Starting in July 2021, the Advanced Membranes (AM) Lab will focus on membrane materials and processes with the aim of attaining breakthrough performance in molecular separations. We are especially motivated by regional, national, and global challenges involving the management of process water, drinking water, and natural resources such as metals. Our work will cover all aspects of separation science, including the synthesis and characterization of high-performance membranes, fundamental transport studies through model membrane materials, and lab-scale demonstrations and optimization of separations processes. This integrated approach will combine elements of transport phenomena, surface science, polymer synthesis, polymer physics, and nanotechnology.

The AM Lab will be a major part of the Institute for Water Innovation, and will seek to work with industrial partners to solve aqueous separations challenges. For more information, please see our Research page. If interested in joining the AM Lab, please see our Open Positions page. In particular, we are seeking to recruit up to three graduate students to help start the group.