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The world is a potpourri of fascinating phenomena. For example, dynamic self-organization employs the use of fluctuations to induce structure and the emergence of structure through collective phenomena. Two examples include the formation of patterns formed on sandy beaches and bacterial communities. These inspire methods to structure fluidized bed reactors, and novel self-healing materials, respectively. We are surrounded by biological phenomena which are governed by principles of chemical engineering. This knowledge has helped us to further explore and develop various artificial processes for the development of mankind.

Chemical Engineers, in today’s world, are playing a significant role in improving biotechnology and biosciences. Biological phenomena are extensively studied to enhance our understanding of the dynamics and kinetics of these phenomena. With an increasing role in different fields ranging from genetics, biosystems and bioprocessing to the development of better healthcare devices, chemical engineering applications and innovations have impacted every corner of our lives that includes development of smaller and faster computer chips to innovations in recycling, cleaning water, treating diseases and generating energy. The processes and products that chemical engineers have helped create touch every aspect of our lives.

The participants are required to click a picture which should connect to the theme Chemical Engineering in Nature and also provide a caption along with a brief note (max. 150 words) describing the photograph and its relation to the theme. This competition tests the creativity of the participants and their ability to correlate the theme to real world phenomena/applications.


Prizes worth INR 3,000 to be won!

Rules and Regulations

  • The participants should upload their photos and description in the Registration Form.
  • Do not write any text (e.g. Name, Date, etc.) on the photograph.
  • The photograph and its brief description must clearly correlate to the Task Statement.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • The following submissions are not eligible:
    • Photos violating another person's rights, including copyright issues.
    • Photos that contain objectionable or inappropriate content.
    • Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.
  • The last date to submit your entry is October 7, 2018.
  • On registering for the competition, the participants will allow:
    • Reflux to post their photographs on Facebook (@refluxnitk), Instagram (@reflux_nitk) and Twitter (@reflux_nitk).
    • Third parties to share their photographs on social media platforms.
  • Any changes in the Task Statement and updates regarding the competition will be notified to the registered participants via email and displayed in updates section.
  • The decision concerning the selection of participants during screening rests with Reflux Committee. No further correspondence shall be entertained.
  • Reflux Committee, Engineer 2018, NITK Surathkal reserve the rights to change any of the above rules as they deem fit without any prior intimation.


For screening

  • Relevance of the picture to the theme.
  • Your understanding of the Chemical Engineering principles captured in your photograph.

Post screening

  • 50% weight-age for description
  • 30% weight-age for picture quality
  • 20% weight-age for the number of likes gained for your capture posted on our social media (Facebook and Instagram).


Register for Capture here.

Deadline: September 30, 2018


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