Research Fellow School of Environmental Science and Engineering

Dr. Xin Liu received his bachelor's degree from Shandong University (China) in 2009. He got his master's degree and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) in 2010 and 2015 respectively. He worked as a research assistant and later a postdoctoral researcher in Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) and has been working in the field of membrane technology for almost 10 years. His research focuses on novel membrane fabrication, applications of nanomaterials in membrane fabrication, membrane fouling and characterization, and membrane separation processes for desalination and water reuse. His work has yield 18 peer-reviewed papers (citation: 460, h-index 10) and 2 patent applications.

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Novel membrane fabrication

Applications of nanomaterials in membrane fabrication

Membrane fouling and characterization

Membrane separation processes for desalination and water reuse

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1. Trinh, T. A.; Li, W.; Han, Q.; Liu, X.; Fane, A. G.; Chew, J. W., Analyzing external and internal membrane fouling by oil emulsions via 3D optical coherence tomography. Journal of Membrane Science 2018, 548, 632-640. (Impact Factor: 6.035)

2. Wu, B.; Christen, T.; Tan, H. S.; Hochstrasser, F.; Suwarno, S. R.; Liu, X.; Chong, T. H.; Burkhardt, M.; Pronk, W.; Fane, A. G., Improved performance of gravity-driven membrane filtration for seawater pretreatment: Implications of membrane module configuration. Water Research 2017, 114, 59-68. (Impact Factor: 6.942)

3. Han, Q.; Li, W.; Trinh, T. A.; Liu, X.; Chew J. W., A network-based approach to interpreting pore blockage and cake filtration during membrane fouling. Journal of Membrane Science 2017, 528, 112-125. (Impact Factor: 6.035)

4. Liu, X.; Li, W.; Chong, T. H.; Fane, A. G., Effects of spacer orientations on the cake formation during membrane fouling: Quantitative analysis based on 3D OCT imaging. Water Research 2017, 110, 1-14. (Impact Factor: 6.942)

5. Li, W.; Liu, X.; Wang, Y.-N.; Chong, T. H.; Tang, C. Y.; Fane, A. G., Analyzing the evolution of membrane fouling via a novel method based on 3D optical coherence tomography imaging. Environmental Science & Technology 2016, 50, (13), 6930-6939. (Impact Factor: 6.198)

6. Mukherjee, M.; Menon, N. V.; Liu, X.; Kang, Y.; Cao, B., Confocal laser scanning microscopy-Compatible microfluidic membrane flow cell as a nondestructive tool for studying biofouling dynamics on forward osmosis membranes. Environmental Science & Technology Letters 2016, 3, (8), 303-309. (Impact Factor: 5.308)

7. Liu, X.; Foo, L. X.; Li, Y.; Lee, J. Y.; Cao, B.; Tang, C. Y., Fabrication and characterization of nanocomposite pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) membranes with excellent anti-biofouling property and enhanced water permeability. Desalination 2016, 389, 137-148. (Impact Factor: 5.527)

8. Liu, X.; Jin, X.; Cao, B.; Tang, C. Y., Bactericidal activity of silver nanoparticles in environmentally relevant freshwater matrices: Influences of organic matter and chelating agent. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2014, 2, (1), 525-531. (Impact Factor: 3.833)

9. Lee, J.-Y.; Qi, S.; Liu, X.; Li, Y.; Huo, F.; Tang, C. Y., Synthesis and characterization of silica gel–polyacrylonitrile mixed matrix forward osmosis membranes based on layer-by-layer assembly. Separation and Purification Technology 2014, 124, 207-216. (Impact Factor: 3.359)

10. Nikkola, J.; Liu, X.; Li, Y.; Raulio, M.; Alakomi, H. L.; Wei, J.; Tang, C. Y., Surface modification of thin film composite RO membrane for enhanced anti-biofouling performance. Journal of Membrane Science 2013, 444, 192-200. (Impact Factor: 6.578)

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