|To:||AMTA Members, Membrane Industry & Media Publications|
|From:||Harold Fravel, AMTA Executive Director|
|Contact:||email@example.com / 772-463-0844|
|Date:||July 12, 2019|
The American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) is proud to announce that the 2019 recipient of the Ian C. Watson Fellowship for Membrane Advancement is Ms. Hannah Ray of Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Ms. Ray is a PhD Candidate studying Nitrogen Recovery from Human Urine: A Novel Comparison of FO-MD and RO-MD under the guidance of Dr. Treavor H. Boyer. She has a BS in Engineering from the University of Florida and a MS in Engineering from Arizona State University. Notably, Ms. Ray won the Best Student Paper award at this year’s Membrane Technology Conference in New Orleans.
Advanced treatment of alternative supplies is becoming increasingly critical for long-term water security, and most such alternatives – including brackish groundwater, seawater, and recycled wastewater – require both membrane filtration and desalination technology. Accordingly, innovations in membrane technology have significant potential to reduce the cost, energy, and environmental impact of advanced treatment, yielding clean, safe, abundant, and cost-effective water supplies across the United States and throughout the world. As the leading professional association dedicated specifically to membrane treatment technology and research, 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 the industry’s brightest young minds.
In 2018, AMTA expanded this commitment to academic scholarship and innovative membrane research by establishing the Ian C. Watson Fellowship for Membrane Advancement in honor of his long and distinguished career dedicated to the beneficial application of membrane technology. Ian is a modern pioneer of membrane processes and served as AMTA’s first Executive Director. AMTA is proud to acknowledge his vital and positive influence on both novice and seasoned membrane practitioners with this namesake Fellowship.
The American Membrane Technology Association’s mission is to promote, advocate and advance the understanding and application of membrane technology to create safe, affordable and reliable water supplies, and to treat municipal, industrial, agricultural and waste waters for beneficial use. AMTA provides broad opportunities for the exchange of technical, operational and financial information among individuals and organizations interested in membrane technologies. As the leading advocate of membrane processes in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America, AMTA is a strong voice for regulatory and legislative reforms essential to the understanding, acceptance and utilization of membrane technologies. Please visit www.amtaorg.com for more information.