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Graduate Student, M. Tharanga Perera receives the Kenneth Earhart Award

M. Tharanga Perera, a Ph.D. candidate in polymer science and engineering, has received the Emulsion Polymers Institute’s Kenneth A. Earhart Award.

Lehigh’s Emulsion Polymers Institute (EPI), established in 1975, provides a focus for graduate education and research in polymer colloids.

The award, granted on May 7th at EPI’s annual review meeting dinner, is presented to graduate students who excel in their research. $1,500 is attached to the award to help recipients present their research findings at national or international conferences.

The Earhart Award is made possible by Neal J. Earhart ’89 Ph.D. in memory of his father, Kenneth A. Earhart ’30, who worked for the EPI from 1975 to 1987 following his retirement from the chemical industry.

Tharanga received this prize for his research in "Direct Measurement of Suspension Microstructure using Confocal Microscopy". His adviser is James Gilchrist, professor of chemical engineering.

 

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