Gautham Ramapriya Earns AIChE Separations Division Award

Gautham Ramapriya, a graduate student in Dr. Agrawal’s laboratory, recently received notice that he is the recipient of a 2014 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award.

This highly competitive global award recognizes outstanding achievement in separations research. Judging is based on a single paper detailing research contributing to separations fundamentals or applications and a nomination letter from a faculty member.

Ramapriya’s research focuses on developing new, energy-efficient and low-cost separation processes. More specifically he is investigating dividing wall columns used for distilling multicomponent mixtures.

Ramapriya will receive a plaque and a $200 award at the Separations Division Awards Dinner at the 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting in November.