Working with a variety of partners, AMTA is proud to administer several Fellowships for university students researching the use of membranes for water treatment, with nearly $500,000 conferred since 2007. These funds not only yield cutting-edge innovations in membrane technology, but also provide career development for some of our brightest young minds. In 2018, extending this commitment to the future of the industry, AMTA established the Ian C. Watson Fellowship for Membrane Advancement, an annual $10,000 award in honor of Mr. Watson’s long and distinguished career dedicated to the beneficial application of membrane treatment technology.
Ian has been a modern pioneer of membrane processes and served as the first AMTA Executive Director. Acknowledging Ian’s broad imprint on the membrane industry and his positive influence a myriad of membrane practitioners, the AMTA Board has opted to open his namesake fellowship to funding by anyone interested in supporting the next generation of both technology and the leaders that will shape it. Please consider contributing to the fellowship in any amount that you can. Thanks in advance for your generosity!