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Ming Chen, Ph.D., P.E., PDRA

Department of Engineering Science

The Centre for Innovation and Enterprise

Begbroke Science Park

University of Oxford

Begbroke, Oxford, OX5 1PF, UK



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Univ. of Oxford

Univ. of Kansas

Purdue Univ.

Southeast Univ.


Ph.D., Civil/Environmental Engineering, Purdue University, USA, 2017

M.S., Municipal Engineering, Southeast University, China, 2012

B.S., Civil Engineering, Southeast University, China, 2008

Research Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford, 05/2019-

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Kansas, 05/2017-05/2019

Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University, 08/2013-04/2017

Graduate Research Assistant, Southeast University, 08/2010-12/2012

Selected Publications

M. Chen, D. Orion, K. Shafer-Peltier, S. Randtke, S. Waseem, E. Peltier. Boron removal by electrocoagulation: Removal mechanism, adsorption models and factors influencing removal. Water Res. 2020, 170, 115362.

M. Chen, N. P. Hankins. Interaction among branched polyethylenimine (PEI), sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and metal cations during copper recovery from water using polymer-surfactant aggregates. J. Water Process Eng. 2020, 34, 101170.

M. Chen, K. Shafer-Peltier, M. Veisi, S. J. Randtke, E Peltier. Complexation and precipitation of scale-forming cations in oilfield produced water with polyelectrolytes. Sep. Purif. Technol. 2019, 222, 1-10.

M. Chen, K. Shafer-Peltier, S. J. Randtke, E Peltier. Competitive association of cations with poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) (PSS) and heavy metal removal from water by PSS-assisted ultrafiltration. Chem. Eng. J. 2018, 344, 155-164.

M. Chen, K. Shafer-Peltier, S. Randtke, E. Peltier. Modeling arsenic (V) removal from water by micellar enhanced ultrafiltration in the presence of competing anions. Chemosphere, 2018, 213, 258-294.

M. Chen, C. T. Jafvert. Anion recovery from water by cross-linked cationic surfactant nanoparticles across dialysis membranes. Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2018, 5, 1350-1360.

M. Chen, C. T. Jafvert. Application of cross-linked stearic acid nanoparticles with dialysis membranes for methylene blue recovery. Sep. Purif. Technol. 2018, 204, 21-29.

M. Chen, Y. Wu, C. T. Jafvert. Synthesis of cross-linked cationic surfactant nanoparticles for removing anions from water. Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2017,4, 1534-1543.

M. Chen, C. T. Jafvert. Anion exchange on cationic surfactant micelles, and a speciation model for estimating anion removal on micelles during ultrafiltration of water. Langmuir, 2017, 33(26), 6540-6549

Professional Certification & Societies

Professional Engineer, 2019-present

American Chemical Society, 2013-present

ACS ENVR Service Fellow, 2016

Awards and Grants

Jeannette Johnson Staff Professional Development Fund, The University of Kansas, 2018

Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award, American Chemical Society, 2017

Pai Tao Yeh Fellowship, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2016 & 2017

The Ron Wukasch Environmental Engineering Scholarship, Purdue University, 2016

ENVR Graduate Service Fellowships, American Chemical Society, 2016

Ph.D. Candidate Travel Fund, College of Engineering, Purdue University, 2016

Excellent Graduate of Southeast University, Southeast University, 2013

President Award (only 1% for the whole university), Southeast University, 2007