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Apr. 2022: Congratulations to my
Ph.D. student, Xiaonan Shi for hersuccessful dissertation defense
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Fangzhou Liu is an environmental engineering Ph.D. student working with Prof. Wen Zhang in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He received a $55,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) INTERN program to support them as interns at Sterlitech Corporation, a company as one of the world's largest producer of inorganic membranes & filtration products focuses on unique micro and sub-micron filtration products. Sterlitech’s portfolio covers an array of unparalleled filtration products designed to push the boundaries of: (1) Execution of routine methods, (2) Membrane development, (3) Application innovation, (4) Small-scale Processing. The INTERN award is a supplement fund to Zhang’s NSF-supported active project entitled “Interfacially Engineered Membranes for Simultaneous Microwave Catalysis and Liquid Filtration.” This non-academic research internship and training aims to supplement students’ current research in Zhang’s laboratory with the goal of increasing the competitiveness of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce in the US. This grant is a great opportunity for students supported by a PI’s active NSF award to enable the student intern to learn more in depth knowledge of their research field which will empower their career development. Figure below is an imaging schematics of microwave-assisted membrane filtration system, which was used by Dr. Zhang’s group to achieve effective contaminants degradation and virus inactivation.
Relevant published paper: Fangzhou Liu, Likun Hua, Wen Zhang, Influences of microwave irradiation on performances of membrane filtration and catalytic degradation of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), Environment International, Volume 143, 2020, 105969.
Environmental Engineering Doctoral Student Fangzhou Liu Receives $55,000 NSF INTERN Grant