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Ilin Sadeghi, Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Developing new water treatment technologies have been my focus since the beginning of my research career. As a master’s student, I worked on membrane separation processes and membrane surface treatment to develop anti-fouling membranes for oil/water separation. After completing my master’s degree, I worked as a researcher on water decontamination using advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) in Iran. Since coming to Tufts, working in Professor Asatekin’s lab toward a PhD degree, I gained more experience both on membrane science and polymer synthesis. Synthesizing and developing new polymers as membrane materials for custom applications ranging from waste water treatment to pharmaceuticals has broaden my view in the field of membrane separation processes.