Welcome to Qin Lab!

We are part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Our goal is to develop new approaches for sustainable water and wastewater treatment. We currently focus on electro–driven processes for resource recovery from wastewater and membrane processes for brackish water desalination.

News

06/2022 – Abigail Monahan, an undergraduate student from Skidmore College,  joined Qin Lab for summer research. She is funded by Water@UW-Madison/Fresh Water Collaborative of Wisconsin Undergraduate Research Experience. Welcome, Abigail!

05/2022 – Both Kai and Kenzie received the Becker Travel Supplement from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for their travels to AEESP2022. Congratulations!

05/2022 – Hongang Du, a student from Johns Hopkins University, joined Qin Lab as a research associate. Welcome Hongang!

03/2022 – Sam won the first place in the Global Environmental System Design Challenge by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) at Efest 2022. Congratulations!

01/2022 – Hanyu Tang joined Qin Lab as a M.S. student. Welcome!

10/2021 – Sam was appointed as the Vice President of the College of Engineering Safety Committee. Congratulations!

09/2021 – Kenzie gave an oral presentation on 2021 Midwest Women in Science Conference.

09/2021 – Kai presented a poster on Computing In Engineering Forum 2021.

09/2021 – Our lab welcomes two new graduate students, Ziyan Wu and Samarpan Deb Majumder. Welcome!

08/2021 – Kenzie was selected to receive an EREF scholarship. Congrats!

07/2021 – Mohan gave a presentation at the USANC webinar on membrane technologies.

05/2021 – Kai’s first paper has been accepted for publication in Membranes. Congrats!

10/2020 – Kenzie received the Fall CEE Opportunity Award. Congrats!

05/2020 – Sam Lin joined our lab to do research. Welcome!

05/2020 – Leah Chung was selected to receive the WISE Summer Research Award for 2020 and joined our lab to do research. Welcome!

05/2020 – New paper: “Electrochemical-osmotic process for simultaneous recovery of electric energy, water, and metals from wastewater” has been accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Technology.

04/2020 – New paper: “The relative insignificance of advanced materials in enhancing the energy efficiency of desalination technologies” has been accepted for publication in Energy & Environmental Science.

02/2020 – New paper: “Energy Efficiency of Electro-Driven Brackish Water Desalination: Electrodialysis Significantly Outperforms Membrane Capacitive Deionization” has been accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Technology.

01/2020 – Kai Yang joined our lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome!

01/2020 – Mohan Qin joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an assistant professor.