Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Civil Engineering


  • B.E., Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1992
  • M.E., Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1995
  • M.E., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2002
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State UNiveristy, Columbus, OH, 2005

Selected Recent Publications

  • Q. Yang, J. Lei, D. Sun, D. Chen, Forward osmosis membranes for water reclamation,  Separation & Purification Reviews, accepted, 2014.
  • R. Xiao, Z. Wei, D. Chen, L.K. Weavers, Kinetics and mechanism of sonochemical degradation of pharmaceuticals in municipal wastewater, Environmental Science & Technology, 48, p9675-9683, 2014.
  • D. Chen, M. Yen, P. Lin, S. Groff, R. Lampo, M. McInerney, J. Ryan, A corrosion sensor for monitoring the early-stage environmental corrosion of A36 carbon steel, Materials, 7, p5746-5760, 2014.


Academic Interests

Water filtration membrane processes, aqueous chemistry, water and wastewater treatment, sonochemistry, photooxidation, corrosion science