Zhi Geng

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Visiting Scholar, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University

Lecturer, School of Environment, Northeast Normal University, China

Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Jilin University, 2013

B.S. Polymer Science and Engineering, Jilin University, 2007


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Zhi Geng joined Prof. Menachem Elimelech’s research group in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University in December 2016 as a government-sponsored visiting scholar. His research currently focuses on advanced separation membrane materials for water purification, especially high-performance poly(aryl ether sulfone) membrane materials for municipal wastewater reuse. He has a strong professional background in the design and synthesis of functional poly(aryl ether sulfone) materials for membrane separations and is skilled in the design and preparation of hybrid separation membranes by chemical bonding between inorganic nanoparticles and polymer matrix.

Zhi Geng received his Ph.D. from Jilin University, China and he is currently a lecturer in Northeast Normal University, China. His thesis was mainly focused on novel high-performance ultrafiltration membranes for water purification. In Prof. Menachem Elimelech’s research group, Zhi Geng is currently working on the design and preparation of self-cleaning anti-fouling hybrid ultrafiltration membranes for wastewater treatment and municipal wastewater reuse.

Outside of the lab, Zhi Geng spends time with his family, and enjoys playing ping pong with his labmates.