Team Leader: Paul Hagadone, Chemical Engineering
Advisors: Tony Rogers and Sean Clancey, Chemical Engineering
Sponsors: AFI, BASF Corporation, City of Midland, nanoMAG, Razor Edge Systems, Wisconsin and Southern Railroad
Project Overview: CPM aims to exceed the expectations of company sponsors, improve the lives of consumers through innovation, and develop students into highly marketable professionals. The project goals for our team include improving runoff models to provide advanced flood warning in Midland, designing a kiln for cleaner charcoal production in Benin, using food waste as an alternative energy source at Michigan Tech, developing a water filtration system to cool industrial process streams, curing coatings at lower temperatures using catalysts, integrating hightech materials into athletic equipment, designing collapsible packaging for a large volume of liquid product, and conceiving and testing an innovative product idea from within CPM.