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Quantum Wei receives
Student Best Presentation Award for his paper on Batch Reverse Osmosis (with Carson I. Tucker, Priscilla J. Wu, Ali M. Trueworthy, and Emily W. Tow) at the 2019 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition (AMTA/AWWA), New Orleans, 28 February 2019.
Nature Catalysis paper on “Turning desalination waste into a useful resource” in MIT News, 13 February 2019.
Prof. Lienhard is Chief Guest for the Convocation (Commencement Speaker) of the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, 3 December 2018. (40:41 to 1:03:30)
Prof. Lienhard elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 27 November 2018.
Kishor Nayar named to for his work on electrodialysis technology, 13 November 2018. Forbes 30-under-30
Cooling buildings worldwide about Omar Labban’s work on energy-efficient, membrane-based, air conditioning systems, in MIT News, 11 July 2018.
Study finds potential in brackish groundwater desalination about Yvana Ahdab’s collaboration with USGS researchers, in MIT News, 5 July 2018. Also covered by . The University Network
Kishor Nayar interviewed in Community Jameel’s Opening Doors about his work on Intelligent Selective Electrodialysis, May 2018. Team from our lab (Tow, Swaminathan, Warsinger) wins the
for a solution based on the More Water, Less Concentrate prize competition batch RO technology invented here, 4 April 2018. Prof. Lienhard receives
for graduate advising, MIT Office of Graduate Education, 11 April 2018. Committed to Caring Award MIT Water Night Best Poster Competition, March 2018
UROP Janny Cai receives
Runner-up for “Resource recovery from desalination brine: energy efficiency and sodium hydroxide production” Andrew Bouma receives
Honorable mention for “Counterflow reverse osmosis” Video:
Prof. Lienhard speaks on prospects for reducing energy consumption in desalination at Universidad de Alcalá, Spain, for the 1st conference of master classes of Acciona Agua, 15 February 2018. Prof. Lienhard #4 on
Water & Wastewater International’s Top 25 Global Water Leaders, a listing of thought-leaders in the water industry, 10 January 2018. MIT’s growing global leadership in water achieves industry recognition, MIT News, 21 February 2018.
Toward efficient high-pressure desalination, about Emily Tow’s high pressure fouling studies, in MIT News, 16 October 2017. Video:
Prof. Lienhard interviewed by MIT Tea With Teachers 10 October 2017. Yvana Ahdab wins
Best Student Research Poster Award at the 2017 Groundwater Protection Council Annual Forum, Boston, 28 September 2017. Andrew Bouma and Quantum Wei receive
Honorable Mention at the 2017 MIT Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition, Sept. 2017. Omar Labban receives the
Rasikbhai L. Meswani Fellowship for Water Solutions, June 2017.
, Op-Ed in by Prof. Lienhard: From Sea to Tap: can the oceans solve water scarcity? The Mark News 22 June 2017; Arab News, 25 June 2017; Japan Today, 27 June 2017; Cyprus Mail, 26 June 2017; Peruvian Times, 27 June 2017. Video: Professor Lienhard speaks at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum, on
, 12 June 2017. Science and Technology for a Food Secure Future May 2017
Jaichander Swaminathan receives
MIT Carl G. Sontheimer Prize for Creativity in Research Emily Tow receives
MIT Meredith Kamm Memorial Award March Madness 2017!
Yvana Ahdab receives
NSF Graduate Fellowship Emily Tow selected as an
MIT Graduate Woman of Excellence Kishor Nayar receives
Best Poster Award at MIT Water Night Emily Tow wins
Best Student Paper Award at the 2017 AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition in Long Beach, 16 February 2017.
Batch desalination bests standard RO in MIT News, 18 November 2016. David M. Warsinger receives the
Best Oral Presentation Award at the 9th International Desalination Conference in Abu Dhabi, 15 November 2016.
Jaichander Swaminathan interviewed in The Hindu, 7 November 2016.
Teaching the Unteachable, about Glicksman and Lienhard’s new book, in MIT News, 21 October 2016.
Low Carbon Desalination Workshop at MIT, 17-18 October 2016, in MIT News. Omar Labban receives the
Grand Prize for Outstanding Presentation, Emily Tow receives the Esteemed Presenter Award for Excellence in Impact, and Quantum Wei receives Honorable Mention at the 2016 MIT Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition, Sept. 2016. Emily Tow wins a
Best Poster Award at Singapore International Water Week, 13 July 2016. Quantum Wei receives the
First Place Student Oral Presentation Award for his paper at the Universities Council on Water Resources Conference, July 2016. MechE Connects news articles, July 2016:
Prof. Lienhard acts as an
Amicus Curiae in Prof. Leonard’s legal brief on Deflategate, 24 May 2016. (brief) Video:
Prof. Lienhard speaks about water and food research at the launch of the MIT Campaign for a Better World, 5 May 2016. Bailey Montaño receives the
2016 MechE SuperUROP Award for his research on membrane distillation with our group, May 2016.
J-WAFS Food and Water Symposium and Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize, 27-28 April 2016. Video: Prof. Lienhard delivers the
of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, 11 April 2016. John R. Freeman Lecture Desalination for water supply: is the energy consumption manageable? David M. Warsinger receives the
UCOWR Outstanding Dissertation Award in Science and Engineering, from the Universities Council on Water Resources, March 2016.
, Boston Globe Op-Ed on New England’s water supply by Prof. Lienhard, Dr. W. Sung, and Prof. A.J. Whittle, 3 March 2016. Can Flint Happen Here?
, New York Times Op-Ed on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam by Prof. Lienhard and Dr. K.M. Strzepek, How to Share Water Along the Nile
29 Sept. 2015. Jaichander Swaminathan receives Best Presentation Award and David Warsinger receives Best Poster Award at the International Desalination Association World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse, 3 September 2015
Toward cheaper water treatment, about spin-off company from our lab, 17 July 2015 Jaichander Swaminathan and David Warsinger win first and second place best poster awards, respectively, at the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, 10 June 2015
J-WAFS: A nexus for water and food research at MIT, in MIT Spectrum, Summer 2015 Professor Lienhard receives the
2015 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, for Art of Practice. David Warsinger receives Outstanding UROP Graduate Mentor Award, April 2015.
Ronan McGovern receives the
Ilya Prigogine Prize of Thermodynamics from the Joint European Thermodynamics Conference (JETC) for his doctoral thesis, March 2015. Our group’s paper
receives a Entropy Generation Analysis of Desalination Systems (Mistry et al., 2011) Best Paper Award from the journal Entropy, 16 February 2015. Video:
Renewable Water, Professor Lienhard at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 21 January 2015.
Our group on the summit of Mount Morgan in New Hampshire, 16 July 2015
2014 MIT Water Summit, includes several members of our group in leading roles, 12 December 2014.
Searching for global water and food solutions, about the new Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab, in MIT News, 4 November 2014
Getting the salt out, in MIT News, 21 October 2014 Video:
Professor Lienhard at Technology Review’s EmTech Conference, 23 September 2014.
A New Kind of Power From Salt Water, Wall Street Journal front page, 29 August 2014.
The power of salt, in MIT News, 20 August 2014
Study shows forward osmosis not energy efficient, in MIT News, 23 July 2014 Video:
Solutions for Water Supply at 2014 Technology Day, with Professor Lienhard, 7 June 2014. Leonardo Banchik wins best poster award at Singapore International Water Week, 5 June 2014
Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab announced in MIT News, 6 May 2014.
Report on high flux membranes, in MIT News, 13 February 2014
Water-Energy Nexus Panel Discussion at the 2013 MIT Water Summit, with Professor Lienhard and Leo Banchik (1 hour)
McGovern wins IDA Award in MIT News, 25 October 2013 Video:
Outrageous Osmosis with Leo and Emily by group members Leo Banchik and Emily Tow, August 2013. On YouTube Video:
Equilibrium and Steady State, SUTD Concept Vignette by MIT Teaching and Learning lab, with Professor Lienhard Video:
Entropy, SUTD Concept Vignette by MIT Teaching and Learning lab, with Professor Lienhard
Our group’s HDH technology wins at 2013 Global Water Summit, Seville, Spain, April 2013 Technology Idol of the Year
Solar-driven Desalination with Phase-Change Energy Storage, Adina Technical Brief, April 2013
New tech said to clean up fracking water, in NBC Science News, 5 February 2013.
Purification on the cheap, in MIT News, 5 February 2013 Video:
Water Scarcity and Desalination, MIT Industrial Liaison Program, January 2013
Innovations in Clean Water Technology on WGBH’s Science for the Public, 20 Dec. 2011 Video:
Clean Water Technology Research at MIT at MIT Environmental Research Council Forum, 15 Dec. 2011
Masdar Institute Hosts Lecture in Abu Dhabi on HDH Desalination Technology, 14 Nov. 2011
Author Interview: John Lienhard, Dover Publications, 21 Sept. 2011. Video:
Research in Water Purification and Distribution at MIT in Rethinking Water workshop, May 2010 (starting at time 25:25)
Drinkable Water for All, in MIT Spectrum, Summer 2010 Subject 2.500
Desalination & Water Purification at MIT OpenCourseWare.
Podcast on A Heat Transfer Textbook project, MIT Libraries series on scholarly publishing and copyright, 25 Feb. 2008
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