Membrane Science & Nonotechnology Research Laboratory

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Dr. Amira Abdelrasoul, P. Eng., is the Principal Investigator (PI) of  Membrane Science and Technology Research Center at University of Saskatchewan, where she leads research on Advanced Membrane Science and Nanotechnology for Energy and Water Sustainability and Biomedical Applications; Biomimetic and Bioinspired Nanomaterials for Advanced Technologies; and Process Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Systems.

Dr. Abdelrasoul research emphasizes on the innovative development of membranes design, structure, function, and performance. Dr. Abdelrasoul research projects focus on modeling; nanoscale molecular dynamics and computational fluid dynamics simulations; optimization; designing; developing; and synthesizing novel evolutional membranes with an advanced customized morphology that can pave the way for the sustainable engineering in the following areas:

  • Biomimetic and bioinspired membranes for hemodialysis and other biomedical applications.

  • Optimal membrane technologies for water and wastewater treatment, and the multiplicity of usage scenarios for various applications, including ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, forward osmosis and reverse osmosis membranes.

  • Innovative membrane technologies for separation, purification and recovery.

  • Multifunctional nanomaterials, advanced nanocomposite and mixed‐matrix membranes.

Dr. Abdelrasoul  incepted the hemodialysis membrane research in Canada. Her interdisciplinary research program focus on solving the existing hemodialysis problems to decrease the unacceptably high morbidity and mortality rates, increase the quality of life of kidney failure patients, and decrease the extremely high costs to the healthcare system in Canada and beyond.

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Graduate Research Opportunities

If you are interested in graduate studies (M.Eng., M.Sc., and Ph.D.), please send  your CV, and a copy  of your official transcripts to Dr. Abdelrasoul.

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral candidates with external funding or candidates seeking to apply for external postdoctoral fellowships are welcome to contact Dr. Abdelrasoul. Please include your CV and copies of three representative publications in your email.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

If you are a current U of S undergraduate student interested in joining the Abdelrasoul Lab, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Abdelrasoul to discuss current projects, and to be added to the group email list to attend our group meetings.

Additionally, you are required to pass the following mandatory safety training before beginning any experimental work:

  • Laboratory Safety

Extra training is required for some projects:

  • Bio-safety and Biowaste Training
  • Nanomaterial Safety