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Biochemistry Student Receives 2021 AESF Foundation Scholarship

Kayla Mancini, a Biochemistry major, was awarded the scholarship for her research with Dr. Amrita Sarkar

Posted in: Awards & Recognition, Chemistry & Biochemistry, CSAM Research

Kayla Mancini

Congratulations to Kayla Mancini on winning the Washington, DC based National Association for Surface Finishing AESF Foundation Scholarship. She was awarded the scholarship for her proposal describing a novel polymer coating approach for removing fluorinated alkyl pollutants from industrial zone leachate/water. This scholarship will allow Kayla to work on a lactide based porous polymer coating project under supervision of Professor Amrita Sarkar, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry during the Fall 2021 term. This work will lead to the development of high performance polymer coating material that can be employed in a myriad of applications both in frontier research and industrial development.

This scholarship provides a fantastic opportunity for Kayla to expand her undergraduate research effort in fabricating new surface material for future industry development.