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Lingling Xia

Lingling Xia

Chemical Engineering, PhD Candidate

Member since 2014


2013     B.S. Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology





lingling2 Lingling joined Prof. McCutcheon’s research group in the fall of 2014 as a Ph.D. student and is excited to continue her research of membrane processes for water purification. She was born in Hubei, China, and completed her undergraduate education at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology where she earned a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering. Now at UCONN, her current work involves the process study of pressure retarded osmosis (PRO), and draw solution design for PRO, specifically for osmotic heat engine, which can realize the energy transformation from low grade heat to osmotic energy and finally to high grade energy like electricity. Moreover, her work is also extended to membrane design for pressure-driven membrane processes, mainly about the hollow fiber membrane design to make them tolerate high hydraulic pressure, which is a huge challenge at present.

Out of the lab, Lingling enjoys hiking with her friends, exploring the cities and finding new things.