You are here

Ph.D. student Yang Han wins third national award in one year

Ph.D. student Yang HanPh.D. student Yang Han wins third national award in one yearYang Han, a Ph.D. student in Winston Ho’s group, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 AIChE Separations Division Graduate Student Award in the Membrane Separations Area.

He will receive his award at the AIChE 2018 Annual Meeting which will take place on Monday, October 29, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. During the meeting, Yang will present four papers, including his paper entitled  “Novel Facilitated Transport Membrane for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture: From Membrane Synthesis to Process Design," which was submitted as part of his award nomination. 

The selection of this award is highly competitive, with a global request for nominations. It is based, in part, on academic achievements including the quality of graduate research as evidenced by a manuscript or paper.

The AIChE award consists of $200 and a plaque, which will be presented to Yang at the Separations Division’s Awards Dinner. Yang will attend the dinner as a guest of the Division. 

The award marks the third national award Yang has received so far in 2018.

In February of this year, Han was selected for the 2018 Elias Klein Founders' Travel Supplement Award from the North American Membrane Society to attend the 2018 NAMS Annual Meeting in Lexington, KY on June 10-13, 2018. This award is partly based on academic achievements. Yang presented a paper entitled  “Novel Facilitated Transport Membrane for Post-combustion Carbon Capture: From Membrane Synthesis to Process Design."

At that June 2018 NAMS meeting, Han subsequently won the 2018 Poster Award Competition. The competition consisted of around 160 poster entries from around the world. Yang's poster was entitled “Synthesis and Techno-Economic Analysis of Novel Facilitated Transport Membrane for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture."  He won an award certificate and $250. 

Han also won the CBE departmental award, the CBE Outstanding Graduate Award for Academic Achievement, in 2017 and 2018.