Doctoral Students

Dr. Xi Chen

Sept. 2015 – July 2019

Thesis: Advancing Membrane Technologies for Sustainable Production of Energy and Water

Next position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University

Current position: Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Adam Atia (secondary co-advised)

Sept. 2016 – Feb. 2021

Thesis: Integrating Renewable Energy and Desalination: Modeling Intra-hourly, Variable Salinity, Reverse Osmosis Powered by Photovoltaics

Next position: Senior Engineer, KeyLogic Systems

Dr. Stephanie Nicole McCartney

Sept. 2017 – Jun. 2022

Thesis: Advancing Membrane Technologies for Recovery of Nitrogen and Phosphorous from Human Urine

Next position: Sustainability Engineer, Ingredion

Dr. Hanqing Fan

Sept. 2017 – Jul. 2022

Thesis: Developing Ion-Selective Membrane Technologies for Challenges at the Water-Energy Nexus

Next position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Yale University

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Chanhee Boo
Dr. Chanhee Boo

Jul. 2018 – Feb. 2020

Next position: Senior Research Scientist, Korea Institute of Science and Technology

M.S. Students

Chenxuan Zhu

Jan. – May 2017

Omar Salah Alali

Sept. – Dec. 2017

Heyang Qi

Jan. – Dec. 2019

Thesis: Solvent-Induced Precipitation for Hardness Removal in Hypersaline Water

Lara Stela David Alves

Sept. 2021 – May 2022

Thesis: Scaling Investigation of Reverse Osmosis Membranes Under Thermomorphic Hydrophilicity Base-Induced Precipitation-Treated Feeds

Zimu Song

Sept. 2021 – May 2022

Thesis: Exploring a Governing Transport Mechanism for PA-TFC Membrane at Lower Permeabilities

Zhenyu Kang

Jan. – Dec. 2022

Thesis: Exploring a new transport mechanism of the TFC polyamide membranes

Hongxu Chen

Sept. 2022 – Dec. 2023

Thesis: Sulfonic Polystyrene Membranes for Selective Lithium Recovery

Next position: Ph.D. student at Princeton University

Undergraduate Students

David Kim

Nov. 2015 – May 2018

Next position: Ph.D. student at Yale University

Jocelyn Wang

May 2016 – Aug. 2017

Natalie Williams

May 2016 – May 2019

Daniel Dray

Sept. 2016 – May 2019

Amar Bhardwaj

Jan. 2017 – May 2020

Next position: Marshal Scholar at University of Edinburgh

Kelly Conway

May 2017 – May 2018

Next position: Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley

Kalisa Ndamage

Nov. 2017 – May 2019

Robert Winton

Jan. 2018 – Apr. 2021

Next position: Energy Analyst, Tesla

Nobuyo Watanabe

May 2019 – May 2022

Next position: M.S. student at Columbia University

Kruti Sutaria

Sept. 2019 – Apr. 2021

Peter Cruz-Grace

May 2020 – May 2022

Charmane Gabriel

Sept. 2020 – May 2022

Karen Copeland

May 2021 – May 2023

Next position: Churchill Scholar at Churchill College, Cambridge

Visiting Scholars

Fanny Maritza Rivera Mejia

Sept. – Dec. 2023

Visiting Ph.D. student from University of Valladolid, Spain