Superfund Research Program

January 2024

Rollie Mills
Mills is a graduate trainee at the University of Kentucky SRP Center. Under the tutelage of investigator Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Ph.D., Mills developed membranes of hollow nanotubes to filter out harmful chemicals in water. (Photo courtesy of Rollie Mills)

The NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) selected Rollie Mills, from the University of Kentucky (UK) SRP Center, as the 26th recipient of the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award. Mills was selected for his work developing filtration membranes to protect communities exposed to harmful contaminants in water, and his commitment to igniting rural youth’s interest in science.

“The Wetterhahn Award is a tremendous honor for me,” Mills said. “Knowing that my work is impactful, both within and outside of the UK SRP Center, means a great deal.”

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