Karamalidis Awarded Berkman Faculty Development Grant
Assistant Research Professor Athanasios Karamalidis is one of the awardees of the CMU Berkman Faculty Development Grant. Karamalidis' project focuses on developing an absorbent technology for separating critical materials from selected aqueous media. As part of this study, Karamalidis will look at how to develop an example selective sorbent and incorporate it into a polymer backbone to increase capacity.
The Berkman program was established to help support projects that would otherwise be difficult to fund. The program is directed primarily to junior faculty whose access to external support is less well developed, and to faculty working in chronically under-funded areas. The Berkman Faculty Development Fund, supported by a gift in the memory of Sybiel Altman Berkman, A'31, is a small grants program in support of professional development.