Congratulations to Mr. Amir Mehdi Dehkhoda for winning the 2012 Rio Tinto Alcan fellowship. This fellowship is intended for a graduate student in a field of pure or applied science related to Rio Tinto Alcan’s activities. Mr. Dehkhoda’s (PhD candidate, working with Dr. N. Ellis and Dr. E. Gyenge) proposed research topic is investigation of a renewable carbon-based electrode material in electrosorption of unwanted ions within industrial effluents. This project was categorized under “Environment” research area of Rio Tinto Alcan as a potential purification method in aluminum production waste minimization. The official fellowship awards will take place in Three Rivers in November 2012.