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Madani A Khan

PhD student

 

Email: madani.khan@stonybrook.edu

 

Madani received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the City College of New York. His current project involves functionalization of cellulose-based membranes to remove arsenic (III), arsenic (V) and other hard metals from drinking water.

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Grenalynn C. Ilacas

PhD student

 

Email: grenalynn.ilacas@stonybrook.edu

 

Grenalynn received both her Bachelor's degree (California State University, San Bernardino) and Master's degree (California State University, Los Angeles) in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry. She is currently focused on understanding the chemical and physical aspects of locally sourced biochar, as well as characterizing these samples before and after chemical activation via the nitro-oxidation process.

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Duning Li

PhD student

 

Email: 

duning.li@stonybrook.edu

Duning received his bachelor degree in Southern University of Science and Technology in 2019. His research field is focusing on using bio-adsorbents based on cellulose and chitin to treat PFAS compounds in drinking water.

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Jiajun Tian

PhD student

 

Email: jiajun.tian.1@stonybrook.edu

Jiajun received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Beijing University of Chemical Technology. His research  is focusing on characterization of dispersed nanocellulose composite systems by X-ray scattering.

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Kaushanie Gunarathne

PhD student

 

Email: kaushanie.gunarathne@stonybrook.edu

Kaushanie received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. 
Her current research is focussing on developing new bio-inspired construction materials using nanocellulose for extreme cold weathers.

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Mahdi Rezaei

PhD student

 

Email: mahdi.rezaei@stonybrook.edu

Mahdi received his bachelor's degree in pure chemistry from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, and his master's degree in polymer chemistry from University of Tehran, Iran.
His current research is focussing on developing new materials using nanocellulose for phosphate recovery from water.
 

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