Principal Investigator

Suzana Pereira Nunes, PhD, FRSC

​​Professor, Chemical and Environmental Science and Engineering,

Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Research Interests: Self-Assembly, Biomimetic Membranes, Polymer science, Thermodynamics of polymer solution, Materials development, Membranes

Postdoctoral Fellow

Abaynesh Y. Gebreyohannes, PhD


Research Interests: Fouling, Hollow Fiber Membranes, Membrane Dehumidification, Membrane characterization, Membrane fabrication

Livia Mesquita Dias Loiola, PhD


Research Interests: Polymer science, Polymer Membranes, Nanotechnology, Biomimetic Membranes, Biomaterials

Maria Di Vincenzo, PhD


Research Interests: Biomimetic Membranes, Nanofiltration, Water Treatment, Reverse osmosis, Interfacial Polymerization

Radoslaw Gorecki, PhD


Research Interests: Electron Microscopy, Piloting & Upscaling, Block Copolymers, Self-Assembly, Membrane fabrication

Syed Usman Taqui

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests: Membrane-science and engineering, Downstream processing, Membrane emulsification, Polymeric Membranes

Xiang Li, PhD


Research Interests: Solvent resistance membrane, Isoporous Membranes, Membrane Development, Controlled Polymerization

PhD Student

Banan Alhazmi

PhD Student

Research Interests: Interfacial Polymerization, Nanofiltration, Reverse osmosis

Eyad Qasem

Phd Student

Research Interests: Gas Separation

Rebecca Esposito

PhD Student

Research Interests: Pervaporation, Organic-organic Separation, Membrane fabrication, Rheology of Polymer Solutions, Membrane characterization

Sandra Aristizabal

PhD Student

Research Interests: Polymer Membranes, Polymer Synthesis, Smart Materials, Sustainability, Green Chemistry

Research Scientist

Lakshmeesha Upadhyaya, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Membrane Science and Technology, Membrane Dehumidification, Membrane Development, Membrane fabrication, Hollow Fiber Membranes

Stefan Chisca, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Polymer Synthesis, Solvent resistance membrane, Biomimetic Membranes

Masters Student

Shanshan Hong

Master Student

Research Interests: Interfacial Polymerization, Ion Separation, Nanofiltration, Thin Film Composite Membranes

Visiting Faculty

Alexey Volkov

Visiting Professor

Research Interests: Membrane design, Membrane fabrication, Membrane-based separation processes, High-throughput techniques, Industry oriented applications