News

09.14

The ammonia-carbon oxide forward osmosis process developed in Meny's lab by graduate students Rob McGinnis and Jeff McCutcheon is finding new markets and applications. Read more in Bloomberg News and Upstart Business Journal.

07.14

Meny has reached the milestone of h index = 100 in Google Scholar.

06.14

Meny was selected as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters as listed in The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.

02.14

Meny’s co-authored paper with Wollongong University collaborators entitled "Toward Resource Recovery from Wastewater: Phosphorus Extraction from Digested Sludge using Hybrid Forward Osmosis – Membrane Distillation Process" has been featured in Chemical & Engineering News.

01.14

Graduate student Devin Shaffer receives the American Chemical Society Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. Read about the award here.

Francois, Marissa, and Meny's co-authored paper on polyamide membranes functionalized with biocidal graphene oxide nanosheets has been featured in Chemical & Engineering News.

11.13

Tony, Yip, and Meny's co-authored paper on high power density pressure retarded osmosis has been featured in Chemical & Engineering News.

05.13

Graduate student Ngai Yin Yip receives the American Chemical Society C. Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Award for outstanding reseach paper.

Graduate student Laura H. Arias Chavez receives the American Chemical Society Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. Read about the award here.

01.13

Meny is awarded $2.64 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a membrane-based power generation system that converts waste heat to electricity. Read the press release.

Meny received the 2012 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Outstanding Publication Award for his 1996 paper with Amy Childress. Read the award description.

08.12

Meny co-authors an invited review article in Nature "Membrane-Based Processes for Sustainable Power Generation using Water and Wastewater."

07.12

Yip and Meny's co-authored study on sustainable energy production with natural salinty gradients using pressure retarded osmosis has been featured in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Science Podcasts.

05.12

Meny recieves the 2012 Yale University Postdoctoral Mentoring Prize. The prize is awarded annually to the Yale faculty member who best exemplifies the role of a mentor to his or her postdoctoral trainees, and the candidates are nominated by the postdoctoral fellows and associates themselves. Read the news release here.

Graduate student Marissa Tousley is awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Graduate student Devin Shaffer is awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency's STAR Graduate Fellowship.

Graduate student Katherine Zodrow receives the American Chemical Society Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. Read the press release.

04.12

Yip and Meny's co-authored paper entitled: "Thermodynamic and Energy Efficiency Analysis of Power Generation from Natural Salinity Gradients by Pressure Retarded Osmosis" has been highlighted in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) press release. Read other selected news releases: ecomagination, Science Daily, and EarthTechling.

08.11

Meny and Bill co-author an invited review article in Science "The Future of Seawater Desalination: Energy, Technology, and the Environment". Read the news release.

03.11

Graduate student Ngai Yin Yip receives the American Chemical Society Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. Read about it in ES&T.

Meny is the recipient of the 2011 Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lecture from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This award is awarded to a "distinguished environmental engineer whom the ASCE Executive Director will invite to deliver a lecture at a given meeting of the Society". Read about it here.

01.11

Desalination by forward osmosis developed at Yale has been featured in Living on Earth. The low energy requirement technology is highlighted as a promising method to desalinate seawater at a lower cost. Listen to the audio broadcast or read the transcript here.

12.10

Forward osmosis technology developed at Yale has been featured in the MIT Technology Review and the New England Cable News.

08.10

Forward osmosis has been featured in the NewScientist as an energy efficient technology for desalination. The high performance FO membrane developed at Yale is highlighted as a promising solution to the main hurdle for the FO industry. Read the article here.

07.10

Graduate student Alberto Tiraferri receives the National Water Research Institute-American Membrane Technology Association (NWRI-AMTA) Fellowship for Membrane Technology. Read about it in here.

05.10

Meny received the Yale University Liza Cariaga-Lo Faculty Award for Excellence in Advancing Diversity. Read about it in the Yale Graduate School News.

03.10

Forward osmosis has been featured in the National Geographic. FO is highlighted as one of the three technologies that promise to reduce the energy requirements of desalination. Read about it in Water: A Special Issue.

01.10

Graduate student Alberto Tiraferri receives the American Chemical Society Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. Read about it in ES&T.

11.09

Engineered osmosis has been featured on the cover and as the main story (pages 22-25) of Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science inaugural issue of its digital magazine, Yale Engineering.

09.09

Graduate student Katherine Zodrow is awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Jessica's award-winning electron micrograph image entitled, "Squid suckers: The Little Monsters That Feed the Beast" is now part of a traveling exhibition. After initially being printed in Science, the image been reprinted in journals and online sources including: Nature, Forskning & Framsteg, Spiegel Online, Illustreret Videnskab, Focus Italy, Discovery Channel, Weekly Reader, National Geographic, Ars Technica, MSNBC, and The Boston Globe.

Meny delivered a plenary lecture at the IWA Membrane Technology Conference in Beijing, China (September 1-3, 2009) entitled "Recent Advances in Membrane Technology". For pictures click here.

06.09

Graduate student Meagan Mauter is awarded the prestigious Abel Wolman Doctoral Fellowship, granted by the American Water Works Association. Read about the fellowship here.

03.09

The Elimelech Lab's paper entitled: "Transport of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Porous Media: Filtration Mechanisms and Reversibility" makes ES&T's "Best Papers of 2008" list as first runner-up in the category of Environmental Technology. The paper's authors are Deb Jaisi, Navid Saleh, Ruth Blake (Assoc. Prof. in Yale's Dept. of Geology and Geophysics) and Meny. Read the ES&T press release.

Meny gave a keynote speech for the World Water Day symposium in Seoul, Korea entitled: "The Green New Deal and Sustainable Water Purification Technologies." He also gave a live radio interview in Seoul. For pictures, click here.

02.09

Graduate student Meagan Mauter receives the American Chemical Society Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. Read about the award here.

01.09

A Yale press release on its engineered osmosis technology triggers a cascade of online news reports and blog posts: Desalination, Health News Digest, Low Carbon Economy, Science Blog, EurekAlert, Scientific Blogging, e! Science News, IDS Water, Web Wire, The Green Optimistic, Science Mode, Sindh Today, Clean Technica, News Soliclima

Yale's engineered osmosis technology is featured in MIT's Technology Review. Read the article "A Low-Energy Water Purifier," published Jan. 8.

12.08

Graduate student Rob McGinnis' feature article entitled "Global Challenges in Energy and Water Supply: The Promise of Engineered Osmosis" is highlighted on the cover of the December 1st issue of Environmental Science & Technology.

12.08

Meny wins the 2008 Lawrence K Cecil Award presented by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Click here to read the announcement in the Yale Bulletin or here for a description of Meny's award lecture. View pictures of the ceremony here.

Graduate student Anna Stirgwolt Brady-Estévez is tapped as a 2008 Kauffman Fellow. The prestigious program handpicks and cultivates future leaders in venture capital.

10.08

Yale's design for an osmotic heat engine is highlighted in a New Scientist article on green technology inventions.

09.08

Meny comments on the potential of forward osmosis desalination in an ACS podcast entitled: "Water Desalination: Freshwater from the Sea." Click here to listen to the podcast.

04.08

Graduate student Laura Sima is awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

03.08

Meny co-authors an invited review article in Nature "Science and Technology for Water Purification in the Coming Decades."

The forward osmosis desalination process developed at Yale is highlighted in a Nature Special Report "Purification with a Pinch of Salt."

02.08

Graduate student Robert McGinnis receives the American Chemical Society Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. Read about the award here.

12.07

Graduate student Robert McGinnis wins first place at the 2007 Robert M. Langer Graduate Student Symposium for his presentation on a novel osmotic heat engine.

Graduate student, Maggie Montgomery is featured in Yale's Dec./Jan. '07-'08 Grad School Newsletter and a San Francisco Bay Area Weekly Paper for her research on hygiene and sanitation improvement as a method for disease prevention in Tanzania.

09.07

Yale's new finding on single-walled carbon nanotubes is highlighted in several publications and online blogs: ES&T, New Scientist Tech, TMCnet, medGadget, nanowerk, Nature, physorg, ScienceDaily, Food Production Daily, nanotechnology today, Medical News Today, Nano Today.

05.07

Meny is elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), a select group of 250 people who live and work in Connecticut and have made significant contributions to scientific theory and/or applications.

02.07

Graduate student Kai Loon Chen receives the American Chemical Society Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. Read about the award here.

02.07

Graduate student Jeffery McCutcheon receives the American Chemical Society Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. Read about the award here.

Yale's FO Process is highlighted in two recent feature articles: Read "Yale Constructs Forward Osmosis Desalination Pilot Plant" in the January 2007 issue of Membrane Technology. Read "The Ammonia-Carbon Dioxide Forward Osmosis Desalination Process" in the October 2006 issue of Water Conditioning & Purification.

Meny delivers a plenary talk entitled: "Environmental Engineering in the New Millennium: Opportunities and Challenges" at the CENeM-2007 International Conference in West Bengal, India.

Graduate student, Maggie Montgomery's feature article entitled "Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries: Including Health in the Equation" is highlighted on the cover of the January 1st issue of Environmental Science & Technology.

11.06

Meny wins the 2006 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Frontier of Research Award.

10.06

Foward osmosis pilot plant arrives. View photos.

09.06

Graduate student Meagan Mauter is awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the US Environmental Protection Agency's STAR Graduate Fellowship.

Graduate student Robert McGinnis is awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

08.06

Yale's forward osmosis desalination technology is mentioned in the 8.25.06 issue of Science Magazine in the article "Desalination Freshens Up"

05.06

Yale's forward osmosis desalination technology is featured in the 5.03.06 issue of Environmental Science & Technology Online in the article "Water Desalination Takes a Step Forward" and in the 5.01.06 issue of Water Online in the article "Yale to Build Novel Forward Osmosis Desalination Pilot Plant"

05.06

Meny is elected to the National Academy of Engineering. See photos here.

01.06

Graduate student Alexis de Kerchove receives the American Chemical Society Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. Read about the award here.

10.05

Graduate student, Allegra da Silva, is awarded a Certificate of Merit by the American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry for her presentation at the 230th National Meeting in Washington, DC, in August of 2005.

07.05

Meny receives the 2005 Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for outstanding achievement in water science and technology. View photos here.