University of Otago, New Zealand

Chemistry

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ANZ Elsevier Chemistry Challenge 2011 winner

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Christoper Larsen (BSc Hons) was named winner of the grand prize in the ANZ Elsevier Chemistry Challenge 2011.

The competition required the entrant to identify a research challenge and create a mini research proposal that would address it. Chris’ research proposal was titled “A Rational Synthesis Towards Specific Size Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes.

The proposals were evaluated by the Elsevier Chemistry Challenge panel of local and regional academics and the grand prize was for US $1,000 cash. The Elsevier Chemistry Challenge was open to under-graduate and post-graduate students from Australian and New Zealand Universities, so Chris's win as an undergraduate was a fantastic effort.