The American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and National Water Research Institute (NWRI) announced that four students have been awarded the ADC Fellowship Awards for 2016. AMTA received a number of highly qualified submittals in June and after committee review, the following students were chosen to receive part of the $10,000 (USD) allocated for this annual award:
- Graduate student Carlo Alberto Amadei, Harvard University, is studying graphene oxide architectural laminates (GOAL) membranes for desalination.
- Mackenzie Anderson, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, is an undergraduate student studying to develop a new scalable method for making membrane surfaces hydrophilic.
- Rebecca McLean, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, also an undergraduate student, is addressing Nanoparticle Driven Forward Osmosis Innovation for Mitigating Membrane Fouling in Algae Separation.
- Trent Pinion, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, has Design of Mixed Matric Polysulfone Membranes for Membrane Distillation as his target research.
Their research covers a wide range of membrane technologies. Each recipient will attend the 2017 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition (MTC) to be held in Long Beach, CA on February 13-17, 2017 and personally present their work as a paper or poster presentation. The award monies are intended to support their research and to provide financial assistance for travel expenses related to the MTC attendance.