Yuhao Du

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Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University

M.Eng. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2018

B.S. Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum, 2017

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Yuhao Du, also goes by Sam,  is a second-year PhD student in the Elimelech Research Group. After working on high pressure reverse osmosis (HPRO) and low salt-rejection reverse osmosis (LSRRO) during his first year’s study, he currently focused on the ion transport mechanism in pressure driven membrane processes.
Sam received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the China University of Petroleum, as an undergraduate research assistant, he focused on the design and synthesis of functional catalysts. Sam also obtained his Master of Engineering degree at the Cornell University, major in Civil and Environmental Engineering. During his graduate study, he worked with AguaClara, a research team led by Dr.Weber-Shirk, which working on sustainable drinking water supply. Sam worked on the 2-stage coagulant addition, a novel and efficient coagulant addition method which can possibly save coagulant while maintaining the performance. 

Outside of the lab, Sam enjoys playing basketball with his friends, and he’s part of the Chinese basketball team at Yale. Other than that, he also skis, kayaks, and scuba dives, depending on the season.    


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

  1. Y. Li, Y. Du, Y. Wei, Z. Zhao, B. Jin, X. Zhang, J. Liu, “Catalysts of 3D ordered macroporous ZrO2-supported core–shell Pt@CeO2−x nanoparticles: effect of the optimized Pt–CeO2 interface on improving the catalytic activity and stability of soot oxidation”, Catalysis Science & Technology. 7(4) (2017) 968-981. DOI: 10.1039/C6CY02441F
  2. J. Liu, Y. Du, J. Liu, Z. Zhao, et al., “Comparison of Efficiencies and Mechanisms of Catalytic Ozonation of Recalcitrant Petroleum Refinery Wastewater by Ce, Mg, and Ce-Mg Oxides Loaded Al2O3”, Catalysts. 7(3) (2017) 72. DOI: 10.3390/catal7030072
  3. C. Chen, Y. Chen, BA Yoza, Y. Du, Y. Wang, et al., “Design of MoFe/Beta@CeO2 catalysts with a core− shell structure and their catalytic performances for the selective catalytic reduction of NO with NH3”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 203 (2017) 704-714. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.10.039