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 unconventional wastewater.

News

01/2023 – Zhijie joined our lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome!

12/2023 – New paper: “Electrochemical ammonia recovery and co-production of chemicals from manure wastewater” has been accepted for publication in Nature Sustainability.

12/2023 – We invited Zoe Zou to give us a presentation on how to improve figures in our group meeting. Thank you so much, Zoe!

11/2023 – Our group visited a manure wastewater treatment plant.

11/2023 – Mohan gave an oral presentation on the Professor Research Event organized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Pi Tau Sigma at UW-Madison.

10/2023 – Mohan attended the WISE Faculty Dinner.

09/2023 – Mohan started to serve on the Water@UW-Madison Executive Committee.

08/2023 – Group BBQ~

08/2023 – Kai and Kenzie were selected to receive the Student Research Grants Competition (SRGC) Award ($1500 each). Congrats!

08/2023 – Mohan, Kai, and Kenzie gave three oral presentations at ACS Fall 2023 National Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

07/2023 – Mohan gave an oral presentation in the 10th IWA Membrane Technology Conference at St. Louis, MO.

06/2023 – Congratulations to Ziyan on winning the Anna Grant Birge Award 2023.

06/2023 – Mohan, Kai, Kenzie, and Ziyan attended AEESP and gave two oral presentations and two poster presentations at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. We also visited our collaborator Fikile Brushett’s lab at MIT.

06/2023 – New paper: “Improved Reliability of Raman Spectroscopic Imaging of Low-Micrometer Microplastic Mixtures in Lake Water by Fractionated Membrane Filtration” has been accepted for publication in ACS ES&T Water.

06/2023 – Our group hosted Wisconsin Sea Grant communicators’ team for a lab tour.

05/2023 – New paper: “Solar Enhanced Membrane Distillation for Ammonia Recovery” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Membrane Science Letters.

05/2023 – Sam had a successful thesis defense for his MS. Congrats! He will join George Washington University as a PhD student in Fall 2023.

04/2023 – Our group participated in UW Madison Engineering Expo and talked about “sustainable water and wastewater treatment” to K-12 students.

04/2023 – Ziyan gave a poster presentation for the UW-Madison Day at the Capitol. Check the news: Link

03/2023 – New paper: “Ammonia Recovery from Organic Nitrogen in Synthetic Dairy Manure with a Microbial Fuel Cell” has been accepted for publication in Chemosphere.

03/2023 – Mohan is teaching CIV ENGR 325: Environmental Engineering Materials this semester. Check the news: Link

02/2023 – Our group attend the Midwest Manure Summit.

12/2022 – Hanyu had a successful thesis defense for her MS. Congrats! She joins our group as a PhD student in Spring 2023.

09/2022 – New paper: “Laboratory Filter Membranes May Release Organic Particles that Affect Water Analysis” has been accepted for publication in ACS ES&T Engineering.

08/2022 – Ziyan received the best student speaker award for her presentation at the Environmental Chemistry & Polymer Science symposium at the Fall ACS Meeting in Chicago. Congrats!

06/2022 – Kenzie, Kai, and Ziyan attended the 2022 AEESP conference.

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.