Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award

Recognizes outstanding graduate students in the following areas:

  1. Distillation and Absorption
  2. Crystallization and Evaporation
  3. Extraction
  4. Membrane-Based Separations
  5. Adsorption and Ion Exchange
  6. Fluid-Particle Separations
  7. Bioseparations
Deadline: 
May 1, 2014
Award Administrator(s): 
Award: 

A plaque and $200 for each award recipient; a plaque for student's advisor.

Presentation: 
The award is presented at the Separations Division Dinner at the AIChE Annual Meeting.
Instructions: 

For consideration for the award, the following should be submitted:

  1. a single paper contributing to separations fundamentals or applications. This paper may be co-authored by others, but the student nominee must have been the primary author. The paper should be of a quality acceptable for publication in journals such as the AIChE Journal or Chemical Engineering Science.
  2. a single nomination letter detailing the student's strengths and accomplishments, writtenby a faculty member, who must be a member of AIChE.
  3. The student's CV

To be eligible for this year’s awards, the nominees must currently be graduate students or have been graduate students since the last AIChE Annual meeting. Nominations are due June 1st.

The selection criteria include: 

  1. The paper must report on research, investigation or design, and must be part of the student's work for a graduate degree.
  2. The paper may be co-authored by others, but the student nominee must have been the primary author.
  3. The paper should be of a quality acceptable for publication in journals such as the AIChE Journal and Chemical Engineering Science. 
  4. Papers will be judged on technical content, quality of writing, and organization.
  5. The person nominating a student must be a member of AIChE.

Submit nomination packets to Nicholas F. Urbanski; Tel. 713.431.7431; e-mail: SepDivArea2a@aol.com. All submissions must be electronic. Nomination letters must be submitted in Adobe Acrobat format or Microsoft Word.

Recognizing his support and overall long-term commitment to student development in the membranes area, the Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya Graduate Student Research Award has been established to recognize outstanding graduate student research in this area from the nominations received.

In addition to receiving the Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award, the following students have also received this special recognition:

  • Rong Yang (2013)
  • Daniel Wandera (2012)