Conferences and Presentations

January 19, 2012: Huth et. al., oral presentation at the 22nd Annual Produced Water Society Conference, Houston, TX, Treatment and Reuse of Coalbed Methane Produced Water Using Pervaporation Irrigation

September 1, 2011: Birgen, L. and Brant, J.A., oral presentation at the Fall 2011 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Denver, CO, Synthesis And Evaluation Of Magnetic Nano-Adsorbents For Selectively Removing Metals Of Value From Reverse Osmosis Reject Streams

September 18 to 21, 2011: Dorr, B. and Brant, J.A., oral presentation at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA 2011 Joint Annual Conference, Loveland, CO, Performance Evaluation of the NanoCeram-PTM Series Filter for Removing Nanoparticle Foulants from Microfiltration Filtrate: Quantifying Improvements to MF Process Efficiency

September 11-14, 2011: Dorr, B. and Brant, J.A., oral presentation at the 24th Annual WateReuse Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, Removal Of Nanoparticle Foulants From Mf Filtrate Using Electropositive Filter Cartridges: Assessment of Improvements In Process Performance


Ongoing Events


I am looking for a Ph.D. student interested in performing research in membrane processes (e.g., desalination, water reuse) with specific emphasis in the following areas: oil/gas produced water desalination, membrane development, membrane-solute interfacial modeling, and green energy integration into reverse osmosis (RO) processes. Research positions will involve working in a wet lab, designing bench and pilot-scale tests, using and interpreting advanced analytical results (SEM, AFM, TEM, FTIR), and model development so experience in these areas will be helpful but is not required. I am specifically interested in candidates with experience in developing/using mathematical models for describing surface interactions. Experience and comfort with managing other graduate students is highly desirable.

The appointment includes tuition, stipend, and health benefits. Applicants should have a strong academic record and excellent English communication skills. Highly motivated candidates with a BS or MS in materials science, civil, environmental, or chemical engineering, or closely related discipline are encouraged to apply.

Please send your CV with the names and contact information of two academic references to Dr. Jonathan Brant by email at Additional information on the University of Wyoming may be found at



Jonathan A. Brant, Ph.D. | University of Wyoming | Phone: (307) 766-5446 | Fax: (307) 766-2221
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