Ruoyu Wang receives distinguished AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

Vanderbilt alumnus Ruoyu Wang has been selected to receive the prestigious 2024 Jacobs Engineering Group/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Ruoyu Wang

The award recognizes an outstanding doctoral dissertation that contributes to the advancement of environmental science and engineering.

Wang, Ph.D. ’23, is currently a postdoctoral associate in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department at Yale University. He was recognized for his dissertation, “Membrane-based Ion-ion Separation Processes: Nanofiltration and Electrodialysis.”

“This award not only affirms the significance and impact of my doctoral research on membrane-based ion-ion separation processes, but also highlights the invaluable support and guidance from my mentors and peers,” said Wang, who majored in environmental engineering at Vanderbilt.

“This honor inspires me to further my contributions to environmental engineering with greater dedication, particularly in using membrane technologies to tackle environmental challenges like water scarcity, drinking water safety, resource recovery, and decarbonization.”

Wang also received a cash honorarium of $1,500. His faculty advisor, Shihong Lin, received $500.


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