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Dr. Jeffrey McCutcheon

Dr. McCutcheon

Al Geib Professor of Environmental Engineering Research and Education

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

University of Connecticut

Dr. Jeffrey R. McCutcheon is the Al Geib Professor of Environmental Engineering Research & Education in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Connecticut.  He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Yale University. At the University of Connecticut, he serves as a Center Faculty at the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Industrial Liason for the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, and is affiliated with the Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Programs.  He is an elected Senator in the University Senate and has been involved in numerous activities at the university ranging from directing an REU program from 2011-2014 to producing a science themed radio show from 2014-2015. His primary research efforts are focused on osmotic processes, including forward osmosis (FO) and pressure retarded osmosis (PRO).  He conducts research on hollow fiber and flat sheet membrane platforms and has worked extensively with electrospun nanofibers as a novel membrane material.  His work has resulted in 50 publications, 2 book chapters, 3 pending patents, and a number of invited seminars around the world.  He is an elected Director in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Separations Division and serves on the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Board of Directors. He recently chaired the North American Membrane Society meeting in Boston in 2015 and the 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Membranes: Materials and Processes in 2016.   He has received a number of awards including the 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, the Solvay Advanced Polymers Young Faculty Award, The DuPont Young Faculty Award, and the FRI/John G. Kunesh Award from the AIChE Separations Division.

Engineering II, Room 207
191 Auditorium Drive, Room 286, Storrs, CT  06269-3222
Email:        Phone: (860) 486-4601
Website: Dr. McCutcheon’s Department Page

Previous Positions

2008-2014 Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

2007-2008 Chief Engineer, Stonybrook Purification

2007-2008 Research Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

2002-2007 Graduate Research Assistant, Yale University,

2005-2006 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Yale University

2000-2002 Teaching Assistant, University of Dayton

2000-2001 Engineering Intern, YSI, Inc., Yellow Springs, OH

1999-2000 Engineering Intern, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Materials Directorate

Professional Activities

Professional Memberships

North American Membrane Society

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

American Chemical Society

Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors

American Water Works Association

International Forward Osmosis Association


Editorial Boards




Meetings Organized

North American Membrane Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2015

ACS POLY Polymer Membrane Mediated Water Filtration Workshop, Pacific Grove, CA, 2015

Gordon Research Conference, Membranes: Materials and Processes, New London, NH, 2016





Citation indices All Since 2011
Citations 3880 3475
h-index 24 23
i10-index 32 31


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