Matthew Ferby and Zhenwei Gao, both doctoral students in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, were recently recognized with awards from professional societies in the field. Both students are doing research in the university’s Center for Water Innovation.
Ferby, who works in the lab of Zhen (Jason) He, professor and director of the Center for Water Innovation, was selected to receive the Ronald Layton Student Award from Missouri Water Environment Association (MWEA). The scholarship is given to students who demonstrate an overall interest in a career in the wastewater engineering or environmental field who will join the profession and support MWEA and Water Environment Federation with their talent and time after graduating.Gao, a doctoral student in the lab of Young-Shin Jun, professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering, was selected to receive the 2021 C. Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Award from ACS Environmental Chemistry Division. The award is presented to graduate students at U.S. and international universities who submit the highest quality research papers. This is the highest award given to students by the Division of Environmental Chemistry. Award winners present their papers at the Fall ACS Meeting.