Postdoctoral Fellows

Adriano Santana Sanchez, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Density functional theory, Molecular dynamics, Free energy, Transition state, Machine learning

Bárbara Freitas, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Microalgae biotechnology, Biological Co2 fixation, Food science

Bin Bian, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Microbial Electrochemistry, Carbon capture and utilization, Energy recovery, Organic waste management, Electrochemical membrane bioreactors

Dario Rangel Shaw, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: ​Microbial ecology of wastewater, ​Environmental microbiology, Bioremediation, Molecular biology techniques

Doskhan Ybyraiymkul, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: CFD modeling, Adsorption, Water desalination, Thermal management systems

Faheem Akhtar, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Polymeric and mixed-matrix membranes, Water vapor separation, Dehumidification

Hari Ananda Rao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Electromicrobiology, Microbial ecology, Microbial interactions, Waste to resources, Biocorrosion

Harun Elcik, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Membrane distillation, Membrane fouling, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Renewable Energy, Microalgae

Hyuk Soo Son, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Water desalination, Sustainable Engineering

Jiajie Xu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Wastewater Treatment1, Electrochemical technology, Anaerobic digestion/fermentation, Resource recovery technology

Jiale Jang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Crop growth monitoring, Optical remote sensing modeling, Scale transformation, Data fusion

Kennedy Odokonyero, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plant biology/ecology, Plant microbial interaction, Material engineering, Soil science, Irrigation management

Mahmoud Ibrahim, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Water Surface, Interface, Wetting, Nanoparticles, Catalysis

Marcel El Hajj, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Synthetic aperture radar data, Optical data, LiDAR, Soil moisture, Biomass, Crop mapping, Crop parameters, Crop modeling

Meng Shi, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Interfacial phenomenon, Heat transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Nanostructures

Mengchun Wu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Bio-inspired films, Photothermal materials

Mohammed Obaid Awad, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Seawater desalination, Wastewater Treatment1, Membrane fabrication, Electrospinning, Forward Osmosis, Ultrafiltration

Muhammad Nawaz, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: ​Forward osmosis membrane filtration, Biological treatment of wastewater, Water purification, Fate of chemical contaminants in water treatment

Peng Zhang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Analytical chemistry, Microchip electrophoresis for bio/nano applications, Nanofabrication techniques, Single-molecule detection based super-resolution optical imaging, Materials characterizations, Water droplet on a super-hydrophobic surface

Qian Chen, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Thermal desalination,, Thermodynamics analysis and optimization

Renyuan Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Environmental Nanotechnology, Atmospheric Water Harvesting, Photothermal, Water desalination

Seunghyun Hong, Ph.D.

​​​​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​​Two-dimensional nanomaterials, Nanofluidics, Membrane, Energy harvesting

Shuo Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Anaerobic membrane reactor, Industrial wastewater, water reuse, Pathogen, Emerging contaminants, Membrane fouling

Veerraghavulu Sapireddy, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Microbial biofilm development, Wastewater Treatment1, Microbial fuel cell (MFC) and Microbial electrolysis cell (MEC)

Wenbin Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Solar water distillation and collection, ​Wastewater treatment

Yong Jin, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Condensation, Heat transfer, Desaliantion, Materials, CFD

Yu-Hsuan Tu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Agricultural monitoring, UAV remote sensing, Vegetation mapping, Aerial survey

Yuquan Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Capacitative deionization, Polymer electrode, Ion selective collection