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Pellegrino, John Research Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Pellegrino's research revolves around fundamental membrane development, characterization, and applications. We study how the properties of both the membrane, the streams, and the choice of operating conditions control the separations and productivity results. Illustrative examples include: development of membrane-based devices as part of renewable energy-based heating and cooling systems; the use of membranes for product recovery and recycling water in algae and lignocellulosic biomass processes; and devising models for optimizing particle fractionation using membranes. Recent work includes the study and scale-up of membranes containing regular surface patterns produced with nanoscale dimensions. These membranes appear to resist fouling deposition through both hydrodynamic and surface energy influences. Additionally, we have added fundamental engineering research work on the crystallization processes inherent in water recovery and reuse associated with impaired water supplies.

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  • separations science, membrane science and technology, nanomaterial synthesis, biomass process development for sustainable energy

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Teaching

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  • MSEN 5919 - Special Topics in MSE
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Offers an opportunity for special topics in MSE. Subject arrangement to fit the needs of the program. May be repeated up to 10 total credit hours.

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