Iowa State chemical engineering alumnus wins international Honeywell Design Challenge

Dursun Can Ozcan_Honeywell Design Competition 2013
Dursun Can Ozcan, MSChE’10 (right)

The following is a summary from a Nov. 5, 2013, Honeywell news release:

Honeywell announced that Dursun Can Ozcan has been named the winner of the annual Honeywell UniSim® Design Challenge student competition for the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region. Dursun, a student at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, will showcase his winning design to nearly 1,000 attendees at the 2013 Honeywell Users Group (HUG) EMEA, Nov. 4, in Nice, France.

Dursun Can Ozcan’s research focused on reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the cement industry. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, reductions of global carbon dioxide emissions of at least 50 percent will be needed across the globe. Working under that assumption Dursun used the UniSim® Design Suite to simulate emissions from a cement plant and the impact of a number of processes including calcium looping and amine-scrubbing.

Dursun Can Ozcan graduated from Iowa State in 2010 with a master’s degree in chemical engineering. His thesis, titled “Development of a Sorbent for Carbon Dioxide,” was under the supervision of Mike and Jean Steffenson Professor Brent Shanks and University Professor Emeritus Thomas Wheelock. He now pursues a doctorate in the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering (Edinburgh, U.K.).

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