The American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) announced Hannah Ray of Arizona State University, Tempe, is the 2019 recipient of the Ian C. Watson Fellowship for Membrane Advancement. She is a PhD Candidate studying Nitrogen Recovery from Human Urine: A Novel Comparison of FO-MD and RO-MD. Ray has a BS Degree in engineering from the University of Florida and an MS Degree in engineering from Arizona State University. Notably, she won the Best Student Paper award at this year’s Membrane Technology Conference in New Orleans.
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