Aug 12, 2011

International Desalination Assn. Announces 2011 Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship Award

Errol Glenn of the University of California, Irvine, and Sim Siang Tze of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore are this year’s recipients

The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) has awarded the Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship for 2011 to Errol M. Glenn of the U.S. and Sim Siang Tze Victor of Singapore. Through this program, IDA awards scholarship grants of up to $10,000 per calendar year to one or more graduate students studying engineering or science in preparation for a career in desalination or water technologies.

Errol Glenn attends the University of California, Irvine, where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering. He joined the Applied Environmental Microbiology Laboratory in the summer of 2010. His research focus is on advanced electrohydrodynamics with applications to biofouling remediation technologies for seawater desalination membrane processes.

Sim Siang Tze Victor is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University under the supervision of Professor Anthony Fane.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore with First Class Honors in Applied Chemistry in 2008 and has achieved various academic awards, including a prestigious scholarship by Ngee Ann Kongsi for his academic achievements.

Applicants are considered on the basis of undergraduate transcripts, references and motivation for a career in desalination or water technologies. Candidates must also exhibit leadership and achievement potential. Four references are required, with at least one from an IDA director or member. The applications are reviewed by the IDA Scholarship Committee, which has at least two IDA members from universities.