Water Permeability Measurements
- Filtration and Reverse Osmosis Test Cells
Solute Permeability and Diffusion Measurements
- Diaphragm diffusion cell
- Forward osmosis test cell
Solute Rejection Measurements
- Amicon Stirred Cells
Gas Permeability Measurements
- Gas Permeation Cell
Solute Detection Methods
- UV-vis, TOC, IC
Membrane/Thin Film Fabrication
- Expertise in phase inversion, interfacial polymerization, and spin-coating protocols
Structural Characterization of Membranes
- SEM, TEM, AFM
Current Energy Research
Fabrication and Characterization of Membranes for Liquid Separations
Osmotically-Driven Membrane Processes
Development of Cyclic Separating Reactors
Potential SEI Research
Fabrication of membranes from novel self-assembled materials for energy, desalination, and water purification processes.
Development of novel separation methods for water and energy applications.
Understanding how nanoscale structure and chemistry influences the transport of chemical species in membrane processes.
Use of self-assembled copolymer membranes in other applications (e.g., sensing or electrochemical devices)