The AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition

Individual Chem-E-Car Seasons per semester can be accessed through the drop down menu above.

If you have any questions, please contact Ingrid  Paredes.

Sponsored by AIChE and presented by the Student Chapters Committee, the Chem-E-Car Competition is a bi-annual event which tests the rigor, teamwork, and minds of individual university AIChE chapters. The goals of the competition are to design, present, and implement a chemically-powered car. The ‘Chem-E-Car’ must be able to travel a variable distance and support a variable weight. University teams are awarded prizes for a poster presentation, overall safety, and car methodology and performance.

In 2012 the Rutgers ChemE Car team competed at the Stevens Institue of Technology AIChE Mid-Atlantic Regional Student Conference in which the team placed fourth overall among the fifteen schools participating. See the results here. Rutgers constructed a car that was powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and used a Mg in HCl/H20 solution coupled with a photo-resistor as its stopping mechanism. Click here for a .pdf showcasing the car. Additionally, the team went on to Nationals in Pittsburg, PA and placed 20th overall in the country -- the highest standing Rutgers University has ever reached.

Advisor: Dr. Celik

We would like to thank our sponsors, Merck and BASF.