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Undergraduate Students from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Winning Awards in Five Sections

  • Date2022.11.07
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Ewha Students from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science winning awards in various contests!


Ewha undergraduate students from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science of ELTEC College of Engineering achieved outstanding results in various competitions held nationwide. They won the grand prize at the 11th National Chemical Engineering Process Design Competition, and won the gold and silver prizes in the productivity improvement and environmental/energy categories at the 2nd LG Chem Korean Chemistry Olympiad. They also won the gold prize in the oral presentation section of the Creative Design Competition held by the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers.


“It was summer” team, winning the grand prize at the 11th National Chemical Engineering Process Design Competition

(From the left) Yoo Hwa-jin, Ahn Soo-jung, Lee Da-eun, and Professor Na Jong-gul


Hosted by the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers and sponsored by AVEVA Korea, LG Chem, SK Energy, Samsung Engineering, and Hanwha TotalEnergies, the Chemical Engineering Process Design Competition began in 2012 to provide students with opportunities to experience chemical process design and operation, discover students with creative ideas and design capabilities, and train competent engineers in the domestic plant engineering and process industries. This year, chemical engineering-related undergraduates from more than 100 leading universities across the country participated in fierce competition for about three months from June to carry out ammonia production and reforming plant design for the production and transport of green hydrogen. Ewha’s "It was summer" team (Yoo Hwa-jin, Ahn Soo-jung, and Lee Da-eun) won the grand prize (LG Chem Award - 3 million won in prize money), and the "WEGO" team (Kim Hye-rim, Jung Yoo-rim, and Chae Na-kyung) won the prize (KRW 100,000).


Hosted by LG Chem, more than 1,000 chemical engineering-related undergraduate students from all over the country participated in the LG Chem Korean Chemistry Olympiad to directly solve the problems that the actual chemical industry is facing in the field, including process safety, productivity improvement, environment/energy section. Ewha’s “P.O.T” team (Kim Han-na, Kim Soo-yeon, and Kim Ji-yeon) won the gold prize (1st place) in the productivity improvement field, and the “TriE” team (Kim Hye-rin, Yang Ji-min, and Ko Eun-ho) won the silver prize (3rd place) in the environment and energy field, proving the high level of education of Ewha Womans University. These three teams will be given 3 million won, 2 million won, and 1 million won each, along with the benefit of exemption from document screening when applying for LG Chem.


(From the left) Seol Yu-jin, Jeong Se-jin, Park Sung-ryeong, Oh Yeon-seo winning the gold prize at Fun&Fun Festival Creative Design Competition


Fun & Fun Festival Creative Design Competition is a competition organized by the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers where undergraduate students across the country come together to propose technologies that benefit the world through their own creative chemical engineering ideas. Ewha’s students, Oh Yeon-seo, Park Sung-ryeong, Seol Yoo-jin, and Jeong Se-jin, won the gold prize under the theme of "carbon dioxide capture, star, STARFISH!”


Yoo Hwa-jin, who won the grand prize at the 11th National Chemical Engineering Process Design Competition, mentioned, "By implementing a solar and wind energy-based hydrogen and ammonia production plant with a simulation program, we were able to develop what we learned over the four years regarding carbon reduction,” adding, “During the competition, I was able to gain valuable experience and results in the process of relying on passionate teammates, and I thank Professor Na Jong-gul for helping me with solid logic skills with thorough generous advice.”


Ewha Womans University founded the world's first women's engineering university in 1996 under the motto of "development of science and technology through training of excellent female engineers.” Ewha established a Chemical Engineering and Materials Science major in 2015 with the aim of fostering a top-class female workforce. Chemical Engineering and Materials Science is expected to play a leading role in the development of 4th industrial-based chemical process and green technology as an interdisciplinary approach in connection with environmental engineering, computer engineering, and electronic engineering, etc.