Jay Werber

Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Email: jay.werber@yale.edu

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Jay Werber is a third year graduate student in the Elimelech Research Group in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University. His research is on biomimetic membranes for water desalination.

Prior to coming to Yale, Jay worked for four years developing protein therapeutic manufacturing processes at Genentech, a leader in the biopharmaceutical industry. At Genentech, Jay worked in a variety of departments, pursuing work in protein chromatography, protein filtration, cell culture, DNA manipulation, and analytical chemistry. While Jay enjoyed working in the ever-challenging world of bioprocessing, he decided to change fields into water research to work on one of the defining issues of our time.

Outside of the lab, Jay enjoys running, biking, and eating lots and lots of lasagna.


pdfs and supporting information for group papers available on the main publications page.
  1. Shaffer, D.L., Werber, J.R., Jaramillo, H., Lin, S., & Elimelech, M. "Forward osmosis: Where are we now?" Desalination, In Press.  DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2014.10.031
  2. Mahajan, E, Werber, J.R., Kothary, K, & Larson, T. "One Resin, Multiple Products: A Green Approach to Purification." in: Developments in Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. (Kantardjieff, A., Asuri, P., Coffman, J.L. & Jayapal, K.) 1125, 87-11 (American Chemical Society, 2013).
  3. Werber, J.R., Wang, Y.J., Milligan, M., Li, X. & Ji, J.A. "Analysis of 2,2′‐azobis (2‐amidinopropane) dihydrochloride degradation and hydrolysis in aqueous solutions." Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 100, 3307–3315 (2011).
  4. Mueller, S.G., Werber, J.R., Al-Dahhan, M.H. & Dudukovic, M.P. "Using a Fiber-Optic Probe for the Measurement of Volumetric Expansion of Liquids." Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 46, 4330–4334 (2007).