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IMechE Mechatronics Engineering Student Of The Year Finals: The Best Mechatronics Student Projects

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Winner Finin Quincey, University of Bath, with our sponsor Per Bergfjord, Head of Hardware Engineering, Global Engineering UK, Elekta Ltd
Winner Finin Quincey, University of Bath, with our sponsor Per Bergfjord, Head of Hardware Engineering, Global Engineering UK, Elekta Ltd

The finals of the IMechE Mechatronics Engineering Student of the Year Competition took place on Wednesday 26 October 2022 at IMechE HQ, to find the best graduate student project in the field of mechatronics from a UK university.

The student projects had to demonstrate all key aspects of mechatronics, mechanics, control and their integration to create a working prototype with a practical outcome. Students submitted their projects from universities all over the UK. The judges Jerry Hughes, Philip Moore, Per Bergfjord and Rita Da Silva commented that ‘all entries were of excellent quality’, but they could only select a maximum of 4 entries to go through to the finals. The 4 candidates provided their presentations and a demonstration of their prototypes to the Mechatronics, Informatics and Control Group (MICG) Board, judges, fellow candidates, their lecturers and guests. The judges selected a winner and 3 runner ups, listed below in no order. 

Finin Quincey, Daire O Dubhthaigh, Per Bergfjord, Rita Da Silva, Andrew Smyth and Ryan Khoo Yeap Hong

We are pleased to announce that the winner was Finin Quincey, and runner ups were Daire O Dubhthaigh, Andrew Smyth and Ryan Khoo Yeap Hong. Jerry Hughes, MICG Board member and judge, noted it was a hard decision for the judges as all the projects presented were of very high standard. The winner was presented with their £1,000 prize money, sponsored by Elekta Ltd, and all participants were presented with a certificate.

Jerry Hughes, Finin Quincey, Per Bergfjord, Rita Da Silva, and Philip Moore

The MICG Board would like to thank Elekta Ltd for kindly sponsoring this competition, without them, this event would not have been possible, in particular Per Bergfjord, Head of Hardware Engineering, Global Engineering UK. Per is a member of the MICG board, a member of the organising committee for the competition and also a judge. The board also would like to thank Rita Da Silva, Mechanical Engineer, Elekta Ltd, for judging the contestants.

Winner

Project: Lookout garden monitor: Deterring unwanted visitors in urban gardens By Finin Quincey, University of Bath. Read Finin’s winning project here.

Finin Quincey, University of Bath

Runners up

Project: Design & manufacture of a test rig to determine the maximum compacting compression ratio for waste materials by Andrew Smyth, Queens University Belfast

Andrew Smyth, Queens University Belfast

Project: Theory, Design and Building of a Bipedal Robot Based on the Common Quail By Ryan Khoo Yeap Hong, University of Southampton. Read the project report and the PowerPoint presentation, also view the poster.

Ryan Khoo Yeap Hong, University of Southampton

Project: Development of technology to assist with changeover process in the textile industry by Daire O Dubhthaigh, Queens University Belfast

Daire O Dubhthaigh, Queens University Belfast

Eric Rogers, Chair of the Mechatronics, Informatics and Control Group (MICG) would like to congratulate all our participatnts and wish them a successful career on behalf of the board, judges, and Elecka Ltd our sponsor. The MICG will be inviting entries for the 2023 competition.

Finin Quincey, Ryan Khoo Yeap Hong, Andrew Smyth Daire O Dubhthaigh, Rita Da Silva, Per Bergfjord, Philip Moore, and Jerry Hughes

The Mechatronics, Informatics and Control Group (MICG) is concerned with the application of information and computer technology in mechanical engineering. If you have any questions regarding the competition or our activities please email Membernetworks@imeche.org or join us on LinkedIn

Front row: Finin Quincey, Daire O Dubhthaigh, Ryan Khoo Yeap Hong and Andrew Smyth
Back row: Rita Da Silva, Per Bergfjord (sponsors and judges), Jerry Hughes and Philip Moore (judges)

 

Finin Quincey, Ryan Khoo Yeap Hong, Andrew Smyth and Daire O Dubhthaigh

 

Finin Quincey, Daire O Dubhthaigh, Andrew Smyth and Ryan Khoo Yeap Hong
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