Apr. 2022: Congratulations to
Lucia's Ph.D. student, Bo Deng, for her successful dissertation defense on 04-14-2022.
Explore the Nano World
Apr. 2022: Congratulations to my
Ph.D. student, Xiaonan Shi for hersuccessful dissertation defense
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Apr. 2022: Nanobubble Watering Affects Nutrient Release and Soil Characteristics.
Dr. Zhang’s research group recently received a grant from Bureau of Reclamation’s Desalination and Water Purification Research Program to support the proposed research on Omniphobic interfacial heating membranes with robust antifouling, antiwetting performance and superior thermal efficiency in membrane distillation.
The research project aims at the three daunting challenges of MD desalination, i.e., membrane wetting, membrane fouling, and limited thermal efficiency, using omniphobic/interfacial heating multifunctional MD membranes. This sustainable and multifunctional design (as illustrated in the figure) will enable cost-effective and superior thermal efficiency desalination for portable/non-portable water sources through point-of-use (POU) applications. Moreover, this new generation of desalination will improve removal efficiency of water pollutants and brine salts with improved energy efficiency and sustainability of safe drinking water production. This project will support Dr. Zhang’s doctoral students, postdoc (Dr. Weihua Qing) and other team members to carry out this project for two years from 2022 to 2024.