Chemical Engineering Chem-E-Car team ranked high in international competition

The Chem-E-Car competition is an undergraduate student competition annually organized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The 2019 competition was held in Orlando (Florida, USA),in the opening of the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting’ on the 10th of November.


The Chem-E-Car competition concerns the design and construction of a small, shoebox size, carpowered by a chemical energy source that will safely carry a specified load over a given distance and stop.


Greece is represented by the university team that wins the regional, among the other Chemical Engineering Departments,Chem-E-Car competition. The 2019 regional competition was held in Athens as a side event of the ‘’12th PanHellenic Conference in Chemical Engineering’’.


The 2019 winner of the regional Chem-E-Car competition was the team ‘Pollux’ of the School of Chemical Engineering of the NTUA.This team participated at the final competition in Orlando and achieved the 5th position. The trip expenses of the team were covered by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).


Photo at the awards ceremony. The NTUA team, getting the 5th place


The team members from left to right:

top:       C. Murphy-Ortega [Chevron Corporation (organizer)], P. Schinas, C. Bitsanis, I. Vassos, D. Tsagalakis, H. Tsoukalas, A. Papathanasiou

down:   G. Tatsis, S. Voulgaropoulou, M. Spilioti



Team supervisor: A. Papathanasiou, Assoc. Prof.

Technical advisors: A. Karantonis, Assoc. Prof., Dr.P. Schinas, staff

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