The R. P. Vaid Award was instituted by the alumni in honour of Prof. Vaid. The first award coincided with Prof. Vaid's retirement. A cash prize of Rs. 5,000 is awarded to a deserving Chemical Engineering student, studying in Pilani campus.
Endowment Status: Fully Endowed
R P Vaid Award recipients
2013 Winner - Bhawarth Sangwan Bhawarth
Sangwan is a B.E. (Hons.) Chemical Engineering student from BITS Pilani. He has
held the position of responsibility Project In-Charge, Chemical Engineering
Association and Event Coordinator, Haryana Cultural Association. He has been
part of organising team of TACEE 2012. During APOGEE 2013, he bagged 2nd
position in "Modelling and Simulation Category” for the project on "Effective
Benzene Removal from High Naphtha using multi-objective optimization
techniques”. Beside this, he also won 1st and 2nd prize
in Paper Presentation Competition in Chemical Engg. Category in APOGEE 2013. He
has also one international publication to his name. He has participated as the
only undergraduate student from BITS Pilani in "Academia-Youth Forum, 10th
International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Petrotech -2012” under
the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, India. During past 2 years,
he has done three internships with Guwahati Refinery, IOC R&D Centre, and
Avi-Oil [P] Ltd.His
research interests include, Optimization of Chemical Processes, Process Design
& Simulation, and Environment Impact Assessment. His software skills
include, Aspen Plus, MATLAB, and Hysys. His favourite pastimes include reading
novels, writing blog, and playing table tennis.
"I feel very honoured to have been selected as the
winner of the R.P Vaid Award 2013 for best outgoing Chemical Engineering student.
This award represents a strong reassurance for me for all hard work and
dedication, I have put through during past 3 years of my academic life.At this moment, I would like to thank all my faculty
members and dear friends for their continuing support and motivation. I hope
the R.P Vaid Award will continue to motivate the young Chemical Engineering students
to seek excellence in the field of Chemical Engineering.If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.If you can dream it, you can become it.(~William Arthur Ward)"- Bhawarth Sangwan
2012 Winner - Jasneet Singh
Jasneet Singh is a Chemical Engineering (B.E. HONS) student from BITS, Pilani. His research interests include process Modelling and simulation. He has done various research projects on simulation with the application of software like ASPEN Plus, COMSOL and Fluent. During Apogee 2012 he worked on the performance analysis of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions using fly ash as an absorbent and designed a prototype control system for the prevention of BLEVE Blast in reactors. He did his internship with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited; Mumbai refinery .He has held the responsibility of Vice –Chairperson, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) BITS-Pilani students’ chapter. Under his leadership IIChE organized CHEMxSERE 2011, the annual technical festival for chemical engineers in BITS-Pilani and planned an industrial trip to IOCL, Panipat refinery. He is also a part of the organizing team for SCHEMCON 2012 , the annual Students’ Chemical Engineering Congress. He worked as an Event Coordinator for the event CHEM-e-CAR during Apogee 2012. His hobbies include performing cultural dance (Bhangra) , collecting stamps and reading general knowledge books.
2011 Winner - Ayush Kanwar
Ayush Kanwar is a Chemical Engineering student from BITS, Pilani. He has worked on research projects in the field of carbon credits and carbon footprints. He worked on the effects of B10 Diesel on elastomer performance during Apogee 2011. He has held positions of responsibility with Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL): Coordinator of Epsilon 2011, BITS Model United Nations (BITSMUN): Director of World festival organized by BITSMUN in association with UNIC in 2011. He has worked as an intern with Air India and Essar Oil and contributed his bit to the society via working with NGO-Toxic Links. His hobbies include reading technical and non technical magazines, philately ,numismatics ,drama and contemporary dance.
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