Li awarded AIChE Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award


Ying Li, a chemical engineering graduate student, has been awarded the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award. 

The award recognizes outstanding graduate research in the area of separations and is awarded annually by the organization. Li was cited for her work in plasma DNA purifications, which is demonstrated in the paper “Use of preconditioning to control membrane fouling and enhance performance during ultrafiltration of plasmid DNA.”

Li is a third year Ph.D. student and a member of Andrew Zydney’s bioseparations research group. “I am honored to receive this award and happy that I am able to participate in a research field that I find so intriguing,” Li said.

She will be formally recognized at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City this November. 

Li is the second student from the department to be honored with the award in recent years. In 2014, Yuexiao Shen, advised by Manish Kumar was also recognized.


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Ying Li, chemical engineering graduate student and AIChE Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award recipient



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