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Faculty Profile

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Name: Jeffrey McCutcheon
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
E-Mail: jeff@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://mccutcheon.lab.uconn.edu/
Program/Department Website: http://www.cbe.engr.uconn.edu/jeffrey-mccutcheon
Office Telephone: (860) 486-4601

Keywords | Categories: carbon adsorption, carbon nanofiber, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, desalination, hollow fiber membranes, membrane characterization, membrane separations, polymer electrospinning, polymer membrane formation, water treatment and reuse

Professional Summary

Dr. McCutcheon’s research is focused on developing revolutionary technologies that enable low cost desalination, water reuse, and power production. He is considered a world expert in osmotically driven membrane processes such as forward osmosis, pressure retarded osmosis, direct osmotic concentration, and osmotic heat engines. These technologies enable critical growth areas including low-temperature heat utilization, oil and gas wastewater treatment (including flowback water from hydraulic fracturing), municipal and industrial wastewater reuse and resource recovery, and low cost agricultural water. His core expertise is in polymeric membrane separations and membrane formation using phase inversion casting, interfacial polymerization, hollow fiber spinning, and electrospinning.