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Prof. Yi Hua Ma

Frances B. Manning Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of Center for Inorganic Membrane Studies

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yhma@wpi.edu

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Prof. Erik Engwall

Research Assistant Professor

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eengwall@wpi.edu

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Dr. Engwall joined the Center for Inorganic Membrane Studies after obtaining his Ph.D. in 2001. Prior to this he had gained 14 years of experience over a range of Chemical Engineering and Materials related interests including; adsorption in micro porous materials; zeolite membrane systems; inorganic materials characterization; scanning electron microscopy; and elastomeric chemical barrier materials. Dr. Engwall's current work at the Center for Inorganic Membrane Studies includes: Pd alloy development and evaluation of Pd alloy membranes for hydrogen separation; the evaluation of synthesis procedures for asymmetric Pd and Pd alloy membranes; the evaluation of porous metal support materials for asymmetric Pd membranes; and the development of automated membrane testing systems and procedures.

Prof. Ivan P. Mardilovich

Research Assistant Professor

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ivanpm@wpi.edu

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Bahriye Ceylan Akis

Graduate Student

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ceylan@wpi.edu

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At ITU she did project work on preparation of polysulfone hallow-fiber membranes for ultra-filtration processes. She started a chemical engineering masters program at WPI in January 2002, working with Professor Y. H. Ma on Pd and Pd-alloy membranes for Hydrogen separation processes. Her research topic is the preparation of Pd-Ag membranes on PSS support with high stability and durability at elevated temperatures.

Federico Guazzone

Graduate Student

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guazzone@wpi.edu

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I joined the center of inorganic membranes studies in 2001 after the fourth year of a French engineering school, ENSIC, located in Nancy Lorraine. I started working on the kinetic and stability of copper plating solution in other to synthesize Cu-Pd composite membranes. Cu-Pd membranes have the advantage of undergoing no £\ to £] transition even at room temperature when exposed to Hydrogen. They are also stable in hydrogen sulfide atmosphere where pure Palladium membranes develop cracks. Their price makes them relatively interesting for industrial applications.

Mahmut Engin Ayturk

Graduate Student

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eayturk@wpi.edu

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M. Engin Ayturk joined the research group Center for Inorganic Membrane Studies recently as a Ph.D. student in October 2002 after obtaining his M.Sc. on reaction kinetics and catalysis at METU. During his masters studies, Engin involved in a research group mainly concentrated on integrated purification, catalysis and membrane separation processes and their applications. Currently, his research interests cover the Pd and Pd/Alloy membranes for hydrogen separation technologies.

Gregor Schinkel

Post-Doctoral Fellow

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schinkel@wpi.edu

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Dr. Schinkel joined the research group Center for Inorganic Membrane Studies recently in March 2003. Currently, he works on Pd/Au alloy membranes for hydrogen separation.

Alpna Saini

Graduate Student

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alpna@wpi.edu

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Alpna Saini joined the research group Center for Inorganic Membrane Studies recently as a Ph.D. student in November 2003.

Rajkumar Bhandari

Graduate Student

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rajb@wpi.edu

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Rajkumar Bhandari joined the research group Center for Inorganic Membrane Studies recently as a Ph.D. student in November 2003.

Sutheerawat Samingprai

Graduate Student

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