The inaugural John C.B. Chau Prize in Engineering at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, has been awarded to Wassim Aouad. Mr. Aouad was born in Lebanon, and studied at MIT before coming to Cambridge as an M.Phil candidate in Advanced Chemical Engineering. During his studies, he conducted research at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and also the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP).
His research consisted of modelling the behaviour of a horizontal water jet impinging on a vertical wall, a subject that has critical applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The John C.B. Chau Prize in Engineering is named for James’ father, and will be awarded annually to an undergraduate or postgraduate candidate for the highest marks in this academic field, or excellence in research.