Dr Xue Jin
- Lecturer in Water / Environmental Engineering (Infrastructure and Environment)
Dr Jin received her B.S. degree in Environmental Science & Engineering (2002) at the Tsinghua University, China and Ph.D. degree (2007) in Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore. Between 2006 and 2009, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. Eric M.V. Hoek in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Before joining the University of Glasgow as a Lecturer in 2012, Dr Jin worked as a Research Fellow at the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Singapore Membrane Technology Center at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Motivated by the pressing need for sustainable water supply, Dr Jin will perform cutting-edge research in physicochemical and biological processes that impact water quality in natural aqueous environment as well as engineered treatment systems. Her main research interests include membrane materials and processes for water purification and renewable energy production; direct use of solar and renewable energies in desalination and water treatment; novel application of nanomaterials for advanced water treatment; environmental implications of nanotechnology; advanced technologies for water and wastewater treatment; and colloidal and interfacial processes in aquatic systems.
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Dr Jin is an expert in membrane characterization and processes, water reclamation and desalination, membrane fouling mitigation, emerging contaminants removal, and environmental nanotechnology. She has more than 10 years of experience in membrane separation for water and energy applications (e.g., Reverse Osmosis, Nanofiltration, Forward Osmosis, Pressure Retarded Osmosis, and hybrid processes).
Jin, X., Huang, X., and Hoek, E.M.V. (2009) Role of specific ion interactions in seawater RO membrane fouling by alginic acid. Environmental Science & Technology, 43(10), pp. 3580-3587. (doi:10.1021/es8036498)
Jin X (2016-2017). Novel osmotic membrane photobioreactor for sustainable wastewater treatment and biofuel production, Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grants £6,200
Jin X (2016-2018). Osmotic Membrane Technologies for Energy Neutral Wastewater Treatment: Process Performance and Optimization, EPSRC First Grant Scheme £124,118 (FEC). Collaborators: Scottish Water.
Jin X (2015). Innovative energy neutral membrane system for metallurgy wastewater treatment and heavy metal recovery, Royal Academy of Engineering £17,850
Jin X (2015). International Partnership Development Funding, University of Glasgow £2,927
Jin X (2014-2015). A novel osmotic membrane bioreactor for energy-neutral anaerobic wastewater treatment. Royal Society Research Grant £15,000
Jin X. and Gregory D (2013-2017). Nanocomposites for water purification: synthesis, insights and performance evaluation. Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith (Ph.D. Scholarship plus £22,000 research costs)
A post-doctoral research associate position is available in the School of Engineering at University of Glasgow to work on developing innovative wastewater treatment technologies. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a strong background in the field of wastewater treatment, anaerobic digestion, membrane filtration and molecular biological methods. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related filed. A strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, the ability to work independently, strong communication skills and excellent problem solving skills are highly desired. Responsibility will include (1) leading the preparation of presentations, manuscripts, project reports and grant proposals; and (2) mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
A competitive stipend will be awarded commensurate with experience. Applicants should send a cover letter and detailed CV (with names and contact information for three references) to Dr Xue Jin (Xue.Jin@glasgow.ac.uk). The appointment will begin in August 2016 or as soon as the position is filled.
Current PhD students
Mr Mathieu Larronde-Larretche
Thesis title: Development of a Novel Membrane Bioreactor for Cost-effective Wastewater Treatment and Microalgae Harvesting
Duration: 2013 - 2017
Mr Mauro Davide Cappelluti
Thesis title: Nanocomposites for water purification: synthesis, insights and performance evaluation
Duration: 2013 - 2017
ENG3080: Environmental Process Eng. 3
ENG5293: Water & Environment Design 5
• Environmental Science & Technology
• Water Research
• Journal of Membrane Science
• Water Environment Research
• Journal of Hazardous Materials
Research Proposal Review
• National Research Foundation (Singapore)
• Research Foundation Flanders (Belgium)
Doctoral Theses External Review
• Heriot-Watt University
• Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)