CURRENT TEAM MEMBERS


Dr. Zhongchao Tan, Professor; Director, Green Energy and Pollution Control Research Lab (Waterloo)
Executive Director, Tsinghua University - University of Waterloo Joint Research Centre for Micro/Nano Energy & Environment Technology
Dr. H. Wang
Postdoctral Fellow (from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)
9/2017-
Maryam R.
PhD Candidate
Mechanical Engineering
Research Subject: Nanoparticle-substrate interfacial behavior
Cosupervisor: N/A
09/2016-
Joerg A.
Lab Administrator, PhD Candidate
Mechanical Engineering
Research Subject: Metal oxides based nanofibers
Cosupervisor: E. Croiset
9/2015-
Lei Z.
Visiting Scholar
Research Subject:


04/2018-
Qiang Z.
Visiting PhD student
Research Subject: Effect of SO2 on CO2 Capture
Cosupervisor: Eric Croiset
11/2016-
Fangyan S.
MASc student
Research Subject: Graphene for solar cell
Cosupervisor: Siva S.
09/2017-
Chao Y.
MASc student
Mechanical Engineering
Research Subject: Granular filtration of nanotubes
Allison I.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Mechanical Engineering
Research Subject: Nanofiber by electrospinning
05-08/2018
Andrew M.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Mechanical Engineering
Research Subject: Catalytic combustion
05-08/2018
Noelle W.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Mechanical Engineering
Research Subject: Nanofiber by electrospinning
05-08/2018

ALUMNI

Graduate Students Supervised to Completion

Wala B., MASc in Mechanical Engineering
Thesis: Nanoaerosol Generation in Corona Charging
Cosupervisor: A. Yu, Dept. of Chemical Engr.
09/2015-06/2018
Sadra S., PhD in Chemical Engineering
Dissertation: Catalytic Conversion of Fructose, Glucose, and Industrial Grade Sugars to 5-HMF
Cosupervisor: Charles Xu, Chemical Engr., Western University
9/2012-2016/9
Raheleh G., PhD in Mechanical Engr., University of Waterloo
Dissertation: Filtration of NaCl and WOx Nanoparticles using Metal Wire Screen and Nanofibrous Filters
9/2012-2016/2
Hesheng Y., PhD in Mechanical Engr. University of Waterloo
Dissertation: Absorption of Nitric Oxide from Flue Gas using Ammoniacal Cobalt (II) Solutions
1/2009-12/2012
Sudong Y., PhD in Mechanical Engr., University of Calgary
Dissertation: Hydrothermal conversion of biomass to biooil
9/2007-4/2011
Ben T.
MASc in Mechanical Engineering
Thesis: Laboratory Evaluation of Low to Medium Cost Particle Sensors
09/2016-12/2017
Teresa S.
MASc in Mechanical Engineering
Thesis: Oil Adsorption Performance and Efficiency Study on Novel Silane Functionalized Graphene Polyurethane Sponge
Cosupervisor: A. Yu
05/2015-8/2017
Eureka C.
MASc in Chemical Engineering
Thesis: The Role of Germicidal Ultraviolet Light in the Formation of Secondary Organic Aerosols
Cosupervisor: W.A Anderson
09/2015-8/2017
Kevin Cheng
MASc in Chemical Engineering
Cosupervisor: E. Croiset
Thesis: Modeling and Experimental Studies of SO2 Effects on CO2 Capture with Chilled Ammonia Solvent
09/2015-12/2016
Jing M., MASc
Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo (Cosupervisor: Dr. Liping Fu)
Thesis: Quantifying Effects of Winter Weather and Road Maintenance on Emissions and Fuel Consumption
9/2013-9/2015
Lidiane N.
Visiting PhD Student
from Brazil
Project: Air Dispersion Modeling
2015/5-2016/2
Zhen Liu, Visiting PhD Student
from Tsinghua University
Project: Simultaneous Absorption of SO2/NOx from Flue Gas
2014/12-2015/4
Fang L., MSc
Mechanical Engr.
Thesis: Separation and purification of valuable chemicals from simulated hydrothermal conversion product solution
cosupervisor: Dr. Siva S.
5/2011-12/2012
David A., MSc
Mechanical Engr.
University of Waterloo
Thesis: The effect of building construction and HVAC systems on PM concentration from outdoor sources
9/2011-9/2012
Yiming J., MSc
Chemical Engr.
University of Alberta
Cosupervisor Dr. Zhenghe Xu
Thesis: Liquid Degassing Using Fine Droplets and Micro Bubbles
9/2008-9/2011
Yanling P., MSc
Mechanical Engr., University of Calgary
Thesis: Hydrothermal conversion of biomass to 5-HMF
9/2008-7/2010
Ryan D., MSc
Mechanical Engr.
University of Calgary
Thesis: Hydrothermal gasification of lignocellulosic biomass
1/2008-3/2010
Harry L., MSc
Mechanical Engr.,
University of Calgary
Thesis: Experimental studies of microbubble degassing
6/2008-1/2010
Alena S., MSc
Mechanical Engr.
University of Calgary
Thesis: Airborne nanoparticle sizing by aerodynamic particle focusing and corona charging
9/2007-9/2009
Haoxuan Z., MSc
Mechanical Engr.,
University of Calgary
Thesis: Sulfur particulate matter emission control.
9/2006-4/2008
Korush K. , MSc
Chemical Engr., University of Calgary (Cosupervised with J. Abedi)
Thesis: Fundamental flow study of uni-flow cyclone: experimental and CFD modeling.
9/2006-9/2008
Laleh G., MSc
Mechanical Engr.
University of Calgary
Thesis: Granular filtration of airborne nanoparticles
9/2005-4/2007
Xiaoying C., MSc
Mechanical Engr.,
University of Calgary
(Cosupervised with R. Tay, Civil Engr.)
Thesis: Air quality in truck cabin and its impact on driving performance and safety
9/2005-12/2006

Postdoctral Fellows, Research Associates, and Others


Dr. Dihua W., Research Associate, 10/2014-8/2016

Dr. Hesheng Y., Postdoctral fellow, 10/2014-10/2015

Fang L., Research Assistant, 01/2013-04/2015

Dr. Lin Li, Visiting Professor, 1/2016-6/2016

Arnav J., URA, 2016/1-4.

Patrick B. co-op, 5-8, 2015
  • Dr. S. Ashrafizadeh, Visiting Professor from Azad University, Iran. 9/2016-8/2017
  • Dr. Qunyi Z., Research Associate, 11/2015-4/2016
  • Michael L., Coop student1-4/2016
  • Brian K. co-op, Mechanical Engineering, 5-8, 2015
  • Simon L., URA, Chemical Engineering, 9-12/2014.
  • Sion C., URA-Coop, Mechanical Engineering,2014/5-8.
  • Simon S. Undergraduate exchange student, 1-4, 2014.
  • Isha S. co-op student, Mechanical Engineering, 1-4, 2014
  • Brian K. co-op student, Mechanical Engineering, 1-4, 2014
  • Suhaib I. co-op student, Mechantronics Engineering, 1-4, 2014
  • Aaron P. URA, Mechanical Engineering, 9-12, 2013
  • Eureka C. URA, Chemical Engineering, 9-12, 2013
  • Kathy L. URA, Mechanical Engineering, 9-12, 2013
  • Danyka B., co-op student, 2-4, 2013.
  • Dr. R. Aldheyabi, Visiting Professor, Funded by Iraqi Embassy Canada. 8-9, 2012.
  • Qixia Z., co-op student, Environmental engineering, 2-4, 2012
  • Stephen K., co-op student, Mechanical Engineering, 5-8, 2011
  • Alyssa R., co-op student, Mechanical Engineering, 5-8, 2011.
  • Hunt X., co-op student, Mechanical Engineering, 1-4, 2010.
  • Matt Harrison., NSERC-USRA, Biofuels, 5-8/2009
  • Rajat K., NSERC USRA, 5-8/2006.
  • Yongsheng Ji, PhD, Visiting professor, 7/2013-6/2014
  • Charlotte DiVeto, Research Assistant, 7-8, 2012.
  • Dr. Xiaogang Deng, Postdoc fellow, 09/2011-08/2012.
  • Dr. Ishpinder Kailey, Research Associate, 11/2008-4/2010.
  • Dr. Qunyi Zhu Postdoctral fellow/Visiting Professor (Professor, HIT), 2-6/2009.
  • Dr. Yongsheng Ji, Visiting Associate Professor, CUMT , 12/2007-3/2008.
  • Dr. Yonggang Luo, Research Associate 12/2005-8/2006
  • Sarah Ding, Visiting Research Assistant, 1/2005-2/2006.
  • Prof Wu Zhao, Visiting Scholar, 12/2015-2/2016
  • Brian K. co-op, Mechanical Engineering, 5-8, 2015
  • Simon L., URA, Chemical Engineering, 9-12/2014.
  • Sion C., URA-Coop, Mechanical Engineering,2014/5-8.
  • Simon S. Undergraduate exchange student, 1-4, 2014.
  • Isha S. co-op student, Mechanical Engineering, 1-4, 2014
  • Brian K. co-op student, Mechanical Engineering, 1-4, 2014
  • Suhaib I. co-op student, Mechantronics Engineering, 1-4, 2014
  • Aaron P. URA, Mechanical Engineering, 9-12, 2013
  • Eureka C. URA, Chemical Engineering, 9-12, 2013
  • Kathy L. URA, Mechanical Engineering, 9-12, 2013
  • Danyka B., co-op student, 2-4, 2013.
  • Dr. R. Aldheyabi, Visiting Professor, Funded by Iraqi Embassy Canada. 8-9, 2012.
  • Qixia Z., co-op student, Environmental engineering, 2-4, 2012
  • Stephen K., co-op student, Mechanical Engineering, 5-8, 2011
  • Alyssa R., co-op student, Mechanical Engineering, 5-8, 2011.
  • Hunt X., co-op student, Mechanical Engineering, 1-4, 2010

  • Matt Harrison., NSERC-USRA, Biofuels, 5-8/2009
  • Rajat K., NSERC USRA, 5-8/2006.
  • Yongsheng Ji, PhD, Visiting professor, 7/2013-6/2014
  • Charlotte DiVeto, Research Assistant, 7-8, 2012.
  • Dr. Xiaogang Deng, Postdoc fellow, 09/2011-08/2012.
  • Dr. Ishpinder Kailey, Research Associate, 11/2008-4/2010.
  • Dr. Qunyi Zhu Postdoctral fellow/Visiting Professor (Professor, HIT), 2-6/2009.
  • Dr. Yongsheng Ji, Visiting Associate Professor, CUMT , 12/2007-3/2008.
  • Dr. Yonggang Luo, Research Associate 12/2005-8/2006
  • Sarah Ding, Visiting Research Assistant, 1/2005-2/2006.