Graduate Student Jovan Kamcev wins NAMS Student Fellowship Award

Drs. Paul and Freeman (left and right) present Jovan Kamcev (center) his NAMS student fellowship awardTexas ChE graduate student Jovan Kamcev has been awarded one of three NAMS Student Fellowship Awards, the highest student award offered by the North American Membrane Society.

Kamcev, a member of the Freeman and Paul research group, received this recognition at the NAMS Annual Meeting held in Bellevue, Washington, May, 24.

“I am truly honored to be selected for this award. It is a testament to the hard work my colleagues and I put in the laboratory, as well as the incredible mentoring I receive from Drs. Freeman and Paul,” Kamcev said. “This would not be possible without their support.”

NAMS is the only professional society in North America that promotes all aspects of membrane science and technology. This ranges from fundamental studies of membrane material science to process application and development.

“Professor Paul and I couldn’t be more pleased that Jovan has received this prestigious fellowship in honor of his exceptional accomplishments during his Ph.D. studies,” said Dr. Benny Freeman.

In addition to receiving Student Fellowship Award, Kamcev also placed first in his category for the NAMS Annual Meeting poster competition. Texas ChE graduate students Michelle Dose and Josh Moon placed among the top three in their categories, as well.

Poster competition winners Michelle Dose, Jovan Kamcev and Josh Moon with Drs. Freeman, Paul and KorosThe winners, all from the Freeman and Paul Research Group, are:

Jovan KamcevFirst Place
Category: Energy and Environment
“Fundamental Studies of Ion Transport in Ion-Exchange Membranes”

Michelle DoseSecond Place
Category: Gas and Molecular Separations
“Analysis of the Transport Properties of Thermally Rearranged (TR) Polymers and Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIM) Relative to Upper Bound Performance”

Josh MoonThird Place
Category: Gas and Molecular Separations
“Impact of Humidity on Sulfonyl-Containing Polybenzimidazoles for Gas Separations”



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