Chemical Engineering graduate student awarded Ivanhoe Foundation fellowship
In recognition of his current research and potential for future contributions in the critical field of water research, Kwonit Mallick, pursuing a master's degree in chemical engineering, was awarded a $5,000 annual fellowship from the Ivanhoe Foundation.
This amount will be available each year while he is in the master's program. The fellowship is designed to help foreign students who are studying for their master's degree in the United States and researching water-related issues. Priority for the award is given to researchers concentrating on arid land management, water conservation and water recycling, wastewater treatment, and pathogen and chemical remediation.
Mallick earned his bachelor's degree at the Heritage Institute of Technology under West Bengal University of Technology in India. He has also participated in completing six publications and delivering several seminars and presentations.
"I have been working on water-related issues all my life," he said.
Mallick plans to graduate in Spring 2014 and then pursue a doctoral degree.