The Elimelech Group seeks to consistently publish high quality work in a well-organized and clear fashion. For Meny’s suggestions on writing effective papers, see his presentation given in a workshop at the AEESP Research & Education Conference at Yale University in June 2015 (updated July 2019).


Aydin, F., Zhan, C., Ritt, C., Epsztein, R., Elimelech, M., Schwegler, E. & Pham, T.A.
Similarities and differences between potassium and ammonium ions in liquid water: a first-principles study
Falinski, M.M., Turley, R.S., Kidd, J., Lounsbury, A.W., Lanzarini-Lopes, M., Backhaus, A., Rudel, H.E., Lane, M.K.M., Fausey, C.L., Barrios, A.C. & Loyo-Rosales, J.E.
Doing nano-enabled water treatment right: sustainability considerations from design and research through development and implementation
Patel, S.K., Ritt, C.L., Deshmukh, A., Wang, Z., Qin, M., Epsztein, R. & Elimelech, M.
The relative insignificance of advanced materials in enhancing the energy efficiency of desalination technologies


Biesheuvel, P.M., Zhang, L., Gasquet, P., Blankert, B., Elimelech, M. & Van Der Meer, W.G.J.
Ion selectivity in brackish water desalination by reverse osmosis: Theory, measurements, and implications
Karanikola, V., Moore, S.E., Deshmukh, A., Arnold, R.G., Elimelech, M. & Sáez, A.E.
Economic performance of membrane distillation configurations in optimal solar thermal desalination systems
Fausey, C.L., Zucker, I., Shaulsky, E., Zimmerman, J.B. & Elimelech, M.
Removal of arsenic with reduced graphene oxide-TiO2-enabled nanofibrous mats
Cheng, W., Lu, X., Kaneda, M., Zhang, W., Bernstein, R., Ma, J. & Elimelech, M.
Graphene oxide-functionalized membranes: the importance of nanosheet surface exposure for biofouling resistance
Zucker, I., Hashmi, S.M., Yang, J., He, Y. Pfefferle, L.D. & Elimelech, M.
Shape-Dependent Interactions of Manganese Oxide Nanomaterials with Lipid Bilayer Vesicles
Guan, Y.F., Marcos-Hernández, M., Lu, X., Cheng, W., Yu, H.Q., Elimelech, M. & Villagrán, D.
Silica removal using magnetic iron–aluminum hybrid nanomaterials: measurements, adsorption mechanisms, and implications for silica scaling in reverse osmosis
Kim, J., Jain, A., Zuo, K., Verduzco, R., Walker, S., Elimelech, M., Zhang, Z., Zhang, X. & Li, Q.
Removal of calcium IONS from water by selective electrosorption using target-ion specific nanocomposite electrode
Feng, X., Imran, Q., Zhang, Y., Sixdenier, L., Lu, X., Kaufman, G., Gabinet, U., Kawabata, K., Elimelech, M. & Osuji, C.O.
Precise nanofiltration in a fouling-resistant self-assembled membrane with water-continuous transport pathways
Zhang, W., Yang, Y., Ziemann, E., Be'Er, A., Bashouti, M.Y., Elimelech, M. & Bernstein, R.
One-step sonochemical synthesis of a reduced graphene oxide–ZnO nanocomposite with antibacterial and antibiofouling properties
Cheng, W., Ma, J., Zhang, X. & Elimelech, M.
Sub-1 μm Free-Standing Symmetric Membrane for Osmotic Separations
Wang, Z., Horseman, T., Straub, A.P. Yip, N.Y., Li, D., Elimelech, M. & Lin, S.
Pathways and challenges for efficient solar-thermal desalination
DuChanois, R. M., Epsztein, R., Trivedi, J. A. & Elimelech, M.
Controlling pore structure of polyelectrolyte multilayer nanofiltration membranes by tuning polyelectrolyte-salt interactions
Malmir, H., Epsztein, R., Elimelech, M. & Haji-Akbari, A.
Computational Investigation of Ion Transport and Selectivity in a Nanoporous Desalination Membrane using Advanced Sampling Techniques
Feng, X., Kawabata, K., Cowan, M.G., Dwulet, G.E., Toth, K., Sixdenier, L., Haji-Akbari, A., Noble, R.D., Elimelech, M., Gin, D.L. & Osuji, C.O.
Single crystal texture by directed molecular self-assembly along dual axes
Sun, M., Boo, C., Shi, W., Rolf, J., Shaulsky, E., Cheng, W., Plata, D.L., Qu, J. & Elimelech, M.
Engineering Carbon Nanotube Forest Superstructure for Robust Thermal Desalination Membranes
Pollitt, K.J.G., Kim, J.H., Peccia, J., Elimelech, M., Zhang, Y., Charkoftaki, G., Hodges, B., Zucker, I., Huang, H., Deizel, N.C. & Murphy, K.
1,4-Dioxane as an emerging water contaminant – State of the science and evaluation of research needs
Zucker, I., Dizge, N., Fausey, C.L., Shaulsky, E., Sun, M. & Elimelech, M.
Electrospun silica nanofiber mats functionalized with ceria nanoparticles for water decontamination