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Jovan Kamcev to join University of Michigan, Chemical Engineering Faculty

Jovan Kamcev will join the faculty at University of Michigan, Department of Chemical Engineering in Fall 2019. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar working with Prof. Jeffrey Long in the Department of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Applied Math & Statistics from Stony Brook University and his master’s and doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin under the guidance of Profs. Benny Freeman and Donald Paul.

Jovan Kamcev to Receive the Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Science & Engineering

Former UT Austin graduate student, Jovan Kamcev, will receive The Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Science and Engineering. This award is given to recognize a graduate student or recent graduate who has completed an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in polymeric research. The award consists of a plaque and an honorarium of $2,000 which will be presented at the POLY/PMSE award symposium at the Fall National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting on Chemistry & Water, August 25-29, 2019, in San Diego, California.

Rahul Sujanani Awarded 2018 ASIE Scholarship

The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) Board of Directors and Advisory Council has awarded one of the twelve scholarships this year to UT Austin graduate student Rahul Sujanani. A large number of applications in response to their request were received this year making the competition tough. Rahul’s credentials were ranked as one that truly deserved the selection.

ASIE strives to encourage young students of Indian origin to pursue engineering and architectural studies. Rahul has been invited to their Annual Holiday Dinner event on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at India House to receive the scholarship check. 

Jasleen Walia wins 3rd Place and $100 in UT Austin PEER

Jasleen A. Walia won 3rd Place and $100 in the UT Austin Poster Exhibition on Engineering Research (PEER) held on April 11, 2018. The Poster Exhibition on Engineering Research Competition is co-hosted by the Cockrell School’s Engineering Student Services and the Student Engineering Council, and is an excellent opportunity for engineering undergraduates to present their research findings to a series of judges. PEER provides for students a supportive environment to gain experience in technical presentations as well as witness the groundbreaking research conducted by their peers. Participants must be undergraduate engineering students who are currently conducting research with faculty in the Cockrell School and can physically present their poster for 30 minutes during the event.

Jasleen was mentored by Rahul Sujanani, a PhD candidate working in Professor Benny D. Freeman’s Membrane Research laboratory.

Joshua Moon Selected as One of the Three Recipients of the 2018 NAMS Student Fellowship Awards

Joshua Moon has been selected as one of the three recipients of the 2018 NAMS Student Fellowship Awards .

The NAMS Student Fellowship Awards are presented annually to outstanding graduate students in the membrane science and technology area. Preference will be given to students who have not received a NAMS Student Fellowship Award previously.

Each NAMS Student Fellowship Award will consist of a $500 award to the recipient, free registration to the 2018 NAMS Meeting, a free one-year membership in NAMS, a hotel room for the duration of the meeting at the conference hotel, and a commemorative plaque. All award recipients will give their oral presentation during a special award session at the 2018 NAMS Meeting.

Melanie Merrick Selected as One of the Recipients of the 2018 NAMS Elias Klein Travel Supplement

Melanie Merrick Has Been Selected as One of the Recipients of the 2018 NAMS Elias Klein Travel Supplement to attend the upcoming North American Membrane Society (NAMS) meeting. Recipients receive a check for up to $500 for their travel expenses to the NAMS meeting.

The Elias Klein Founders’ Travel Supplement program supports students needing limited financial assistance and will provide up to $500 in reimbursement for reasonable expenses (e.g. travel cost, registration, workshops) for attending NAMS 2018 to present their research (oral or poster presentation). This award program is named in honor of Elias Klein, whose vision and spirit guided the founding of NAMS in 1985.

Alon Kirschner Wins 2nd Place in The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School Three Minute Thesis (3MT) 2018 Competition

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.