Young engineer making progress with OSL

Young engineer making progress with OSL

We're delighted to welcome back Amy Felgate, who first came to OSL back in 2013 under the Arkwright Scholarships Trust. Now at the end of her third year of study at the University of Cambridge, she has once again joined the company on a summer placement. We caught up with her for a chat about her progress.

Hi Amy, how are your studies going?
Really well. I have just finished my third year studying Chemical Engineering at Cambridge as part of a four-year MEng course. It’s my aim to become a Process Engineer.

What have you been up to over the past 12 months?
I'd probably say the highlight of the year was a third-year design project, which was a group project for five weeks. The task was to design a plant to make hydrogen from natural gas and included a FEED study, detailed design, some work looking at the plant as a whole and a presentation.

My plant area used the solvent Selexol in scrubbing and stripping columns to remove carbon dioxide from the hydrogen gas stream. Whilst it was a lot of hard work, it was really interesting and a fun project to do.

What have been the highlights of your OSL work placements?
I've done various different projects at OSL but the one I was the most pleased with would be the LNG research-based project I did last summer. I learnt a lot from it and was pleased with what was achieved in my three-week placement.

What do you hope to gain from this summer's placement?
I am hoping to gain experience of engineering, outside of an academic setting. Having been here before, the vast range of projects I have been given have helped me with my studies and are always interesting.

Hopefully the summer placement with OSL will aid me with applying for jobs and graduate schemes in the coming months.

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