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October 2020 – Congrats to PhD student Duong Nguyen on receiving the AMTA/Reclamation Fellowship for Membrane Technology!

The fellowships are awarded to students "undertaking cutting-edge and innovative research." Amazing work, Duong!


June 2020 – Congrats to PhD student Sangsuk Lee on his paper out in Journal of Membrane Science (first from our group)!

Takeaway: Designing osmotic distillation membranes with low thicknesses will allow them to outcompete conventional membranes in both water productivity and selectivity

Sangsuk Paper

February 2020 – Duong recieves the Multi-State Salinity Coalition (MSSC) Student Scholarship! Duong and Tony went to the MSSC Summit in Vegas to accept the award.

Duong MSSC

July 2019 – Review on solar desalination published in Science Advances 

Science Advances Review

Our group co-authored a paper that lays out a framework for developing efficient solar-thermal desalination processes.  The work emphasizes the importance of system design, rather than materials, in improving the efficiency of solar-thermal desalination systems.  Article is available open access at Science Advances.

June 2019 – Prof. Straub gives seminar at UBC in Vancouver 

UBC Visit

Prof. Straub travelled to Vancouver to give an opening seminar at the WEST Symposium and meet with faculty.

February 2019 – Prof. Straub visits collaborators in Israel 

Israel Trip

Prof. Straub visited Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel to give a seminar and meet with faculty.  During his trip, he also attended the Dead Sea Water 2019 Workshop on Nanomaterials at the Water-Energy Nexus.

October 2018 – Our group webpage is live! 
Stay tuned for updates on research progress, publications, and other news from the group.