Tarabara research group
Environmental nanotechnology: membranes, particles, interfaces


 

Wenqian Shan, PhD

 

 

Education

PhD (2010) Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University
BS (2005) Environmental Engineering and Science, Dalian Maritime University, China

PhD dissertation

The environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology in membrane-based separations for water treatment

PhD defense date

July 29, 2010

Awards

  • 2010 Outstanding Environmental Engineering Ph.D. Student Award
  • MSU Graduate Office summer fellowship (MSU)
  • Diploma for the project NANOMEMCAT: "Tailor-made CATalytic MEMbrane reactors with NANOstructured functional geometries for intensified chemical production" at NanoMemCourse EF1: "Nanostructured Materials and Membranes, Synthesis and Characterization", Zaragoza , Spain graduate student Wenqian Shan and graduate student Lu Ouyang (MSU Chemistry)

Publications at MSU

1 paper currently in preparation

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. 47 (2013) 3984-3996
  2. Shan, W., P. Bacchin, P. Aimar, M. L. Bruening, V. V. Tarabara. Polyelectrolyte multilayer films as backflushable nanofiltration membranes with tunable hydrophilicity and surface charge. J. Membr. Sci. 349 268-278 (2010)
  3. Alpatova, A. L., Shan, W., Babica, P., Upham B. L., Rogensues, A. R., Masten, S. J., Drown, E., Mohanty, A. K., Alocilja, E. C., Tarabara, V. V. Single-walled carbon nanotubes dispersed in aqueous media via non-covalent functionalization: Effect of dispersant on the stability, cytotoxicity, and epigenetic toxicity of nanotube suspensions. Water Res. 44, 505-520 (2010)
  4. Kim, J., Shan, W., Davies, S. H. R., Baumann, M. J., Masten, S. J., Tarabara, V. V. Interactions of aqueous NOM with nanoscale TiO2 : Implications for ceramic filtration-ozonation hybrid process. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43 (14), 5488-5494 (2009)
  5. Dhawan, A., Taurozzi, J. S., Pandey, A. K., Shan, W., Miller, S. M., Hashsham, S. A., Tarabara, V. V. Stable colloidal dispersions of C60 fullerenes in water: Evidence for genotoxicity. Environ. Sci. Technol. 40 (23), 7394-7401 (2006)

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
  2. Shan, W., Pasco, E. V., Bacchin, P., Aimar, P., Bruening, M. L., Tarabara, V. V. Polyelectrolyte multilayer films as backflushable nanofiltration membranes with tunable hydrophilicity and surface charge. 11th American Water Works Association Membrane Technology Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 29, 2011
  3. Shan,W., Gaustad, M., Rieck, R., Bénard, A., Petty, C., Tarabara, V. Crossflow filtration hydrocyclone for produced water treatment. In: Proceedings of the International Water Association Regional Conference on Membrane Technology and Water Reuse, Istanbul, Turkey, October 21, 2010, p. 532
  4. Shan, W., Bacchin, P., Aimar, P., Bruening, M. L., Tarabara, V. V. Polyelectrolyte multilayer films as backflushable nanofiltration membranes with tunable hydrophilicity and surface charge. In: Proceedings of the International Water Association Regional Conference on Membrane Technology and Water Reuse, Istanbul, Turkey, October 21, 2010, pp. 1211-1212
  5. Bénard, A., Chase, G., Davis, T., Gaustad, M., Koppula, K., Mohan, R., Muthu, S., Petty, C., Pacheco, J., Rieck, R. Shan, W., Tarabara, V. Crossflow filtration hydrocyclones for cleaning produced water. Presented at the Joint 2010 meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Filtration and Separation Society in San Antonio, Texas

Presentations

  1. Ji, P.; Shan, W.; Hogg, S. R.; Motin, A.; Bénard, A.; Tarabara, V.; Bruening, M. Towards filtration of oil-water mixtures using rotating flow and hydrophilic membranes. 2013 NAMS meeting,Boise, ID, June 8, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Ji, P., Shan, W., Hogg, S., Motin, A., Tummons, E. N., Bénard, A., Bruening, M. L., Tarabara, V. V. Affinity-based hydrocyclone filter for oil-water separatoin and oil spill cleanup. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 21, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Gaustad, M., Rieck, R., Shan, W., Bénard, A., Tarabara, V. V., Petty, C. A. Cross flow filtration hydrocyclone for liquid/liquid separation. 2009 AIChE annual meeting, November 8-13, 2009, Nashville , TN
  7. Kim, J., Shan, W., Davies, S. H. R., Baumann, M. J., Masten, S. J., Tarabara, V. V. Physicochemical bases of ceramic membrane fouling by ozonated NOM: Implications for ultrafiltration-ozonation hybrid process. To be published in the Proceedings of 2009 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) meeting
  8. Shan, W., Bacchin, P., Aimar, P., Bruening, M. L., Tarabara, V. V. Polyelectrolyte multilayer films as backflushable nanofiltration membranes with tunable hydrophilicity and surface charge.2009 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) meeting
  9. Dhawan, A., Taurozzi, J. S., Pandey, A. K., Shan, W., Miller, S. M., Hashsham, S. A., Tarabara, V. V. Stable colloidal dispersions of C 60 fullerenes in water: Evidence for genotoxicity. 2006 AIChE Annual Conference , San Francisco , CA. Paper #592g

Posters

  1. 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
  2. Shan, W., Bacchin, P., Aimar, P., Bruening, M. L., Tarabara, V. V. Polyelectrolyte multilayer films as backflushable nanofiltration membranes with tunable hydrophilicity and surface charge. Presented at 2009 AEESP meeting, Iowa City , IA , July 28, 2009
  3. Shan, W., Adusumilli, M., Pasco, E. V., Hashsham, S. A., Bruening, M. L., Tarabara, V. V. Polyelectrolyte multilayer films as antiadhesive coatings with tunable hydrophilicity and surface charge. Durham, NC, June 3-5, 2009
  4. Shan, W., Bacchin, P., Aimar, P., Bruening, M. L., Tarabara, V. V. Facile control of colloidal fouling in polyelectrolyte multilayer based nanofiltration systems . Presented at the 21st Triennial Borchardt Conference Symposium on Advancements in Water and Wastewater, Ann Arbor, MI, February 28, 2008