Jeffrey McCutcheon, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer USA Center for Energy Innovation CEI, received the Water Technology Idol award at the 2019 Global Water Summit in London

9.4.2019

Jeffrey McCutcheon, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer USA Center for Energy Innovation CEI, received the Water Technology Idol award at the 2019 Global Water Summit in London. 

The award is given based on an event held at the meeting where startup companies and technology innovators deliver 10 minute pitches to a panel of judges (all experts in the water business)  and the audience about their technology and then questioned by the judges.

In this year’s event, 4 startup companies and Dr. McCutcheon presented their innovations.  Dr. McCutcheon’s innovation was based on a recent paper that he published in Science on 3D printed membranes for desalination.

(Chowdhury, M.R., Steffes, J., Huey, B.D., McCutcheon, J.R.”3D printed polyamide membranes for desalination”, Science 361, 2018, 686.)

Link to recap of 2019 Event HERE