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High school intern achieved national recognition and awards with the research conducted with us

 Wen's Research Group​

Saachi Kuthari, our intern from Millburn High School (Millburn, NJ), has been working with us and mentored by our graduate student, Fangzhou Liu, on the research of the inactivation of MS2 Bacteriophage (a model waterborne virus surrogate) via microwave irradiation-assisted membrane filtration.
Saachi’s involvement in research enabled her participation in several science competitions such as the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) and the New Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF). For instance, Saachi was selected among the top ten finalists in the Jersey Shore region for the paper she wrote on the MS2 experiment. A 12-minute video presenting the research she conducted at the NJIT’s lab with Fangzhou was ranked the third place among the ten finalists. She was also selected among the top five finalists to compete at the national competition, in Albequerque, New Mexico in the poster presentation category. As part of the special awards, she received the NJ Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) Award, promoting marine and environmental science, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Award, the NJ Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Award, the Naval Air Warfare Center Divison (NAWCAD) Lakehurst Award, L3 Harris Technologies Award, Aspen Consulting Group Award, and the Association of Old Crows (AOC) Garden State Chapter Recognition.
Moreover, Saachi competed in the Earth and Environmental Sciences category where she presented her research to a panel of judges at NJRSF. She received the First Place Category Award for Earth and Environmental Sciences for her research conducted at NJIT.
We are proud of being the contributing roles for Saachi’s achievements and wish her greater success in the future. 

Wen Zhang, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

Principal Investigator

Phone: (973) 596-5520 
Fax: (973) 596-5790
Email: wen.zhang@njit.edu

Office Location: Colton Hall 211

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