IMechE Project Award goes to Oxford researcher developing Coolbrook RDR

October 30, 2020

Dylan Rubini, one of the Oxford researchers working on developing Coolbrook’s Roto Dynamic Reactor (RDR) has been awarded the prestigious IMechE Project Award.

Dylan Rubini, one of the Oxford researchers working on developing Coolbrook’s Roto Dynamic Reactor (RDR) has been awarded the prestigious IMechE Project Award. The award is given annually to an undergraduate by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Coolbrook Ltd. and Oxford’s Thermofluids Institute are currently collaborating for a three-year period to further develop Coolbrook’s revolutionary Roto Dynamic Reactor (RDR). The project, entitled the “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Flow and Heat Transfer in Turbo Reactors for Cracking Hydrocarbons,” aims to investigate the aerothermal and chemical phenomena at the core of the RDR’s novel hydrocarbon cracking process.

“It has been a privilege to work on such a ground-breaking project as the Roto-Dynamic Reactor. This novel concept will potentially provide the much-needed step change to drive the out-dated hydrocarbon cracking industry towards a clean and sustainable process. I am lucky to have been given the opportunity to investigate the complex flow physics and interactions present in the RDR, for which I received the IMechE Project Award,” says the award’s recipient, Dylan Rubini.

Coolbrook’s CEO, Harri Johannesdahl is also pleased with the choice made by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. “We are proud of Dylan Rubini’s valuable work to help develop our RDR and congratulate him on this achievement,” Johannesdahl says.

“We are proud of Dylan Rubini’s valuable work to help develop our RDR and congratulate him on this achievement.”

Harri Johannesdahl
CEO, Coolbrook

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Harri Johannesdahl, CEO Coolbrook: email hidden; JavaScript is required, +358456780400

Coolbrook Ltd. is a Finnish engineering company on a mission to create a cleaner, more sustainable and profitable way to produce Olefins, the main component in the petrochemical industry and the production of plastics, chemical products, packaging and more. Coolbrook’s Roto Dynamic Reactor (RDR) is a revolutionary technology that combines space science, turbomachinery and chemical engineering to replace the current inefficient and polluting steam cracking methods used to make Olefins with a radically cleaner and more effective alternative. Backed by a growing number of governments, petrochemical producers and environmental regulators, Coolbrook’s RDR technology is set to become the new global standard in Olefins production. https://coolbrook.com/

The Project Award – IMechE is awarded annually to an undergraduate (i.e. someone who is studying for their first degree), who is normally in their final year. It is awarded on the recommendation of their university Head of Department, to a student who completes an outstanding research, development or design project in mechanical engineering. http://www.imeche.org

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