The 13th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM) meeting was held in Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo, July 9-14, 2023. ICOM is held every 3 years and represents one of the key meetings in the membranes field.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 106 new members and 18 international members, announced NAE President John L. Anderson today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,420 and the number of international members to 319.
Associate Director Professor Rachel Segalman receives one of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) most prestigious prizes, the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering.
M-WET student leader, Everett Zofchak, UT Austin Ph.D. Chemical Engineering student (co-advised by Director Benny Freeman and GAP 3 leader Professor Venkat Ganesan) won a NAMS poster award for his poster “Ion and Water Transport Mechanisms in PEGDA Membranes”.
Audra DeStefano, UCSB Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering co-advised by M-WET Associate Director Rachel Segalman and Professor Songi Han, won the Kramer Poster Prize at the Materials Research Outreach Program for her work “Local Water Dynamics Throughout the Corona of a Polymeric Micelle”.
Craig J. Hawker, Director of the California NanoSystems Institute and Director of the Dow Materials Institute - Materials and Chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for achievements in polymer chemistry.