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Current research projects

Period

Title project and involved researchers

2023-2027

Dense and highly stable polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes for brackish water treatment
Sina Rezaei (PhD Candidate), Wiebe de Vos (promotor), Esra te Brinke (supervisor)

2023-2027

Clearing the Mist: From Fundamental Investigations of Aerosol Filtration and Capture Towards Improved Indoor Ventilation Strategies
Maaike Sikkink (PhD Candidaite), Rob Lammertink (promotor), Jeff Wood (supervisor)

2022-2026

Efficient removal of nano-plastics from water through enhanced coagulation
Elorm Obotey Ezugbe (PhD Candidate), Wiebe de Vos (promotor), Saskia Lindhoud (co-promotor), Martijn Wagterveld (Wetsus supervisor)

2022-2026

Polyelectrolyte Multilayer on Ceramic Membranes for Water Filtration
Robert Niestroj-Pahl (PhD Candidate), Wiebe de Vos (promotor), Hannah Roth (co-promotor, daily supervisor)

2022-2026

ReCoVR – Recovery and Circularity of Valuable Resources
Erik Postma (PhD Candidate), Karin Schroën (promotor), Sissi de Beer (co-promotor)

2022-2026

Stable polyelectrolyte multilayer based membranes for produced water treatment under harsh conditions
Xiao Zhang (PhD Candidate), Wiebe de Vos (promotor), Esra te Brinke (supervisor). Antoine Kemperman (supervisor), Henk Miedema (Wetsus supervisor)

2022-2026

Steering protein functionality using smart dehydration
Arunitha Koodaliedathil Sreeprakash (PhD Candidate), Karin Schroën (promotor), Izabella Bouhid de Aguiar (supervisor), Henk Miedema (Wetsus supervisor)

2022-2026

Novel coatings for prevention of biofilm formation in drinking water distribution systems
Rodrigo Nogueira Nobre (PhD Candidate), Wiebe de Vos (promotor), Henny van der Mei (promotor), Cristina Gagliano (Wetsus supervisor)

2022-2026

Sustainable and highly stable ion exchange membranes for industrial applications
Hestie Brink (PhD Candidate), Wiebe de Vos (promotor), Saskia Lindhoud (co-promotor)

2021-2025

Recovery and circularity of proteins and flavor molecules
Leon A. Smook (PhD Candidate), Karin Schroën (promotor), Sissi de Beer (co-promotor)

2021-2025

Adsorption for reverse osmosis concentrate treatment
Jurgen Roman (PhD Candidate), Walter van der Meer (promotor), Jeff Wood (supervisor), Antoine Kemperman (supervisor)

2021-2025

New Geometries and materials for low salt retention nanofiltration
Tjerk Watt (PhD Candidate), Wiebe de Vos (promotor), Joris de Grooth (co-promotor), Esra te Brinke (supervisor)

2020-2024

Liquid flow characteristics and mass transport in porous electrodes for hydrogen bromine redox flow batteries
David Adrian Ochoa Fajardo (PhD Candidate, Rob Lammertink (promotor), Guido Mul (promotor)

2020-2024

Multicomponent mass transport modeling of water desalination with reverse osmosis
Edward Kimani (PhD Candidate), Walter van der Meer (promotor), Antoine Kemperman (supervisor), Maarten Biesheuvel (Wetsus supervisor)

2020-2024

Sustainable membranes with biological functionalities for advanced water treatment
Lijie Li (PhD Candidate), Wiebe de Vos (promotor), Saskia Lindhoud (co-promotor)

2020-2024

Organic micro-pollutant removal from municipal effluents by polyelectrolyte multilayer based hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes: transport phenomena and overall process design
Hans David Wendt (PhD Candidate), Rob Lammertink (promotor), Walter van der Meer (promotor), Antoine Kemperman (supervisor)

2020-2024

Organic micro-pollutant removal from municipal effluents by polyelectrolyte multilayer based hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes
Wendy Jonkers (PhD Candidate), Wiebe de Vos (promotor), Erik Roesink (promotor), Joris de Grooth (co-promotor and supervisor)

2020-2024

Ion Transport Phenomena in Structured Colloidal Networks
Harm Wiegerinck (PhD Candidate), Rob Lammertink (promotor), Jeff Wood (supervisor)

2019-2023

Resource Recovery with Donnan Dialysis
Harmen Zwijnenberg (PhD Candidate), Walter van der Meer (promotor), Jeffery Wood (supervisor), Joris de Grooth (supervisor)

2019-2023

Making use of diffusiophoresis for enhanced mass transports off spatially inhomogeneous catalysts: experiments
Burak Akdeniz (PhD Candidate), Rob Lammertink (promotor), Jeffery Wood (supervisor)

2018-2022

Asymmetric polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes for the removal of micropollutants 
Jurjen Regenspurg (PhD Candidate), Wiebe de Vos (promotor), Erik Roesink (co-promotor) 

2017-2021

Stabilization and destabilization of microbial ecology in drinking water distribution systems
Lihua Chen (PhD Candidate),  Gertjan Medema (promotor Delft University of Technology), Walter van der Meer (promotor), Gang Liu (supervisor Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 

2017-2021

Biopolymer based membranes for (waste) water filtration
Emanuel Dinis (PhD Candidate), Rob Lammertink (promotor), Huub Rijnaarts (promotor), Antoine Kemperman (supervisor), Hardy Temmink (supervisor), Cristina Cagliano (Wetsus supervisor)