Chemical engineering graduate student Shen receives research award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Yuexiao Shen, a chemical engineering graduate student, has been named a recipient of a 2014 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award.

The award recognizes outstanding students in one or more of the following areas: distillation and absorption, crystallization and evaporation, extraction, membrane-based separations, adsorption and ion exchange, fluid-particle separations and bioseparations.

Shen was cited for his paper titled "Single Molecule Transport Characterization of a Highly Permeable Artificial Water Channel" on his work in the area of artificial water channels that mimic aquaporin proteins.

He will receive a cash award of $200 and a plaque at the annual AIChE meeting Nov. 17 in Atlanta.

Manish Kumar, assistant professor of chemical engineering, served as Shen's adviser.

AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 45,000 members from more than 100 countries. Its Separations Division provides technical programs for meetings with coverage of a variety of currently used and novel methods of separations.

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Last Updated June 18, 2014