Terica Sinclair, who worked on "Virus Control by Enhanced Physical Separation", received her Doctorate on the 31st of May, 2018. She was a Ph.D. student in MSuS, in collaboration with Wetsus, and was supervised by prof.dr.ir. H.D.W. Roesink and prof.dr. A.M. de Roda Husman.
Her research involved the modification of MF membranes for enhanced pathogen removal for drinking water treatment. By using these modified membranes, drinking water purification processes can be simplified compared to UF based treatment systems, a significant advantage for decentralized water treatment systems.
She received the 'Best Ph.D. project' award in June 2017. Details regarding her Ph.D. research can be found here.
Timon Rijnaarts successfully defended his Ph.D. on the 3rd of May, 2018. His study which was titled "The role of membranes in the use of natural salinity gradients for Reverse Electrodialysis" was in the MSuS group, in collaboration with Wetsus in Leeuwarden. His research focused on addressing challenges in Reverse Electrodialysis with natural waters. He studied different chemistries and shapes of polymeric membranes and alternative process strategies for Electrodialysis.
Since March 2018, Timon is working as a researcher for the European Membrane Institute (EMI), on water-related research.
We, at MSuS, congratulate Terica and Timon on their graduations and wish them the very best in their current and all future endeavors.