UPDATE: Sirikarn Surawanvijit Wins 1st Place in the National AWWA Academic Achievement Award

Dr. Sirikarn Surawanvijit has won first place in the prestigious National American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) 2016 Academic Achievement Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation after previously winning the the California-Nevada Section.  The Academic Achievement Award’s purpose is to encourage academic excellence and to give recognition to those graduate students who have made outstanding contributions to the field of public water supply through their work at a university.  According to the AWWA, Dr. Surawanvijit’s work is a welcome addition to the water supply field and deserves special recognition.  Dr. Surawanvijit is formerly from Prof. Yoram Cohen’s group. Congratulations once again to Siri and Prof. Cohen!... read more

Sirikarn Surawanvijit Wins the CA-NV AWWA Academic Achievement Award.

Dr. Sirikarn Surawanvijit, formerly from Prof. Yoram Cohen’s group, has won the prestigious CA-NV AWWA (the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association) Academic Achievement Award – First Place – Doctoral for 2015-16.  The award is given in recognition of Dr. Surawanvijit’s exceptional doctoral dissertation entitled “Real-Time Monitoring of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Integrity”. Congratulations to Siri and Prof. Cohen!... read more

AIChE Student Chapters Committee Awards Michael Lee

Michael Lee has been awarded the 2014-2015 Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Student Chapters Committee. The Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence is given to one AIChE student member of each student chapter who has achieved the highest scholastic grade-point average during his/her freshmen and sophomore years. On behalf of the UCLA Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, we congratulate Michael Lee on achieving the Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence... read more

Can Israel Help California Solve Its Drought Problem?

Can Israel Help California Solve Its Drought Problem? In Israel, water has always been seen as a scarce resource. Yoram Cohen, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UCLA, said that Israeli schoolchildren are taught from an early age the saying, “We have to watch for every drop.” “We can’t overemphasize education,” Cohen said. “It has to start early because once people get used to it, it becomes part of their daily... read more

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