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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Missouri S&T students place fourth in international hydrogen design competition

  • A team of six Missouri University of Science and Technology students placed fourth in the 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest.


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  •   A team of six Missouri University of Science and Technology students placed fourth in the 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest. The winners of the competition were announced Sunday, June 3, by the U.S. department of Energy at the Young Scientist Symposium of the World Hydrogen Energy Conference in Toronto. A record 20 universities from around the world entered the competition, and the University of Maryland won the event. For this year’s competition, students created a plan and design for a system that produces electricity, heat and hydrogen for their university campus. Members of this year’s team are: • Abdulhakin Agll of Rolla, Mo., a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering. • Sushrut G. Bapat of Mumbai, India, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering. • Tarek A. Hamad or Rolla, Mo., a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering. • Yousif M. Hamad of Dearborn, Mich., a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering. • Morgan Hoover of Pontiac, Ill., a sophomore in architectural engineering. • Dr. Mathew Thomas of Kottayam, India, a Ph.D. student in engineering management. Faculty advisors for the team are Dr. John W. Sheffield, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; Dr. Kevin B. Martin, assistant research professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; Dr. Stuart W. Baur, associate professor of architectural engineering; and Heath Pickerill, an adjunct professor in civil, architectural and environmental engineering. The team members are part of a larger group known as H2 Design Solutions, which is one of the design teams affiliated with Missouri S&T’s Student Design and Experiential Learning Center. Missouri S&T teams have fared well in previous hydrogen competitions, winning the event in 2008 and 2010.
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