Freeman Elected Fellow in North American Membrane Society

Professor Benny FreemanThe North American Membrane Society (NAMS) has elected Dr. Benny Freeman, Richard B. Curran Centennial Chair in Engineering at the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, a Fellow based on his service to the organization and his highly significant professional accomplishments in the membrane field.

“Professor Freeman’s service to NAMS and other related societies is outstanding. Benny has provided extensive service to the profession through serving in high-level panels and committees, organizing conferences and symposia, serving as editor for journals, and serving in leadership roles of numerous organizations including NAMS,” said Dr. Dibaker Bhattacharyya, past president of NAMS. “He’s a tremendous asset to our profession.”

The North American Membrane Society 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. Dr. Freeman will be recognized at the 2017 International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes conference in San Francisco, July 29 through August 4.

Dr. Freeman’s recent accolades include presenting the Sir Jerry Price Lecture for CSIRO, recieving a U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Science, Technology and Innovation in 2016 (the first Fulbright distinguished chair sponsored by CSIRO), as well as receiving the ACS Polymeric Materials 2015 Distinguished Service Award and the Society of Plastics Engineers’ Lifetime Achievement Award.


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