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Doctoral Student Wins National Award for Environmental Research Paper

Haotian yang

Haotian yang

Haotian Yang, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has received a national award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Yang’s innovative research on nanoparticles was recognized by the AIChE, and they named him the first-place winner for the 2022 Environmental Division Graduate Student Paper Award.

According to the AIChE, the award “recognizes an outstanding original research paper that contributes to environmental protection through the application of chemical engineering.”

“His research led to the development of a new generation of nanoparticles to address environmental problems,” said Alexander Orlov, Yang’s PhD program supervisor and professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering. This research was highlighted by Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab and touted as a significant development in nanomaterials synthesis. The work was also featured on the cover of  The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

Haotian will be recognized in November during the Award Symposium at the AIChE National Meeting in Phoenix, where he will give an invited lecture to highlight the importance of his research to environmental protection. He will also receive a check for $500.

The AIChE  is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 60,000 members from more than 110 countries.

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