Xuechen Zhou

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Ph.D. Student, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University
B.Eng. Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2015
B.S. Economics, Tsinghua University, 2015

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Xuechen Zhou is a first year Ph.D. student, co-advised by Dr. Menachem Elimelech and Dr. Jaehong Kim. He received his bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering with a double major in economics from Tsinghua University in July, 2015. As an undergraduate research assistant, Xuechen focused on the study about microbial fuel cell with the goal of advanced waste water treatment performance and high power generation efficiency. He also did several research studies on ion exchange membrane modification for better charge and discharge performance in redox flow battery systems.

With this exciting opportunity to work with two great professors in Yale, Xuechen is trying to apply the emerging atomic layer deposition technology to form a uniform coating with the precise control of the coating thickness. His main goal is to enhance the permeability, chemical stability and antifouling property of the filtration membrane simultaneously.

Outside of the lab, he prefers to work out frequently to help him relax.


pdfs and supporting information for group publications available on the main publications page.

  1. Wu, S., Li, H., Zhou, X., Liang, P., Zhang, X., Jiang, Y., & Huang, X. “A novel pilot-scale stacked microbial fuel cell for efficient electricity generation and wastewater treatment.” Water research 98 (2016): 396-403.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.04.043.
  2. Zuo, K., Liang, S., Liang, P., Zhou, X., Sun, D., Zhang, X., & Huang, X. “Carbon filtration cathode in microbial fuel cell to enhance wastewater treatment.” Bioresource technology 185 (2015): 426-430.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2015.02.108.