Tarabara research group
Environmental nanotechnology: membranes, particles, interfaces


 

Christopher A. Crock , PhD student

Office: 3563 Engineering Building [floor map]
Email: crockchr at msu.edu
Phone: 517-432-2418 (lab); 517-432-8006 (office)

Education

MS (2012) Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University
BS (2010) Engineering, Calvin College

Project

  • Nanocomposite membranes with hierarchical fillers: Decoupling structure and function in a membrane reactor

Research funding

  • Nanoparticle-enabled membranes for water quality control (NSF PIRE PERMEANT)
  • MSU Strategic Partnership: Advanced membrane technologies for a sustainable future

Awards

  • 2012 Engineering Distinguished Fellowship, MSU
  • 2012 Outstanding Environmental Engineering MS student award, MSU
  • Best poster award (Environmental Engineering category), 2011 Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, MSU

Publications at MSU

Book chapters

  1. Crock, C. A, Ahmadiannamini, P.  International Membrane Societies.  In: Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology; Hoek, E. M. V., Tarabara, V. V., Eds.; Wiley: Hoboken, NJ, 2013; Vol. 3, pp 2229-2235

Journal papers

  1. Crock, C. A., Rogensues, A. R., Shan, W., Tarabara, V. V. Polymer nanocomposites with graphene-based hierarchical fillers as materials for multifunctional water treatment membranes. Water Res. 2013, 47, 3984-3996.
  2. Taurozzi, J. S., Crock, C. A., Tarabara, V. V. C60 - polysulfone nanocomposite membranes: Entropic and enthalpic determinants of C60 aggregation and its effects on membrane properties. Desalination 2011, 269, 111-119.

Refereed conference papers

  1. Crock, C. A.; Rogensues, A. R.; Shan, W.; Tarabara, V. V. Multifunctional water treatment membranes based on hierarchical materials. 7th  IWA Specialized Membrane Technology  Conference and Exhibition for Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse, Toronto, Canada, August 25-29, 2013

Presentations

  1. Crock, C. A.; Rogensues, A. R.; Shan, W.; Tarabara, V. V. Multifunctional water treatment membranes based on hierarchical nanoarchitectures, Third International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, Sorrento, Italy, March 3-7, 2013
  2. Crock, C. A., Rogensues, A. R., Shan, W., Tarabara, V. V. Mixed matrix materials with hierarchical fillers for multifunctional nanocomposite membranes. 2012 NAMS meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 12, 2012
  3. Rogensues, A. R., Crock, C. A., Shan, W., Tarabara, V. V. Polymer nanocomposite materials with hierarchical fillers as a conceptual framework for the design of multifunctional membranes. 2011 ACS annual meeting, Denver, CO, August 31, 2011

Posters

  1. Rogensues, A. R., Crock, C. A., Shan, W., Tarabara, V. V. Mixed matrix materials with hierarchical fillers as a conceptual framework for the design of multifunctional nanocomposite membranes. MSU Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, East Lansing, MI, November 4, 2011.
  2. Rogensues, A. R., Crock, C. A., Shan, W., Tarabara, V. V. Polymer nanocomposite materials with hierarchical fillers as a conceptual framework for the design of multifunctional membranes. Presented at the 22st Triennial Borchardt Conference Symposium on Advancements in Water and Wastewater, Ann Arbor, MI, February 23, 2011.