Congratulations to the Student and Industry Poster Winners at 13th World Filtration Congress

Hearty congratulations to the winners of our student and industry posters in a very competitive field at the 13th World Filtration Congress! The winners were recognized at the Gala Dinner on the final night of the conference on October 8:

Thursday session winners

  • 1st Place: Timo Dobler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: Integrated Preparation and Separation of Temperature-Sensitive Crystals on a Quasi-Continuous Laboratory Filter
  • 2nd Place: Kelly Conway, UC Berkeley: Sacrificial MoS2—Polyelectrolyte Layers for Control of Membrane Fouling in Reverse Osmosis
  • 3rd Place: Rui Chen, Vanderbilt University: Accessing the Intrinsic Permeability and Selectivity of Polyamide-Based Membranes
  • 3rd Place (tie): Pratik Gotad, The University of Akron: Nanoporous Solid Polymer Gels as Hosts for Peo-Ppo-Peo Block Copolymer Surfactants
  • Honorable Mention: Mohammad Assaleh, The University of Akron: Combination of Electrowet-Coalescer and Fiber Media Membrane for Enhanced ULSD-Water Separation

Friday session winners

  • 1st Place: Aparna Arun Agrawal, The University of Akron: Manufacturing of Mechanically Robust Aerogel Composites for Airborne Nanoparticles Removal
  • 1st Place (tie): Jacob Vasquez, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute: Advanced Impregnated Activated Carbons for Fuel Cell Air Purification
  • 2nd Place: Weiqi Chen, University of Minnesota Twin Cities/Particle Technology Laboratory: Laboratory Evaluation of Low-Cost Light Scattering Particular Matter Sensor of Different Designs
  • 3rd Place: Majid Joghataei, North Carolina State University: Effects of Polymer Rheology on Meltblowing Fiber Formation
  • Honorable Mention: Alexander Aragon, Wake Forest University: A Uniform Metal Oxide Coated Geotextile for Photocatalytic Water Treatment






Industry poster winners

  • 1st Place: Andrzej Krasinski, Warsaw University of Technology: Improvement of Coalescence Filters Performance by Coating or Polymer Fibrous Media
  • 2nd Place: Maciej Pilarek: Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering: Quantitative Assays for Determination of Antibacterial Water Filters – Testing Protocols Proposal
  • 3rd Place: Anja Gerbeth: University of Applied Sciences Zwickau: Membrane Extraction for Recovery of Strategic Metals from Low-Concentrated Solutions









A big thanks to the judges of the poster competitions! Our student poster judges were KJ Choi, Martin Lehmann, Vincent Edery, Yuanzhe Liang, Kaiyi Liu, Wilson Poon, Hooman Tafreshi and Lin Zhao. Our industry poster judges were Andreas Kreuter, Ming Ouyang and Tinoush Dinn.

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