Three members from the McCutcheon Lab attended the ICOM 2017 meeting in San Francisco, CA, in July 2017. Jian Ren, Lingling Xia, and Maqsud Chowdhury all presented their work as oral presentations at the meeting. Maqsud Chowdhury won a student poster award during the poster session. Congratulations!
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Graduation News: Dr. Jian Ren graduated with her PhD from the University of Connecticut this past May. Her thesis focused on hollow fiber TFC membranes for forward osmosis. She currently works at AbbVie, a pharmaceutical company located in Massachusetts. She also presented her work at ICOM 2017 in San Francisco, CA in July.
Two REU students, Qudus Lawal (University of Illinois Chicago) and Sean Penrose (Rutgers) have joined the McCutcheon Lab for the summer to work on characterizing new membranes from Mattershift, a startup company based in New York, NY.
A story about the recent awards of Senior Graduate Student Jian Ren posted on the UConn CBE website.
UConn’s 3-minute thesis (3MT) program challenges PhD students to talk about their thesis work in a short timeframe to a general audience. This “pitch” style defense program forces students to think about how their thesis impacts the broader world and to describe that impact in terms that all will understand. Jian Ren, a senior PhD student in the McCutcheon Lab, competed with 15 other finalists in the program and placed 2nd for her talk on the worldwide water crisis and how her work in forward osmosis technology could help alleviate some of those problems. Congratulations!
Lingling Xia won a graduate student poster award at the ECI meeting on Cork, Ireland. Her poster described her work on osmotic heat engines using trimethylamine draw solutions. The work is in collaboration with Forward Water Technologies and Idaho National Laboratories.
9/14/2016 – Jeff McCutcheon and Lingling Xia traveled to Cork, Ireland for the Engineering Conference International: Advanced Membrane Technology VII meeting. Lingling presented work on osmotic heat engines using trimethylamine draw solutions and Jeff presented Jian Ren’s work on hollow fiber membranes.
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Dr. McCutcheon currently directs the Membrane Separations Laboratory at UConn. This lab houses multiple research projects which involve emerging technologies for water treatment and water-based energy technologies.
Mission Statement: Our research goal is to enable technologies that leverage low grade energy sources for sustainable water and energy production. We will achieve this through innovative materials and process design