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Chemistry professor earns award for dissertation

Dr. Daniel Ferreira

OCT. 29, 2013 – Dr. Daniel Ferreira, assistant professor of environmental chemistry, has been chosen to receive an award from the Soil Science Society of America and the Agronomic Science Foundation for his 2012 dissertation “The Nanopore Inner-Sphere Enhancement (NISE) Effect and its Role in Sodium Retention.”

The organizations annually give the Emil Truog Soil Science Award, which includes a certificate and a $3,000 honorarium, to a recent recipient of a doctor of philosophy degree who has made an outstanding contribution to soil science through his/her thesis or dissertation. Dr. Ferreira will receive this prestigious honor on Nov. 4 during the 2013 annual meeting of the Soil Science Society of America in Tampa, Fla.

Dr. Ferreira received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Resource Sciences from the University of California at Davis in 2001. He received a Master of Science degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Connecticut in Storrs in 2008 and his Ph.D. in plant science with a specialization in soil chemistry, also from the University of Connecticut in 2012. He joined the faculty of SPSU in Fall 2012.

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