Research Fellow School of Environmental Science and Engineering

Dr. 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) since 2014 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: 550, h-index: 12) 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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Dr. Liu has published 18 peer-reviewed papers (citation: 550, h-index: 12) on international journals, including Water Res., Environ. Sci. Technol., Environ. Sci. Technol. Letters, J. Membrane Sci., Desalination and etc. He has 2 approved patents (China) and has been invited to give oral presentations at international conferences.

5 Selected Articles:

1. W. Li*, X. Liu*, Z. Li, A. G. Fane, B. Deng, Unraveling the film-formation kinetics of interfacial polymerization via low coherence interferometry. AIChE J. 2019, e16863. (IF=3.463)

2. X. Liu, W. Li*, T. H. Chong*, A. G. Fane, Effects of spacer orientations on the cake formation during membrane fouling: Quantitative analysis based on 3D OCT imaging. Water Research 2017, 110, 1-14. (IF=7.913)

3. X. Liu, L. X. Foo, Y. Li, J. Y. Lee, B. Cao, C. Y. Tang*, Fabrication and characterization of nanocomposite pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) membranes with excellent anti-biofouling property and enhanced water permeability. Desalination 2016, 389, 137-148. (IF=6.035)

4. X. Liu, X. Jin, B. Cao, C. Y. Tang*, 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. (IF=4.090)

5. X. Liu, S. Qi, Y. Li, L. Yang, B. Cao, C. Y. Tang*, Synthesis and characterization of novel antibacterial silver nanocomposite nanofiltration and forward osmosis membranes based on layer-by-layer assembly. Water Research 2013, 47, (9), 3081-3092. (IF= 7.913)

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