BRIAN DELIVERS PFAS/ESTCP WEBINAR FOCUSED ON ELECTROCHEMICAL OXIDATION OF PFAS

Check out the webinar on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQhI5iJfvr0&feature=yout

NSF PROJECT AWARDED TO CHAPLIN GROUP

ChE Assistant Professor Brian Chaplin was awarded a new NSF-grant entitled “Multifunctional Electro-reactive Membranes for Efficient Biomass Separation”. The grant is for $160,000 with an effective start date of 9/1/2016. Abstract: […]

NEW SERDP PROJECT ON PFAS REMEDIATION

The Chaplin group has been awarded a $200,000 grant, in collaboration with Amisha Shah (Purdue University), from SERDP to investigate the electrochemical oxidation of PFASs in contaminated groundwater.

Check out the video!

PROF. CHAPLIN’S REVIEW ARTICLE FEATURED IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: PROCESSES & IMPACTS 2014 MOST ACCESSED ARTICLES COLLECTION

Prof. Brian Chaplin’s review article entitled: Critical review of electrochemical advanced oxidation processes for water treatment applications, was featured in Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 2014 Most Accessed Articles Collection. This list compiles the top 20 most downloaded articles of 2014 for the journal.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

On August 27th, Prof. Chaplin and other professors will introduce their research in the new student orientation. In his presentation, he will talk about the ongoing research and possible take-in of new graduate students. Stay tuned if you are interested.

PRALAY PRESENTED AT ACS BOSTON

Pralay presented his recent research “Electrochemical sensing of ciprofloxacin by modified CNT/BDD electrode” at ACS annual meeting in Boston. His presentation was scheduled at August 17th 2015.

His presentation slide can be found in the Library.

YIN PASSED HIS PH.D. PRELIMINARY EXAM

Yin made his Ph.D. preliminary exam on August 14th, 2015. The topic he presented in the prelim is “advanced electrochemical characterization techniques applied to the study of a substoichiometric TiO2 membrane”.

The committee members involved in his prelim include Prof. Chaplin (UIC), Nitsche (UIC), Berry (UIC), LeSuer (CSU) and Elabd (TAMU).

The presentation slide and prelim report can be found in the Library.

INTRODUCING SCANNING ELECTROCHEMICAL MICROSCOPE

EchemLab just acquired a new scanning electrochemical microscope from CH instrument.

 

SECM From CH Instrument

From Allen Bard’s Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy, SECM is described as such

SECM involves the measurement of the current through an ultramicoelectrode when it is held or moved in a solution in the vicinity of a substrate. Substrate, …, perturb the electrochemical response of the tip and this perturbation provides information about the nature and properties of the substrate.

We have visited Prof. LeSuer’s lab in Chicago State University and seen the immense potential SECM can bring. Here is an SECM image for a polycarbonate track etched membrane with micron pore diameter we got.

AUGUST 01 2013

Assistant Professor Brian Chaplin joins the Department of Chemical Engineering. The focus areas of Chaplin’s Lab are Environmental Chemistry and Water Treatment.