UK Alumni Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya (DB) was formally recognized as a Fellow of the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) at the 2019 Annual Meeting held May 11-15 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fellows are recognized for their service to NAMS as well as for their highly significant professional accomplishments in the membrane field.
A UK staple for over 50 years, Bhattacharyya has received numerous awards for his accomplishments, including the 2009 Gerhold Award from the AIChE Separations Division for his outstanding contributions in Membrane Separations Technology Development and the Larry K. Cecil AIChE Environmental Division Award for outstanding membrane technology developments in the water-related field. In June 2018, he served as co-chair for the 2018 NAMS Annual Meeting hosted in Lexington, Kentucky.
"DB is one of the leading authorities in the world on membrane and water research," says UK chemical engineering professor and 2018 NAMS Annual Meeting co-chair Isabel Escobar. "He has given invited lectures in all continents but Antarctica. His name is known by all doing membrane research as one of the people always on the cutting edge."