ChBE Grad Student Wins AIChE Travel Award


Esmeralda Fisher

Manjesh Kumar, a Ph.D. candidate in the UH Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was selected by the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) Division Travel Awards Committee to receive a travel award to attend the upcoming American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in San Francisco from November 3 – 8.

This competitive award will allow Kumar to attend the conference to present his work, titled Tuning the Physicochemical Properties of Growth Modifiers to Optimize Zeolite Catalysts.

Kumar is a member of assistant professor Jeffrey Rimer’s research group. He received a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the India Institute of Technology in Kanpur.

The travel grants for the AIChE annual meeting are competitive -- from 31 nominees, 18 were selected.


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