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Dr Shuaifei Zhao

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Fibres & Textiles

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Biography summary

Dr Shuaifei Zhao is an experienced senior researcher with over 12-year R & D experience across Australia, Singapore, China and Japan in developing membrane separation technology for environmental and energy applications. He has been a top 2% scientist worldwide since 2020, recognised by Stanford University. He was a Rising Star of Science in Australia 2022 (Top 30 in Australia, recognised by Research.com).

His expertise and research interests include various separation technologies for desalination, water treatment, water reuse, resources (e.g. energy, metals and nutrients) recovery, carbon capture and utilisation, and energy generation. He is doing interdisciplinary research involving environmental engineering, chemical engineering and materials engineering.

He has co-authored 1 book, 3 book chapters, 4 patents and over 120 refereed journal articles. He has successfully secured >$2.2M grants from the Australian government and industry, such as Australian Academy of Science, Business Victoria, and Australian Academy of Technology Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

Career highlights

  • Rising Star of Science in Australia 2022 (Top 30 in Australia, recognised by Research.com).
  • Top 2% scientist in the world since 2020 (recognised by Stanford University).
  • Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Fellowship 2020.
  • Macquarie University Academic Staff Award 2017 (Macquarie University).
  • MQ Research Fellowship 2016 (Macquarie University).
  • Endeavour Fellowship 2016 (Department of Education, Australia). 
  • Australian Water Association Award 2011.

Research interests

  • Water purification and reuse;
  • Mineral (e.g. lithium and rare earth elements) extraction and recovery;
  • Resource recovery towards a circular economy
  • Membrane materials and processes for energy-efficient separations;
  • Membrane technologies for gas separations, including CO2 seperation and utilisation.

Knowledge areas

  • Wastewater Treatment and Reuse;
  • Mineral Extraction and Recovery;
  • Carbon Capture and Utilisation;
  • Gas Separations;
  • Separation Processes and Materials.

Publications

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2024

Dual 2D nanosheets with tunable interlayer spacing enable high-performance self-cleaning thin-film composite membrane

Y Zong, Q Long, L Chen, A Samadi, H Luo, K Liang, X Wan, F Liu, Y Chen, Z Zhang, S Zhao

(2024), Vol. 693, pp. 1-11, Journal of Membrane Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Adsorption-solubilization controlled extraction of pyrene from surfactant solutions by graphene oxide

Y You, Y Ma, Z Komeily Nia, Y Su, W Lei, S Zhao, J Li

(2024), Vol. 12, pp. 1-12, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Ionic liquid-based polymer inclusion membranes for metal ions extraction and recovery: Fundamentals, considerations, and prospects

Shuaifei Zhao, Akbar Samadi, Zhuan Wang, Jennifer Pringle, Yang Zhang, Spas Kolev

(2024), Vol. 481, pp. 1-19, Chemical Engineering Journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

High-performance antibacterial tight ultrafiltration membrane constructed by co-deposition of dopamine and tobramycin for sustainable high-salinity textile wastewater management

W Ye, F Yu, Z Yu, N Kong, X Lin, R Liu, J Du, X Huang, A Gu, S Arcadio, W Zhang, X Li, S Zhao, M Xie, Q Liang, J Lin

(2024), Vol. 579, pp. 1-10, Desalination, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Template-assisted fabrication of polyether ether ketone hollow fiber membrane for highly efficient separation of binary dye mixtures

Y Huang, G Zhang, X Zhang, J Shu, C Wang, Z Zhai, X Jie, S Zhao, Y Zhao

(2024), Vol. 698, pp. 1-11, Journal of Membrane Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Standardized methodology for performance evaluation in using polyaniline-based adsorbents to remove aqueous contaminants

A Samadi, L Kong, W Guo, M Sillanpää, I Boztepe, C Song, Q Zeng, S Zhao

(2024), Vol. 12, pp. 1-13, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Comprehensive insights into recent innovations: Magnesium-inclusive high-entropy alloys

A Babenko, E Ghasali, S Raza, K Baghchesaraee, Y Cheng, A Hayat, P Liu, S Zhao, Y Orooji

(2024), pp. 1-35, Journal of Magnesium and Alloys, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Enhanced removal of trace thallium by photo-promoted adsorption using Prussian blue@filter papers: Performance and mechanistic insights

J Lu, Z Xiong, M Sakil, Y Cheng, K Dong, D Qin, W Zhang, L Yu, G Zhang, S Zhao

(2024), Vol. 471, pp. 1-11, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Scalable, flexible, ultra-strong, free-standing papery all carbon nanotube membrane with excellent separation and antifouling properties

Yang Yang, Yuhang Cheng, Si Ling, Yanjun Wan, Zhu Xiong, Chunhong Li, Jiangyan Lu, Li Yu, Gaosheng Zhang, Shuaifei Zhao

(2024), Vol. 490, pp. 1-12, Chemical Engineering Journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Progress of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: A review

Y Liu, H Ma, Y Tong, A Umar, Y Luo, S Zhao

(2024), Vol. 187, pp. 1322-1337, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, C1

journal article
2023

Reclaiming water from a direct air capture plant using vacuum membrane distillation - A bench-scale study

N Mirza, D Fernandes, Q Li, A Omar, S Zhao, Z Xie, R Taylor, J Allen, P Feron

(2023), Vol. 305, Separation and Purification Technology, C1

journal article

Water Recovery from Highly Saline Dye Wastewater by Membrane Distillation Using a Superhydrophobic SiO2/PVDF Membrane

S Xie, J Du, X Huang, A Gu, S Fang, R Liu, D Zou, J Lin, M Xie, S Zhao, W Ye

(2023), Vol. 3, pp. 1893-1901, ACS ES and T Water, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Activity and mechanism of vanadium sulfide for organic contaminants oxidation with peroxymonosulfate

Q Zeng, Y Wang, Q Zhang, J Hu, Y Wen, J Wang, R Wang, S Zhao

(2023), Vol. 635, pp. 358-369, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, United States, C1

journal article

Embedding Co in perovskite MoO3 for superior catalytic oxidation of refractory organic pollutants with peroxymonosulfate

Q Zeng, J Tan, B Gao, T Cai, Q Zhang, Y Liu, S Chang, S Zhao, S Wu

(2023), Vol. 314, pp. 137726-137726, Chemosphere, England, C1

journal article

Gas flow enhanced mass transfer in vacuum membrane distillation

S Zhao, P Feron, X Chen, I Boztepe, J Zhang, N Mirza, L Kong

(2023), Vol. 552, pp. 116434-116434, Desalination, C1

journal article

In-situ cross-linked porous anion exchange membranes with high performance for efficient acid recovery

J Lin, X Dan, J Wang, S Huang, L Fan, M Xie, S Zhao, X Lin

(2023), Vol. 673, pp. 121499-121499, Journal of Membrane Science, C1

journal article

Highly active and stable CuAlOx/WO3photoanode for simultaneous pollutant degradation, hydrogen and electricity generation

Q Zeng, B Gao, J Tan, Q Zhang, Y Wen, Q Zhang, Y Cao, Z Xiong, R Oh, S Zhao

(2023), Vol. 11, pp. 109353-109353, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, C1

journal article

Silanization enabled superhydrophobic PTFE membrane with antiwetting and antifouling properties for robust membrane distillation

Z Xiong, Q Lai, J Lu, F Qu, H Yu, X Chen, G Zhang, W Zhang, S Zhao

(2023), Vol. 674, pp. 1-11, Journal of Membrane Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Long-acting removal of high-toxic p-nitrophenol in wastewater via peroxymonosulfate activation by cyclic membrane catalysis

J Yang, Y Huang, Y Cheng, X Wu, J Lu, Q Wan, J Feng, Q Zeng, S Zhao, L Yu, Z Xiong

(2023), Vol. 401, pp. 1-10, Journal of Cleaner Production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Hollow fiber polytetrafluoroethylene membrane heat exchanger with anti-corrosion properties

Guoqing Yi, Xiangcheng Tang, Lian Du, Xinnian Li, Shuaifei Zhao

(2023), Vol. 678, pp. 1-9, Journal of Membrane Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Hydrophobic Membrane for Water Recovery from Humid Gas by Membrane Condenser: Effects of Membrane Properties on Recovered Water Quality

Yu Huang, Hongjun Hu, Lixun Zhang, Guoqing Yi, Songhong Yu, Zhaohui Wang, Zhaoliang Cui, Shuaifei Zhao

(2023), Vol. 62, pp. 1-11, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Durable and comfortable electrospun nanofiber membranes for face mask applications

R Al-Attabi, F She, S Zhao, L Dumée, J Schütz, W Xing, Z Zhong, L Kong

(2023), Vol. 322, pp. 1-9, Separation and Purification Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Towards effective recovery of humate as green fertilizer from landfill leachate concentrate by electro-neutral nanofiltration membrane

W Ye, M Hong, X Huang, T Chen, A Gu, X Lin, X Li, X Chen, D Seo, S Zhao, X Chen, B Van der Bruggen, M Xie, J Lin

(2023), Vol. 896, pp. 1-9, Science of the Total Environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Engineering antiwetting hydrophobic surfaces for membrane distillation: A review

A Samadi, T Ni, E Fontananova, G Tang, H Shon, S Zhao

(2023), Vol. 563, pp. 1-21, Desalination, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Superhydrophobic MOF based materials and their applications for oil-water separation

Y Liu, Z Lin, Y Luo, R Wu, R Fang, A Umar, Z Zhang, Z Zhao, J Yao, S Zhao

(2023), Vol. 420, pp. 1-24, Journal of Cleaner Production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Light-driven simultaneous water purification and green energy production by photocatalytic fuel cell: A comprehensive review on current status, challenges, and perspectives

J Ni, Y Wen, D Pan, J Bai, B Zhou, S Zhao, Z Wang, Y Liu, Q Zeng

(2023), Vol. 473, pp. 1-28, Chemical Engineering Journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Shielding effect enables fast ion transfer through nanoporous membrane for highly energy-efficient electrodialysis

Jiuyang Lin, Wenyuan Ye, Shuangling Xie, Jiale Du, Riri Liu, Dong Zou, Xiangyu Chen, Zijian Yu, Shengqiong Fang, Elisa Ang, William Toh, Dan Han, Teng Ng, Dong Seo, Shuaifei Zhao, Bart Van der Bruggen, Ming Xie, Young Lee

(2023), Vol. 1, pp. 725-735, Nature Water, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Polyaniline-based adsorbents for water treatment: Roles of low-cost materials and 2D materials

A Samadi, Z Wang, S Wang, S Nataraj, L Kong, S Zhao

(2023), Vol. 478, pp. 1-22, Chemical Engineering Journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2022

Polyaniline-based adsorbents and photocatalysts for the elimination of toxic heavy metals

A Samadi, S Zhao

(2022), pp. 101-122, Advanced Materials for a Sustainable Environment: Development Strategies and Applications, Boca Raton, B1

book chapter

Supramolecular Membranes for Liquid Separation

Akbar Samadi, Shuaifei Zhao, Qiang Fu, Guoqing Yi

(2022), Vol. 6, pp. 232-255, Advances in functional separation membranes, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

Omniphobic Membranes: Fundamentals, Materials, and Applications

Tianlong Ni, Shuaifei Zhao, Lingxue Kong, Jiuyang Lin

(2022), Vol. 6, pp. 184-206, Advances in functional separation membranes, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

Edible films and coatings for shelf life extension of mango: a review

E Tavassoli-Kafrani, M Gamage, L Dumée, L Kong, S Zhao

(2022), Vol. 62, pp. 2432-2459, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, United States, C1

journal article

Reinforcing hydration layer on membrane surface via nano-capturing and hydrothermal crosslinking for fouling reduction

Z Xiong, J Liu, Y Yang, Q Lai, X Wu, J Yang, Q Zeng, G Zhang, S Zhao

(2022), Vol. 644, pp. 1-12, Journal of Membrane Science, Amsterdams, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Significant roles of substrate properties in forward osmosis membrane performance: A review

M Kahrizi, R Gonzales, L Kong, H Matsuyama, P Lu, J Lin, S Zhao

(2022), Vol. 528, pp. 1-26, Desalination, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Regulating Crystal Facets of MnO₂ for Enhancing Peroxymonosulfate Activation to Degrade Pollutants: Performance and Mechanism

Juncong Fu, Peng Gao, Lu Wang, Yongqing Zhang, Yuhui Deng, Renfeng Huang, Shuaifei Zhao, Zebin Yu, Yuancheng Wei, Guangzhao Wang, Shaoqi Zhou

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-18, Catalysts, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Activation of peroxymonosulfate by MnO2 with oxygen vacancies: Degradation of organic compounds by electron transfer nonradical mechanism

Y Deng, P Gao, L Wang, Y Zhang, J Fu, R Huang, S Zhao, G Wang, Y Wei, S Zhou

(2022), Vol. 10, pp. 1-13, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Superhydrophilic photocatalytic g-C₃N₄/SiO₂ composite membranes for effective separation of oil-in-water emulsion and bacteria removal

W Ye, J Chen, N Kong, Q Fang, M Hong, Y Sun, Y Li, P Luis, B Van der Bruggen, S Fang, S Zhao, J Lin, S Zhou

(2022), Vol. 290, pp. 1-11, Separation and Purification Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Waste-derived carbon fiber membrane with hierarchical structures for enhanced oil-in-water emulsion separation: Performance and mechanisms

T Ni, Y You, Z Xie, L Kong, B Newman, L Henderson, S Zhao

(2022), Vol. 653, pp. 1-11, Journal of Membrane Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Piperazine-functionalized porous anion exchange membranes for efficient acid recovery by diffusion dialysis

X You, J Chen, S Pan, G Lu, L Teng, X Lin, S Zhao, J Lin

(2022), Vol. 654, pp. 1-9, Journal of Membrane Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Confining Nano-Fe3O4 in the Superhydrophilic Membrane Skin Layer to Minimize Internal Fouling.

Zhu Xiong, Yongshi Huang, Zehui Huang, Yiwen Shi, Fangshu Qu, Gaosheng Zhang, Jingxin Yang, Shuaifei Zhao

(2022), Vol. 14, pp. 26044-26056, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Waste-derived low-cost ceramic membranes for water treatment: Opportunities, challenges and future directions

Akbar Samadi, L Gao, L Kong, Y Orooji, S Zhao

(2022), Vol. 185, pp. 106497-106497, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Insights into the pollutant electron property inducing the transformation of peroxymonosulfate activation mechanisms on manganese dioxide

R Huang, P Gao, J Zhu, Y Zhang, Y Chen, S Huang, G Wang, Z Yu, S Zhao, S Zhou

(2022), Vol. 317, pp. 1-11, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

MOF-Like 3D Graphene-Based Catalytic Membrane Fabricated by One-Step Laser Scribing for Robust Water Purification and Green Energy Production

X Huang, L Li, S Zhao, L Tong, Z Li, Z Peng, R Lin, L Zhou, C Peng, K Xue, L Chen, G Cheng, Z Xiong, L Ye

(2022), Vol. 14, Nano-Micro Letters, Germany, C1

journal article

Flux vs. permeability: How to effectively evaluate mass transfer performance of membranes in oil-water separation

T Ni, L Kong, Z Xie, J Lin, S Zhao

(2022), Vol. 49, Journal of Water Process Engineering, C1

journal article

Enhancing Thermal Conductivity of Polyvinylidene Fluoride Composites by Carbon Fiber: Length Effect of the Filler

G Yi, J Li, L Henderson, W Lei, L Du, S Zhao

(2022), Vol. 14, Polymers, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Advances in Functional Separation Membranes

Yan Zhao, Natalie Mamrol, Yangbo Qiu, Bart Van der Bruggen, Shuangqiao Han, Junyong Zhu, Yatao Zhang, Gomotsegang Molelekwa, Emad Al-dhubhani, Saeed Mazinani, Yusak Hartanto, Patricia Luis, Tianlong Ni, Shuaifei Zhao, Lingxue Kong, Jiuyang Lin, Song Gao, Wengang Huang, Jaeho Lee, Jingwei Hou

(2022), Cambridge, Eng., A7

edited book
2021

Removal mechanisms of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) by nanofiltration: Roles of membrane-contaminant interactions

M Li, F Sun, W Shang, X Zhang, W Dong, Z Dong, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 406, Chemical Engineering Journal, C1

journal article

Enhancing co-catalysis of MoS2 for persulfate activation in Fe3+-based advanced oxidation processes via defect engineering

H Kuang, Z He, M Li, R Huang, Y Zhang, X Xu, L Wang, Y Chen, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 417, Chemical Engineering Journal, C1

journal article

Super-adsorptive and photo-regenerable carbon nanotube based membrane for highly efficient water purification

Y Yang, Z Xiong, Z Wang, Y Liu, Z He, A Cao, L Zhou, L Zhu, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 621, Journal of Membrane Science, C1

journal article

Robust bio-inspired superhydrophilic and underwater superoleophobic membranes for simultaneously fast water and oil recovery

R Liu, Q Chen, M Cao, J Lin, F Lin, W Ye, P Luis, B Van der Bruggen, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 623, Journal of Membrane Science, C1-1

journal article

Activation of persulfate by MnOOH: Degradation of organic compounds by nonradical mechanism

X Xu, Y Zhang, S Zhou, R Huang, S Huang, H Kuang, X Zeng, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 272, Chemosphere, England, C1

journal article

High-performance porous anion exchange membranes for efficient acid recovery from acidic wastewater by diffusion dialysis

J Lin, J Huang, J Wang, J Yu, X You, X Lin, B Van der Bruggen, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 624, Journal of Membrane Science, C1

journal article

Omniphobic membranes for distillation: Opportunities and challenges

T Ni, J Lin, L Kong, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 32, pp. 3298-3306, Chinese Chemical Letters, C1

journal article

Polyaniline-based adsorbents for aqueous pollutants removal: A review

A Samadi, M Xie, J Li, H Shon, C Zheng, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 418, Chemical Engineering Journal, C1

journal article

Enhancement of ball-milling on pyrite/zero-valent iron for persulfate activation on imidacloprid removal in aqueous solution: A mechanistic study

M Du, H Kuang, Y Zhang, X Zeng, C Yi, I Hussain, S Huang, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 9, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, C1

journal article

Self-assembly enabled nano-intercalation for stable high-performance MXene membranes

Q Long, S Zhao, J Chen, Z Zhang, G Qi, Z Liu

(2021), Vol. 635, Journal of Membrane Science, C1

journal article

A general QSPR protocol for the prediction of atomic/inter-atomic properties: a fragment based graph convolutional neural network (F-GCN)

P Gao, J Zhang, H Qiu, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 23, pp. 13242-13249, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Integrated loose nanofiltration-electrodialysis process for sustainable resource extraction from high-salinity textile wastewater

J Lin, Q Chen, X Huang, Z Yan, X Lin, W Ye, S Arcadio, P Luis, J Bi, B Van der Bruggen, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 419, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Enhancing water permeability and antifouling performance of thin-film composite membrane by tailoring the support layer

L Wang, M Kahrizi, P Lu, Y Wei, H Yang, Y Yu, L Wang, Y Li, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 516, Desalination, C1

journal article

Sustainable management of landfill leachate concentrate via nanofiltration enhanced by one-step rapid assembly of metal-organic coordination complexes

J Lin, Q Chen, R Liu, W Ye, P Luis, B Van der Bruggen, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 204, pp. 1-10, Water Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Assessment of hydropower sustainability: Review and modeling

Y Zhang, H Ma, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 321, Journal of Cleaner Production, C1

journal article

Hierarchically superhydrophilic poly(vinylidene fluoride) membrane with self-cleaning fabricated by surface mineralization for stable separation of oily wastewater

F Qu, A Cao, Y Yang, S Mahmud, P Su, J Yang, Z He, Q Lai, L Zhu, Z Tu, Q Wang, Z Xiong, S Zhao

(2021), Vol. 640, Journal of Membrane Science, C1

journal article
2020

Antibiotic enhanced dopamine polymerization for engineering antifouling and antimicrobial membranes

S Zhao, M Golestani, A Penesyan, B Deng, C Zheng, V Strezov

(2020), Vol. 31, pp. 851-854, Chinese chemical letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Scalable fabrication of robust superhydrophobic membranes by one-step spray-coating for gravitational water-in-oil emulsion separation

J Lin, F Lin, R Liu, P Li, S Fang, W Ye, S Zhao

(2020), Vol. 231, Separation and Purification Technology, C1

journal article

Perfluorinated superhydrophobic and oleophobic SiO2@PTFE nanofiber membrane with hierarchical nanostructures for oily fume purification

X Zhu, S Feng, S Zhao, F Zhang, C Xu, M Hu, Z Zhong, W Xing

(2020), Vol. 594, Journal of Membrane Science, C1

journal article

High-performance electrocatalytic microfiltration CuO/Carbon membrane by facile dynamic electrodeposition for small-sized organic pollutants removal

C Li, G Feng, Z Pan, C Song, X Fan, P Tao, T Wang, M Shao, S Zhao

(2020), Vol. 601, Journal of Membrane Science, C1

journal article

Elevated nanofiltration performance via mussel-inspired co-deposition for sustainable resource extraction from landfill leachate concentrate

W Ye, R Liu, F Lin, K Ye, J Lin, S Zhao, B Van der Bruggen

(2020), Vol. 388, Chemical Engineering Journal, C1

journal article

Hierarchically Active Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Membrane Fabricated by in Situ Generated Zero-Valent Iron for Fouling Reduction

Z He, S Mahmud, S Zhao, Y Yang, L Zhu, Y Zhao, Q Zeng, Z Xiong, C Hu

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 10993-11004, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Relating forward water and reverse salt fluxes to membrane porosity and tortuosity in forward osmosis: CFD modelling

M Kahrizi, J Lin, G Ji, L Kong, C Song, L Dumée, S Sahebi, S Zhao

(2020), Vol. 241, Separation and Purification Technology, C1

journal article

Carboxylated nanodiamond-enhanced photocatalytic membranes with improved antifouling and self-cleaning properties

Y Li, S He, Z Zhou, S Zhou, S Huang, A Fane, C Zheng, Y Zhang, S Zhao

(2020), Vol. 59, pp. 3538-3549, Industrial and engineering chemistry research, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Hierarchical poly(vinylidene fluoride)/active carbon composite membrane with self-confining functional carbon nanotube layer for intractable wastewater remediation

Z Chen, S Mahmud, L Cai, Z He, Y Yang, L Zhang, S Zhao, Z Xiong

(2020), Vol. 603, Journal of Membrane Science, C1

journal article

Sustainable management of saline oily wastewater via forward osmosis using aquaporin membrane

S Sahebi, M Sheikhi, B Ramavandi, M Ahmadi, S Zhao, A Adeleye, Z Shabani, T Mohammadi

(2020), Vol. 138, pp. 199-207, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Loose nanofiltration-based electrodialysis for highly efficient textile wastewater treatment

W Ye, R Liu, X Chen, Q Chen, J Lin, X Lin, B Van der Bruggen, S Zhao

(2020), Vol. 608, Journal of Membrane Science, C1

journal article

Developing novel thin film composite membrane on a permeate spacer backing fabric for forward osmosis

S Sahebi, M Sheikhi, B Ramavandi, S Zhao, J Baniasadi, N Fadaie, T Mohammadi

(2020), Vol. 160, pp. 326-334, Chemical engineering research and design, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Polyvinylidene fluoride membrane functionalized with zero valent iron for highly efficient degradation of organic contaminants

Z He, S Mahmud, Y Yang, L Zhu, Y Zhao, Q Zeng, Z Xiong, S Zhao

(2020), Vol. 250, Separation and Purification Technology, C1

journal article

Integrated membrane system without adding chemicals for produced water desalination towards zero liquid discharge

S Zhao, S Hu, X Zhang, L Song, Y Wang, M Tan, L Kong, Y Zhang

(2020), Vol. 496, Desalination, C1

journal article

Graphitic carbon nitride/copper-iron oxide composite for effective fenton degradation of ciprofloxacin at near-neutral pH

Qiqi Ding, Wasim Khan, Frank Lam, Yongqing Zhang, Shuaifei Zhao, Alex Yip, Xijun Hu

(2020), Vol. 5, pp. 8198-8206, ChemistrySelect, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Simple Amphoteric Charge Strategy to Reinforce Superhydrophilic Polyvinylidene Fluoride Membrane for Highly Efficient Separation of Various Surfactant-Stabilized Oil-in-Water Emulsions

Z Xiong, Z He, S Mahmud, Y Yang, L Zhou, C Hu, S Zhao

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 47018-47028, ACS applied materials & interfaces, United States, C1

journal article

A Novel Image Classification Model Jointing Attention and ResNet for Scratch

Shuaifei Zhao, Lichen Qiu, Peng Qi, Yan Sun

(2020), pp. 1498-1503, IWCMC 2020: Proceedings of the 2020 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, E1

conference
2019

Discrete silver nanoparticle infusion across silica aerogels towards versatile catalytic coatings for 4-nitrophenol reduction

Z Yi, S Zhao, J Zhang, M She, L Kong, L Dumée

(2019), Vol. 223, pp. 404-409, Materials Chemistry and Physics, C1

journal article

Effects of fly ash properties on carbonation efficiency in CO2 mineralisation

L Ji, H Yu, R Zhang, D French, M Grigore, B Yu, X Wang, J Yu, S Zhao

(2019), Vol. 188, pp. 79-88, Fuel Processing Technology, Univ Newcastle, Newcastle, AUSTRALIA, C1

journal article

Membrane heat exchanger for novel heat recovery in carbon capture

S Yan, Q Cui, T Tu, L Xu, Q He, P Feron, S Zhao

(2019), Vol. 577, pp. 60-68, Journal of membrane science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Introducing sorption coefficient through extended UNIQAC and Flory-Huggins models for improved flux prediction in forward osmosis

M Kahrizi, N Kasiri, T Mohammadi, S Zhao

(2019), Vol. 198, pp. 33-42, Chemical engineering science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Janus Membrane with Unparalleled Forward Osmosis Performance

S Zhou, F Liu, J Wang, H Lin, Q Han, S Zhao, C Tang

(2019), Vol. 6, pp. 79-85, Environmental Science and Technology Letters, C1

journal article

Thin-film composite membrane with interlayer decorated metal-organic framework UiO-66 toward enhanced forward osmosis performance

Y Wang, X Li, S Zhao, Z Fang, D Ng, C Xie, H Wang, Z Xie

(2019), Vol. 58, pp. 195-206, Industrial and engineering chemistry research, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Potential of coagulation/GAC adsorption combined with UV/H2O2 and ozonation for removing dissolved organic matter from secondary RO concentrate

X Zhang, J Lin, W Ye, W Zhou, X Jia, S Zhao, C Ye

(2019), Vol. 94, pp. 1091-1099, Journal of chemical technology and biotechnology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Positively charged nanofiltration membrane based on cross-linked polyvinyl chloride copolymer

L Fang, M Zhou, L Cheng, B Zhu, H Matsuyama, S Zhao

(2019), Vol. 572, pp. 28-37, Journal of membrane science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Enhanced fouling and wetting resistance of composite Hyflon AD/poly(vinylidene fluoride) membrane in vacuum membrane distillation

X Li, Y Zhang, J Cao, X Wang, Z Cui, S Zhou, M Li, E Drioli, Z Wang, S Zhao

(2019), Vol. 211, pp. 135-140, Separation and purification technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Entropy generation analysis of heat and water recovery from flue gas by transport membrane condenser

L Xiao, M Yang, S Zhao, W Yuan, S Huang

(2019), Vol. 174, pp. 835-847, Energy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Sustainable management of landfill leachate concentrate through recovering humic substance as liquid fertilizer by loose nanofiltration

W Ye, H Liu, M Jiang, J Lin, K Ye, S Fang, Y Xu, S Zhao, B Van der Bruggen, Z He

(2019), Vol. 157, pp. 555-563, Water research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Heat and mass transfer in a hollow fiber membrane contactor for sweeping gas membrane distillation

S Huang, Y Chen, W Yuan, S Zhao, Y Hong, W Ye, M Yang

(2019), Vol. 220, pp. 334-344, Separation and purification technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Exploring the key factors in dusty gas filtration: experimental and modeling studies

X Tang, S Zhao, S Feng, Z Zhong, W Xing

(2019), Vol. 58, pp. 19633-19641, Industrial and engineering chemistry research, Washington, D.C., C1

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High-flux nanofiltration membranes tailored by bio-inspired co-deposition of hydrophilic g-C₃N₄ nanosheets for enhanced selectivity towards organics and salts

W Ye, H Liu, F Lin, J Lin, S Zhao, S Yang, J Hou, S Zhou, B Van Der Bruggen

(2019), Vol. 6, pp. 2958-2967, Environmental science: nano, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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2018

Renewable CO2 absorbent for carbon capture and biogas upgrading by membrane contactor

Q He, G Yu, S Yan, L Dumée, Y Zhang, V Strezov, S Zhao

(2018), Vol. 194, pp. 207-215, Separation and Purification Technology, C1

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Dopamine incorporating forward osmosis membranes with enhanced selectivity and antifouling properties

Y Wang, Z Fang, S Zhao, D Ng, J Zhang, Z Xie

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 22469-22481, RSC Advances, England, C1

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Optimization of novel composite membranes for water and mineral recovery by vacuum membrane distillation

Z Cui, Y Zhang, X Li, X Wang, E Drioli, Z Wang, S Zhao

(2018), Vol. 440, pp. 39-47, Desalination, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Effective dye purification using tight ceramic ultrafiltration membrane

M Jiang, K Ye, J Lin, X Zhang, W Ye, S Zhao, B Van der Bruggen

(2018), Vol. 566, pp. 151-160, Journal of Membrane Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Dopamine incorporated forward osmosis membranes with high structural stability and chlorine resistance

Y Wang, Z Fang, C Xie, S Zhao, D Ng, Z Xie

(2018), Vol. 6, Processes, C1-1

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Theoretical and experimental study of organic fouling of loose nanofiltration membrane

W Ye, N Bernstein, J Lin, J Jordens, S Zhao, C Tang, B Van der Bruggen

(2018), Vol. 93, pp. 509-518, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Conventional Ultrafiltration As Effective Strategy for Dye/Salt Fractionation in Textile Wastewater Treatment

M Jiang, K Ye, J Deng, J Lin, W Ye, S Zhao, B Van Der Bruggen

(2018), Vol. 52, pp. 10698-10708, Environmental Science and Technology, Washington, D.C., C1

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Renewable aqueous ammonia from biogas slurry for carbon capture: Chemical composition and CO2 absorption rate

Q He, L Ji, B Yu, S Yan, Y Zhang, S Zhao

(2018), Vol. 77, pp. 46-54, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, C1

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Integrated absorption-mineralisation for energy-efficient CO2 sequestration: Reaction mechanism and feasibility of using fly ash as a feedstock

L Ji, H Yu, B Yu, K Jiang, M Grigore, X Wang, S Zhao, K Li

(2018), Vol. 352, pp. 151-162, Chemical Engineering Journal, C1

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Integrated absorption-mineralisation for low-energy CO2 capture and sequestration

L Ji, H Yu, K Li, B Yu, M Grigore, Q Yang, X Wang, Z Chen, M Zeng, S Zhao

(2018), Vol. 225, pp. 356-366, Applied Energy, C1

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Insights into Carbonation Kinetics of Fly Ash from Victorian Lignite for CO2 Sequestration

L Ji, H Yu, B Yu, R Zhang, D French, M Grigore, X Wang, Z Chen, S Zhao

(2018), Vol. 32, pp. 4569-4578, Energy and Fuels, Perth, AUSTRALIA, C1

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Enhancing water permeability and fouling resistance of polyvinylidene fluoride membranes with carboxylated nanodiamonds

Y Li, S Huang, S Zhou, A Fane, Y Zhang, S Zhao

(2018), Vol. 556, pp. 154-163, Journal of Membrane Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Advanced desalination of dye/NaCl mixures by a loose nanofiltration membrane for digital ink-jet printing

W Ye, J Lin, R Borrego, D Chen, A Sotto, P Luis, M Liu, S Zhao, C Tang, B Van der Bruggen

(2018), Vol. 197, pp. 27-35, Separation and Purification Technology, C1

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Multifunctional metal organic framework and carbon nanotube-modified filter for combined ultrafine dust capture and SO2 dynamic adsorption

S Feng, X Li, S Zhao, Y Hu, Z Zhong, W Xing, H Wang

(2018), Vol. 5, pp. 3023-3031, Environmental Science: Nano, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Specially Wettable Membranes for Oil-Water Separation

Y Wei, H Qi, X Gong, S Zhao

(2018), Vol. 5, Advanced Materials Interfaces, C1-1

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Incorporating organic nanospheres into the polyamide layer to prepare thin film composite membrane with enhanced biocidal activity and chlorine resistance

Z Liao, X Fang, J Li, X Li, W Zhang, X Sun, J Shen, W Han, S Zhao, L Wang

(2018), Vol. 207, pp. 222-230, Separation and Purification Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Tuning sol size to optimize organosilica membranes for gas separation

H Song, Y Wei, C Wang, S Zhao, H Qi

(2018), Vol. 26, pp. 53-59, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Comparing the antifouling effects of activated carbon and TiO2 in ultrafiltration membrane development

Q Liu, S Huang, Y Zhang, S Zhao

(2018), Vol. 515, pp. 109-118, Journal of colloid and interface science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Developing new adsorptive membrane by modification of support layer with iron oxide microspheres for arsenic removal

X Zhang, X Fang, J Li, S Pan, X Sun, J Shen, W Han, L Wang, S Zhao

(2018), Vol. 514, pp. 760-768, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Fabrication and characterization of TiO2/ZrO2 ceramic membranes for nanofiltration

H Guo, S Zhao, X Wu, H Qi

(2018), Vol. 260, pp. 125-131, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Development of antifouling poly(vinyl chloride) blend membranes by atom transfer radical polymerization

L Fang, H Matsuyama, B Zhu, S Zhao

(2018), Vol. 135, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, C1-1

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Relating water vapor transfer to ammonia recovery from biogas slurry by vacuum membrane distillation

Q He, T Tu, S Yan, X Yang, M Duke, Y Zhang, S Zhao

(2018), Vol. 191, pp. 182-191, Separation and Purification Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2017

A novel strategy to enhance hydrothermal stability of Pd-doped organosilica membrane for hydrogen separation

J Lei, H Song, Y Wei, S Zhao, H Qi

(2017), Vol. 253, pp. 55-63, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Once-through CO2 absorption for simultaneous biogas upgrading and fertilizer production

Q He, G Yu, W Wang, S Yan, Y Zhang, S Zhao

(2017), Vol. 166, pp. 50-58, Fuel Processing Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Enhancing wetting resistance of poly(vinylidene fluoride) membranes for vacuum membrane distillation

Y Zhang, X Wang, Z Cui, E Drioli, Z Wang, S Zhao

(2017), Vol. 415, pp. 58-66, Desalination, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Improved antifouling properties of polyvinyl chloride blend membranes by novel phosphate based-zwitterionic polymer additive

L Fang, S Jeon, Y Kakihana, J Kakehi, B Zhu, H Matsuyama, S Zhao

(2017), Vol. 528, pp. 326-335, Journal of Membrane Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Structures and antifouling properties of polyvinyl chloride/poly(methyl methacrylate)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) blend membranes formed in different coagulation media

L Fang, B Zhu, L Zhu, H Matsuyama, S Zhao

(2017), Vol. 524, pp. 235-244, Journal of Membrane Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Simultaneous heat and water recovery from flue gas by membrane condensation: Experimental investigation

S Zhao, S Yan, D Wang, Y Wei, H Qi, T Wu, P Feron

(2017), Vol. 113, pp. 843-850, Applied Thermal Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Closing CO2 Loop in Biogas Production: Recycling Ammonia As Fertilizer

Q He, G Yu, T Tu, S Yan, Y Zhang, S Zhao

(2017), Vol. 51, pp. 8841-8850, Environmental Science and Technology, United States, C1

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Z-scheme BiO1-xBr/Bi2O2CO3 photocatalyst with rich oxygen vacancy as electron mediator for highly efficient degradation of antibiotics

Jie Ding, Zan Dai, Fan Qin, Huiping Zhao, Shuai Zhao, Rong Chen

(2017), Vol. 205, pp. 281-291, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2016

Status and progress of membrane contactors in post-combustion carbon capture: A state-of-the-art review of new developments

S Zhao, P Feron, L Deng, E Favre, E Chabanon, S Yan, J Hou, V Chen, H Qi

(2016), Vol. 511, pp. 180-206, Journal of Membrane Science, C1-1

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Pd-doped organosilica membrane with enhanced gas permeability and hydrothermal stability for gas separation

H Song, S Zhao, J Lei, C Wang, H Qi

(2016), Vol. 51, pp. 6275-6286, Journal of Materials Science, C1

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Multichannel Tubular Ceramic Membrane for Water and Heat Recovery from Waste Gas Streams

M Yue, S Zhao, P Feron, H Qi

(2016), Vol. 55, pp. 2615-2622, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Washington, DC., C1

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Hydrothermally stable Zr-doped organosilica membranes for H2/CO2 separation

H Song, S Zhao, J Chen, H Qi

(2016), Vol. 224, pp. 277-284, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, C1

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2015

Innovative use of membrane contactor as condenser for heat recovery in carbon capture

S Yan, S Zhao, L Wardhaugh, P Feron

(2015), Vol. 49, pp. 2532-2540, Environmental Science and Technology, United States, C1

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Transport membrane condenser for water and heat recovery from gaseous streams: Performance evaluation

T Wang, M Yue, H Qi, P Feron, S Zhao

(2015), Vol. 484, pp. 10-17, Journal of Membrane Science, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Membrane evaporation of amine solution for energy saving in post-combustion carbon capture: Wetting and condensation

S Zhao, P Feron, C Cao, L Wardhaugh, S Yan, S Gray

(2015), Vol. 146, pp. 60-67, Separation and Purification Technology, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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CO2 removal from biogas by using green amino acid salts: Performance evaluation

S Yan, Q He, S Zhao, H Zhai, M Cao, P Ai

(2015), Vol. 129, pp. 203-212, Fuel Processing Technology, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Condensation, re-evaporation and associated heat transfer in membrane evaporation and sweeping gas membrane distillation

S Zhao, L Wardhaugh, J Zhang, P Feron

(2015), Vol. 475, pp. 445-454, Journal of Membrane Science, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Membrane evaporation of amine solution for energy saving in post-combustion carbon capture: Performance evaluation

S Zhao, C Cao, L Wardhaugh, P Feron

(2015), Vol. 473, pp. 274-282, Journal of Membrane Science, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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2014

Biogas upgrading by CO2 removal with a highly selective natural amino acid salt in gas-liquid membrane contactor

S Yan, Q He, S Zhao, Y Wang, P Ai

(2014), Vol. 85, pp. 125-135, Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Condensation studies in membrane evaporation and sweeping gas membrane distillation

S Zhao, P Feron, Z Xie, J Zhang, M Hoang

(2014), Vol. 462, pp. 9-16, Journal of Membrane Science, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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2013

Organic fouling in pressure retarded osmosis: Experiments, mechanisms and implications

Q She, Y Wong, S Zhao, C Tang

(2013), Vol. 428, pp. 181-189, Journal of Membrane Science, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article
2012

Brackish water desalination by a hybrid forward osmosis-nanofiltration system using divalent draw solute

S Zhao, L Zou, D Mulcahy

(2012), Vol. 284, pp. 175-181, Desalination, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2011

Relating solution physicochemical properties to internal concentration polarization in forward osmosis

S Zhao, L Zou

(2011), Vol. 379, pp. 459-467, Journal of Membrane Science, C1-1

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Effects of working temperature on separation performance, membrane scaling and cleaning in forward osmosis desalination

S Zhao, L Zou

(2011), Vol. 278, pp. 157-164, Desalination, C1-1

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Effects of membrane orientation on process performance in forward osmosis applications

S Zhao, L Zou, D Mulcahy

(2011), Vol. 382, pp. 308-315, Journal of Membrane Science, C1-1

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Computational fluid dynamics modelling and optimization of solar powered direct contact membrane distillation with localized heating for off-grid desalination

Akbar Samadi, Shahla Samadi, Gianluca Di Profio, Shuaifei Zhao, Enrica Fontananova

(), Vol. 3, Frontiers in Membrane Science and Technology, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Smart foliage: imparting intelligence to synthetic leaves

Dr Shuaifei Zhao, EmPr David Cahill, Prof Qilin Li, Prof Bart Van der Bruggen

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2024: $42,103
  • 2023: $83,545

Other Public Sector Funding

Water production from CO2-capture

Prof Lingxue Kong, Dr Shuaifei Zhao

CSIRO Grant - Research - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

  • 2020: $70,000
  • 2019: $30,000

Novel membrane technology for mining wastewater treatment.

Dr Shuaifei Zhao, A/Prof Weiwei Lei, A/Prof Jingliang Li

Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions

  • 2023: $20,000
  • 2022: $100,000
  • 2021: $40,000
  • 2020: $40,000

Sublingual self-emulsifying films containing cannabis.

Prof Lingxue Kong, Dr Shuaifei Zhao, Ms Elham Tavassoli Kafrani

International Education Resilience Fund

  • 2022: $15,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2024

Elham Tavassoli Kafrani

Thesis entitled: Biocompatible and Biodegradable Thin Membranes for Mangoes

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials