Two Students Receive National Water Research Institute and
American Membrane Technology Association 2021 Graduate Fellowship
Fellowship Recognizes Achievement in Membrane Technology Research
January 18, 2022
Two graduate students received the 2021 National Water Research Institute and American Membrane Technology graduate fellowship. Each student received a $10,000 fellowship for research advancing membrane technology in the water, wastewater, or water reuse industries.
- Weiliang Bai, a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin, received a fellowship for research titled, “Setting up a comprehensive Omics platform for detecting biofouling in reverse osmosis (RO) seawater desalination plants.” Bai is working under the guidance of advisor Dr. Manish Kumar.
- José Díaz, a PhD student at the University of Michigan, received a fellowship for research titled, “Ion sorption and transport in novel highly charged and tunable ion exchange membranes contacted with non-ideal electrolyte solutions.” Díaz is working under the guidance of advisor Dr. Jovan Kamcev.
We are grateful for the interest and participation of graduate students and their advisors in our graduate fellowship program. We congratulate the NWRI-AMTA graduate fellows on their hard work and excellent research.
AMTA is a nonprofit that promotes, advocates, and advances the understanding and application of membrane technology to create safe, affordable, and reliable water treatment solutions. For more information on AMTA’s fellowship programs, please visit Fellowships (amtaorg.com)
NWRI is a 501c3 nonprofit that collaborates with water utilities, regulators, and researchers in innovative ways to help develop new, healthy sources of drinking water. To learn more about the NWRI graduate fellowship program, go to the NWRI website https://www.nwri-usa.org/fellowships.