Carnegie Mellon University
April 24, 2013

Leitch Awarded GROW Travel Grant

Leitch Awarded GROW Travel Grant

CEE graduate student Megan Leitch has been selected by the National Science Foundation and the Academy of Finland for a Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) travel grant to conduct research at Aalto University in Helsinki. Leitch will be advised by Academy Professor Olli Ikkala, whose molecular materials research group has made exciting advancements in nanocellulose aerogel fabrication techniques. Throughout the Fall '13 semester, Megan plans to analyze the suitability of these aerogels for use in membrane water desalination, a project which opens a new international research collaboration between professor Ikkala and Megan's CMU advisors, professors Greg Lowry (CEE) and Meagan Mauter (ChemE/EPP).

Congratulations Megan!