Three School of Applied Science students have won the top prize in the JEC Student Award 2014 for their project on “Recycling of Waste Components from Offshore Oil and Gas Industry into Building Materials”. This annual competition is open to all students working on projects in the area of composite materials and technology. Participants are required to submit a summary of their end-of-year thesis in 1500 characters on the subject “Environment & Composite Recycling”. The participants are judged by a panel of Reviewers on innovation in composite recycling and its environmental sustainability.
Chooi An Rong Aaron, Seng Zheng Yang and Zhao Junkang impressed the judges and beat the competition – a total of 729 participants.
Their research study was conducted in collaboration with Dynaglass Reinforced Plastics Pte Ltd. The team investigated the recycling of waste components from the offshore oil and gas industry, and converting them into value-added products such as building materials and building composites for better environmental sustainability.
Dr Wong Sook Fun was the Project Supervisor/Mentor. Co-Supervisors were Mr Lin Mingjiang, Ms Ferne Leong, and Ms Shamini Manogaran.
The JEC Group is owned by a non-profit association dedicated to the world’s composites industry, with its headquarters in Paris, France. The JEC Student Award is an academic competition to foster student research and studies all over the world. The composites industry spans across different sectors: aeronautics & aerospace, alternative energy, automotive, construction & infrastructure, electronics, marine, mass transportation, pipes & tanks, sports & leisure as well as consumer products.