Photo courtesy of J. Wu

Jishan Wu, a Ph.D. student advised by professor Eric Hoek, has been selected to receive the 2023 National Water Research Institute (NWRI) – Southern California Salinity Coalition (SCSC) Fellowship. This $10,000 award is to support Wu’s research entitled, “Ultra-high pressure RO membranes for the Lowest Cost and Energy Approach to Achieve Minimum Liquid Discharge.”

According to the sponsor, Wu’s research “most aligns with SCSC’s mission of research, advocacy, and outreach to mitigate salinity in Southern California public water supplies.”

The NWRI-SCSC Graduate fellowship is awarded to students in California whose research focuses on the essential process of removing or reducing salt in water supplies. 

The NWRI is a nonprofit organization that focuses on ensuring safe and reliable sources of water. The organization and its partners fund annual fellowships to support water scientists and innovators. 

Wu was recently awarded another fellowship from the North American Membrane Society (NAMS).