The overarching aim of this project is to develop ion-selective membranes to enable the energy-efficient and cost-effective separation of lithium ions from unconventional sources, such as brines and mine tailings. The research tasks include membrane characterization (ion sorption, permeation, fixed charge capacity, conductivity, permselectivity), membrane fabrication, and evaluation of separation performance with simulated mixed electrolyte solutions. The researcher will be involved in all aspects of the project, such as experimental plan formulation, data collection, analysis of results, synthesis and presentation of findings. The researcher will have the opportunity to continue the research into the Fall and Spring semesters.
Name of Lab: Yip Lab
Direct Supervisor: Yuxuan Huang
Hours per week: 40 hr/week
Position type: On site
Position is paid
Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
SEAS students only: No