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Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D. Student Awarded George M. Reeves Graduate Fellowship

Each year, the Graduate School awards five different Trustee Fellowships to full-time graduate students who exhibit excellence in graduate study, research and scholarship. Mithun Sikder, a May doctoral graduate in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS), was selected to receive the George M. Reeves Graduate Fellowship, which is named for Reeves, who formerly served as UofSC’s director for the Lilly Teaching Fellows Program, senior assistant to the President and Dean of the Graduate School.

Originally from Bangladesh, Sikder studied civil engineering with a focus on water quality and pollution control at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology. He then completed a master’s degree in environmental engineering at the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom), where he delved deeper into water treatment processes using nanotechnology.

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