Exploring the theme ‘Engineering 2050 for Good’, student engineers come up with innovative and sustainable projects.

By Mr John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer), Published


From October 17th to 19th 2022, engineering students came up with innovative and sustainable projects as part of the School of Science and Technology’s Engineering Hackathon.

Using the theme, ‘Engineering 2050 for Good’, City partnered with Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB UK) for this year’s Hackathon.

The 1st Prize went to Team 6, comprising Jude Forrest Hopkins, Kesvan, Arravvindan and Alan Clark Gutierrez. Their final project was a design for the wings of a vertical take-off and landing aircraft.


Benjamin Adegoke, Shirin Alamt, Danyaal Alam, Nabid Syed, Mawlihan Chadrakanthan, Umme Hania Abdool Raman and Zaryab Ahmad on Team 30 took 2nd Prize. Their design was also aviation related and they came up with a long-distance charging system for an electrically-powered aircraft.


Teams 12 and 13 (Thasrina Ali, Mariam Atiki, Vinushan Thiruchchelyam, Madina, Hissah Alshathri and Moamel Al-Maliki took joint 3rd Prize. They worked on the design of a smart kitchen which included the recycling of greywater.


Team 4 Runners Up comprising Klaountia Mamo, Mohammed Katon, Andrew Mead, Michael Kinyanjui, Harrison Hewitt, received recognition for their Stratospheric Aerosol Injection project, while Rayann El Kachtoul, Wana Chulu, Syed Baqer, Abdiwahid Omar on Team 33 were also Runners Up for their design of thermoelectric generator tiles for placement close to appliances such as heaters and boilers.


Team 35 (Minoshi Wasthukankamge, Ghufran Made, Abenayan Katheswaran) were also runners up with their design of metal oxide sensors for biomedical use in detecting insulin and ketone levels as well as monitoring blood pressure and heart rate.

(Photos courtesy Sam Hunt)


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