The National Science Foundation’s Science and Technology Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLiPS) selected Jovan Kamcev to receive one of the Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for 2016. These awards are given to students who have made exceptional contributions to the Center in the areas of Research, Teaching and Mentoring, or Service to the Organization.
Jovan Kamcev won first place in his category of posters and one of three NAMS Student Fellowship Awards, the highest student award offered by The North American Membrane Society (NAMS). Michelle Dose and Josh Moon took second and third place for posters in their section. NAMS is the primary technical outlet for membrane research in the United States.
During the event, a close colleague and co-advisor, Dr. Don Paul, was recognized as an inaugural NAMS Fellow.
Benny Freeman has been selected for a Fulbright Distinguished Chair award. Each year, there are approximately forty such awards from this program made possible through funds appropriated annually by the U.S. Congress and, in many cases, by contributions from partner countries and the private sector. Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.
The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, and it is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. The specific Fulbright Award Professor Freeman has been selected for is sponsored by CSIRO, Australia’s leading multidisciplinary research organization. The area of focus will be “More from Less: Disruptive Separations Technologies for Sustainable Chemical and Environmental Industries.”
The Chair will enable Professor Freeman to undertake research of importance to the bilateral relationship and includes a national public speaking lecture series within Australia.