Current Lab Members

Menachem Elimelech

menachem.elimelech@yale.edu
Roberto Goizueta Professor

Edo Bar-Zeev

edo.barzeev@yale.edu
Postdoctoral Fellow

Binational Agricultural and Development (BARD) Postdoctoral Fellow

Coupling Biology and Engineering Approaches for Membrane Biofouling Control

Chanhee Boo

chanhee.boo@yale.edu
PhD Student

Membrane-Based Processes for Power Generation

Valerie H Coulter

valerie.coulter@yale.edu
PhD Student

Advanced Membranes for Renewable Power Generation using Pressure Retarted Osmosis

Akshay Deshmukh

akshay.deshmukh@yale.edu
PhD Student

Andreia Fonseca de Faria

andreia.faria@yale.edu
Postdoctoral Researcher

Science without Borders Fellow, Brazil

Toxicological Effects of Nanomaterials on Microorganisms

Humberto Jaramillo

humberto.jaramillo@yale.edu
PhD Student

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Water Purification Engineering through Membrane Processes

Sarah Kwan

sarah.kwan@yale.edu
PhD Student

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Effects of Biofouling on Water Treatment Membrane Processes

Shihong Lin

shihong.lin@yale.edu
Postdoctoral Fellow

Coupled Membrane Processes for Sustainable Power Generation

Siamak Nejati

siamak.nejati@yale.edu
Postdoctoral Fellow

Advanced Materials for Water Purification

François Perreault

francois.perreault@yale.edu
Postdoctoral Fellow

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellow

Antimicrobial Nanomaterials for Biofouling Control

Devin Shaffer

devin.shaffer@yale.edu
PhD Candidate

EPA STAR Graduate Fellow

Membrane Scaling and Membrane Surface Modifications

Evyatar Shaulsky

evyatar.shaulsky@yale.edu
Lab Technician

Anthony Straub

anthony.straub@yale.edu
PhD Student

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Membrane-Based Processes for Energy Production

Marissa Tousley

marissa.tousley@yale.edu
PhD Candidate

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Novel Membrane Materials Platforms for Aqueous Separations

Jay Werber

jay.werber@yale.edu
PhD Student

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Former Lab Members

Yale Doctoral Students Departure Date Title Affiliation
Laura H Arias Chavez July 2014 Assistant Professor Tennessee Technological University
Katherine Zodrow June 2014
Ngai Yin Yip May 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Alberto Tiraferri Aug 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow Université de Genève
Laura C. Sima Aug 2012 AAAS Science and Technology Fellow Office of Development Finance, Economic Bureau at the US State Dept.
Juishan Yong Aug 2012 Project Manager Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies
Meagan S. Mauter Aug 2011 Assistant Professor Carnegie Mellon University
Robert L. McGinnis May 2009 Founder and CEO Negare
Anna Stirgwolt Brady-Estévez May 2009 Consultant Boston Consulting Group
Maggie Montgomery May 2009 Technical Officer World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Allegra K. da Silva Aug 2008 Environmental Engineer CDM Smith
Kai Loon Chen May 2008 Assistant Professor Johns Hopkins University
Wui Seng Ang May 2008 Research Engineer Singapore Public Utility Board (PUB)
Alexis de Kerchove May 2007 Project Manager - Processes and New Technologies Xylem Inc - Stockholm, Sweden
Jeffery R. McCutcheon May 2008 Assistant Professor University of Connecticut
Jane E. Hill Mar 2006 Assistant Professor University of Vermont
Zachary A Kuznar Aug 2005 Senior Project Manager, Emerging Technology Office Duke Energy
Jim C. Chen Jul 2005 Former Employment: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Nathalie Tufenkji Nov 2004 Associate Professor McGill University, Canada
Sharon L. Walker Nov 2004 Associate Professor University of California, Riverside
Erik M.V. Hoek Dec 2001 Professor University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA Doctoral Students Departure Date Title Affiliation
Albert (Sechurl) Kim 2000 (co-advised) Associate Professor University of Hawaii
Chun-Han Ko 1999 Professor National Taiwan University
Yann Le Gouellec 1998 Senior Engineer Greater Cincinnati Waterworks
John J. Waypa 1998 Senior Technical Staff TRW, Redondo Beach, CA
Ning Sun 1998 Senior Research Scientist School of Public Health, Yale Univ.
Amy Childress 1997 Professor & Director of Environmental Engineering Program University of Southern California
Seungkwan Hong 1997 Professor Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Xiaohua Zhu 1996 LEEI Consulting Engineer Sunnyvale, California
Philip R. Johnson 1995 Assistant Professor University of Notre Dame (1995-2000)
Daylin Liu 1994 Principle Systems Engineer Raytheon
Hsiao-Wei Ching 1994 Associate Professor Tung-Nan Institute of Tech., Taiwan
Lianfa Song 1993 Professor Texas Tech University
Yale Postdoctoral Researchers Departure Date Title Affiliation
Dr. Santiago Romero-Vargas Castrillon Aug 2014 Assistant Professor University of Minnesota
Dr. Yunxia Hu Aug 2013 Assistant Professor Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, China
Dr. Moshe Ben-Sasson Aug 2013 T.B.D. T.B.D.
Dr. Saifur Rahaman May 2012 Assistant Professor Concordia University
Dr. Jessica D. Schiffman Aug 2011 Assistant Professor University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Zhiyong Meng (co-advised with Prof. Chinedum Ousji) Jul 2011 Senior Researcher Parker Hannifin Corporation
Meagan S. Mauter Aug 2011 Assistant Professor Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. William A. Phillip Jul 2011 Assistant Professor University of Notre Dame
Dr. Deb P. Jaisi Jan 2011 Assistant Professor University of Delaware
Dr. Debora F. Rodrigues Jul 2010 Assistant Professor University of Houston
Dr. Chad Vecitis Jul 2010 Assistant Professor Harvard University
Dr. Seoktae Kang (Steve) Jan 2019 Assistant Professor Kyung Hee University, Korea
Dr. Navid B. Saleh Jan. 2009 Assistant Professor University of South Carolina
Dr. Baoxia Mi Jan 2009 Assistant Professor University of Maryland
Dr. Moshe Herzberg 2007 Assistant Professor Ben Gurion University, Israel
Dr. Thanh (Helen) Nguyen Nov 2006 Assistant Professor Univ. of IL. at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Jeremy A. Redman 2004 Assisstant Professor California State Univ., Long Beach
Dr. Qilin Li 2003 Associate Professor Rice University
Dr. How Y. Ng 2003 Associate Professor National University of Singapore
Dr. Pawel Weronski 2003 (co-advised) Assistant Professor Institute of Catalysis & Surface Chem.
Dr. Steven E. Mylon 2003 (co-advised) Assistant Professor Lafayette College
Dr. Subir Bhattacharjee 2001 Professor University of Alberta
Dr. Arza Seidel 2000 Senior Editor John Wiley & Sons, New York
Dr. Chun-Han Ko 2000 Professor National Taiwan University
UCLA Postdoctoral Researcher Departure Date Title Affiliation
Dr. Lianfa Song 1994 Associate Professor Texas Tech University
Yale Visiting Scholars and Researchers Departure Date Title Affiliation
Xinglin Lu Aug 2014 PhD Candidate Harbin Institue of Technology, Harbin, China
Zhongguo Zhang Nov 2013 Department Director Environmental Protection Research Institute of Light Industry, Beijing, China
Shuai Liang Feb. 2013 PhD Student Tsinghua University, P.R. China
Jack Gilron 2012 Professor Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Atar Adout Oct. 2011 Environment Health-Water Quality Coordinator Ministry of Health, Israel
Yuchang Kim 2011 Research Manager KIMM
Yinghui Mo 2011 Engineer Institute of Seawater Desalination and Multipurpose Utilization, Tianjin, China
Yuji Yamashita 2011 Assistant Professor University of Tsukuba
Hyunse Kim 2010 Senior Researcher KIMM
Isabel Cristina Tessaro 2010 Associate Professor Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Esperanza Garcia Castello 2006 Associate Professor Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Esther Huertas 2006 Project Manager AQU Catalunya
Ana Rita Costa 2005 Process Engineer Galpenergia
Bart Postmus 2003 Product Development Manager Unilever
Sangyoup Lee 2002 Research Professor Korea University
Long Nghiem 2002 Associate Professor University of Wollongong, Australia