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SELECTED Research projects

  1. PI. Subschem: Collaborative Research: Development of Multifunctional Reactive Electrochemical Membranes for Biomass Recovery with Fouling Reduction, Water Reuse, and Cell Pretreatment, NSF. Duration:  09/01/2016-08/31/2019
  2. PI. Imaging and Quantifying Chemically Modified Polymer Membrane Properties at Nanoscale (#15-3). MAST CENTER, Membrane Science, Engineering and Technology, NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, $165,000. Duration: 09/01/2015-8/31/2018
  3. PI. Arsenic Leach Test for Exclave Soil Samples. Hatch Mott MacDonald. $20,000. Duration: 11/09, 2015 to 05/15, 2016
  4. Co-PI. EPA P3 grant: Low Cost Family Water Filter for Developing Countries ($15,000 Phase I). EPA Agreement Number: SU835994. PI: Jay Meegoda
  5. PI. NSF I-Corps Site Award ($1500) at NJIT (ID# F2015-2): Development of Multifunctional Reactive Electrochemical Membranes (REM) for Biomass Recovery with Fouling Reduction, Water Reuse, and Cell Pretreatment for Lipid Extraction.
  6. PI. NSF I-Corps Site Award ($1500) at NJIT (ID# F2015-3): Low Cost Family Water Filters for Safe Drinking Water Production
  7. PI. NSF I-Corps Site Award ($500) at NJIT (ID# F2015-5): Microbial fuel cells powered lighting systems for mobile toilets and electricity-lacking regions
  8. PI. 2015 Undergraduate Research and Innovation Student Seed Grant (Phase I: $500 and Phase II: $3000): Development of Multifunctional Reactive Electrochemical Membranes for Biomass Recovery with Fouling Reduction, Water Reuse, and Cell Pretreatment.
  9. PI. 2015 Undergraduate Research and Innovation Student Seed Grant (Phase I: $500): Microbial fuel cells powered lighting systems for mobile toilets and electricity-lacking regions
  10. PI. In situ Characterization of Visible-Light-Responsive Photocatalysts for H2 Production and Pollutant Degradation using Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). Faculty Seed Grant (FSG), $7500. Duration: 11/15/2014-6/30/2015
  11. PI. Switchable hydrophobic-hydrophilic magnetic nanoparticles for sustainable algal harvesting. NCE Research Planning Grant, $7000. Duration: 01/01/2013-6/30/2014
  12. Co-PI. Investigation of alternative measures for flood mitigation in the Hackensack/Moonachie/Little Ferry area. 2013. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has awarded NJIT a $289,000. Duration: 09/01/2013-12/31/2013
  13. Senior personnel. Interdisciplinary undergraduate program in nanotechnology at NJIT: Linking K-12 through Graduate Education via Nanotechnology. NSF Award Number:    1343716. $200,000. Duration: 01/2014-12/2015
  14. Co-PI (PI: Yongsheng Chen). Method Development for Quantification of Physicochemical Properties of Engineered Nanoparticles and Their Local-Scale Biological Effects. 2012 NSF CBET. $300,000. Duration: 09/2012-09/2015.