Dr. Benjamin Hsiao, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, and Dr. Benjamin Chu, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, discuss the work of Intel finalist Anna Sato
Anna Sato chose to work with us on a challenging project, the development of a novel class of cellulose membranes to remove radioactive iodine and cesium from water. This research idea originated from her passion, as she wants to help the earthquake and tsunami victims who suffered from the recent Fukushima nuclear plant explosion in Japan (she has family there). We are extremely impressed by her determination, resilience and independence, and we are very proud of her accomplishments. Anna was a Simons Fellow in the Simons Summer Research Program. Her project was partially supported by an award from the Academy of Applied Science’s Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP).