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Loughborough University : Chemical Engineering

Loughborough University’s Department of Chemical Engineering is using Shared VR to teach graduate students about the realities of working in a live process plant.

The Igloo dome is now tightly integrated into the Department’s graduate curriculum. In particular, students use it to understand the interplay between control room operations and field operations. They also use it to get a clear understanding of safety implications – for example, by deliberately upsetting processes to see the effects, without risking the disastrous consequences that would ensue in the real world.

“There’s no doubt that Shared VR is becoming more and more prevalent in the university sector, and the visualisation of processes is on the increase. Our way forward is around the Igloo.”

Professor Richard Holdich
Loughborough University