Ujwal Patil, a University of Houston Ph.D. student in biochemistry, was a finalist for the 2018 MilliporeSigma Life Science Award in Bioseparations.
For this award, selected candidates traveled to MilliporeSigma’s main campus in Darmstadt, Germany, where they presented their research to a group of industry professionals, including company leadership. The competition was open to graduate students from around the world, with finalists selected based on criteria which included innovation, potential impact, and scientific rigor.
The MilliporeSigma Life Science Award was offered in three categories: bioseparations, food & beverage safety, and tumor biology. In each category, four students were selected, with one student awarded a grand prize of $10,000, and the remaining three finalists receiving a $2,000 award.
Patil's work is advised by Richard Willson, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the Cullen College of Engineering and a professor of biology and biochemistry in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.