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From the U of M Department of Chemistry to the Grainger Prize

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Abul Hussam, a former postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Prof. Peter Carr, has been awarded the National Academy of Engineering Grainger Challenge Prize Gold Award. The Grainger Foundation awards a first, second, and third place prize for “the design and creation of a workable, sustainable, economical, point-of-use water treatment system for arsenic-contaminated groundwater in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and other developing countries.”

Prof. Hussam, currently an associate professor of chemistry at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, received the first place Gold Award for his development of the SONO filter, which is a household water filtration system to remove arsenic and organic pollutants from drinking water. Prof. Hussam worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Prof. Peter Carr in the Chemistry Department at the University of Minnesota from 1983 to 1985, and we are incredibly proud of this enormous accomplishment!

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