Abdullah Al Balushi
M.S. student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.S. , Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017
Abdullah Al Balushi joined Dr. Nejati’s group in November of 2016 as an Undergraduate Research Assistant. He’s a passionate Chemical Engineer and has always been interested in environmental and renewable energy issues. After joining Dr. Nejati’s group, he became interested in material science approaches to solve these issues. He is currently working on a solar based desalination project.
Membrane distillation is a desalination technology that runs on low grade energy which make the technology convenient to be coupled with solar energy. However, membrane distillation faces many challenges that ought to be solved before commercialization. Fouling is a major issue to be resolved in membrane distillation. Abdullah is interested in fabricating functional membranes that exhibit anti-fouling properties for membrane distillation.
As an undergraduate student, Abdullah was a Teaching Assistant for the junior year Chemical Engineering Lab. He assisted Dr. Hunter Flodman by helping him guide students through their experiments and answering any questions they had about their experiments.