USM Polymer Professor Receives Prestigious Award from 3M Corporation

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by University of Southern Mississippi, Our Mississippi Home

Dr. Xiaodan Gu, Assistant Professor in the School of Polymer Science and Engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has earned a $45,000 Nontenured Faculty Award by the 3M Corporation to further his research efforts.

The award recognizes outstanding new faculty for their research, experience, and academic leadership. Each year, approximately 15 new awards are presented by 3M.

“The 3M Nontenured Faculty Award is widely recognized as a prestigious honor among all the junior faculty in polymer, materials, and chemical engineering. Receiving this award for our research group means a lot to our team,” Gu said.

“It is a great opportunity for our team to invest in a new idea in polymeric membrane to make separation of pollutant and water more efficiently,” he…

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