Capstone Design Projects

The undergraduate programs in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering culminate in a significant design experience delivered through a Capstone Design course. Students carry out the design and economic assessment of a major, environmentally-sound process in chemical and/or biological engineering. Students work in teams under the supervision of a faculty advisor and, when possible, mentored by a practicing professional engineer from industry to ensure relevance and quality.

The Capstone Design project is a unique and tremendously beneficial experience for students and we are very appreciative of the industry professionals who dedicated time to the review of the Capstone projects and who provided valuable feedback to students. We also thank the industry sponsors for assisting students in the development and successful completion of their projects. 

2021 Design and Innovation Day Award Winners

AwardWinning Team
Chemical and Biological Engineering Program (CHBE 453)
Single Cell Protein Production for Animal Feed
Group B4

Chemical Engineering Program (CHBE 454)
Treating British Columbia's Acid Mine Drainage
Group P4

Chemical Engineering Program (CHBE 454)
Production of Renewable Natural Gas: Methanation of Carbon Dioxide Using Hydrogen Obtained Through Water Electrolysis
Group P9

Colin Oloman People's Choice Award
Thermochemical Graphite Synthesis from Biomass Carbonization
Group P1

 

If you, or your company would like to be involved in capstone projects next year, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Jonathan Verrett (jonathan.Verrett@ubc.ca) or fill out the industry participation survey.

2020 – 2021 Capstone Design Projects

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ProjectsAudio PresentationsPosters (click to enlarge)
Continuous Production of Monoclonal Antibodies in CHO cells for SARS CoV-2
Group B1
Fermentative Lactic Acid Production Using Lactobacillus Rhamnosus from Spent Coffee Grounds
Group B2
Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Production from Fermentation of Escherichia coli SGE90
Group B3
Single Cell Protein Production for Animal Feed
Group B4
Thermochemical Graphite Synthesis from Biomass Carbonization
Group P1
Co-Hydrotreatment of Distillate and Bio-Oil to Cleaner Diesel
Group P2
Hydrogen Production from Steam Methane Reforming with Oxyfuel and Carbon Capture and Storage
Group P3
Treating British Columbia's Acid Mine Drainage
Group P4
Hydrogen Production from Landfill Gas
Group P5
Production of Lithium Carbonate from Spodumene Ore Concentrate
Group P6
Hydrogen Production from Sorbent Enhanced Steam Methane Reforming
Group P7
Methanol Synthesis from the Gasification of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Group P8
Production of Renewable Natural Gas: Methanation of Carbon Dioxide Using Hydrogen Obtained Through Water Electrolysis
Group P9

 

 

To see the projects from previous years, please see our archive page.