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2016 UniSim Design Challenge Winners

2017 UniSim Design Challenge Winners Announce

Ozgun Deliismail and Okan Akin from the Izmir Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr. Erol Seker, won the 2017 UniSim®  Design Challenge competition, defeating 60 teams from 25 countries. Using UniSim® Design and UniSim® Dynamics, Akin, Deliismail and Dr. Seker created a preliminary conceptual design and simulation of the production of bio-based ethylene from the marine microalgae of Nannochloropsis oculata. Ethylene produced from this renewable source can easily replace petrochemical-based ethylene in conventional production processes.

Read the press release and/or their winning entry. 

About the UniSim Design Challenge 

The UniSim Design Challenge is a unique chance for students of the sciences to learn more about process simulation modeling as well as gain valuable industry exposure.    


Challenge participants create a new design or model a process problem and their solution using Honeywell’s leading process design simulator, UniSim Design. The best submission wins free travel and attendance at the Honeywell Users Group (HUG) conference, as well as an opportunity to get noticed by prospective employers in the process industries. 

Honeywell is happy to cultivate this environment for students to showcase their ideas and to promote the global recruitment of top talent.

“We are pleased to offer a global arena for students to debut their talents to a variety of process companies,” said Vimal Kapur, President for Honeywell Process Solutions.

“The UniSim Design Challenge is also an ideal opportunity to recruit new talent from the science, technology, and engineering disciplines.”

The Honeywell annual process design competition is a global competition; students from around the world are encouraged to submit their project as part of our approach to recognize the most talented students across the globe.

To reward innovative projects using Honeywell’s UniSim Design simulation software for the process automation industry, winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Americas Honeywell Users Group conference.

The HUG conference provides winning students with an opportunity to present their project, learn more about the process industries, and network with attendees, including potential employers. The sponsoring tutor will also receive the opportunity to attend the event. The prize covers all travel, accommodation and registration costs for the event. 

Read Improve Safety and Reliability with Dynamic Simulation, an article by a previous UniSim Student Competition winner that appeared in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Journal.


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