Research Interests

My primary research interests are in membrane separation process and membrane fouling mechanism. My current research mainly focuses on preparing and modifying ceramic membrane to improve its performance in terms of membrane rejection rate and anti-fouling ability, and investigating membrane fouling mechanism in the treatment of wastewater.



Selected Publications

  • Ceramic Membrane Fouling during Ultrafiltration of Oil/Water Emulsions: Roles Played by Stabilization Surfactants o...
    Dongwei Lu, Tao Zhang and Jun Ma
    nvironmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49(7):4235-4244., (2015)
  • Influence of surface properties of filtration- layer metal oxide on ceramic membrane fouling during ultrafiltration...
    Dongwei Lu, Jun Ma and Jean-Philippe Croué
    Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50(9): 4668-4674. , (2016)
  • Treatment and energy utilization of oily water via integrated ultrafiltration-forward osmosis–membrane distillation...
    Dongwei Lu, Jun Ma et al.
    Journal of Membrane Science, 2018, 548: 275-287., (2018)
  • Hydrophilic Fe2O3 dynamic membrane mitigating fouling of support ceramic membrane in ultrafiltration of oil/water e...
    Dongwei Lu, Jun Ma et al.
    Separation and Purification Technology, 2016, 165: 1-9., (2016)
  • Highly efficient nitrogen removal of a coldness-resistant and low nutrient needed bacterium, Janthinobacterium sp. ...
    Mo Yang, Dongwei Lu et al.
    Bioresource Technology, 2018; 256 366373, (2018)
  • Influence of acidic strength on the catalytic activity of Brønsted acidic ionic liquids on synthesizing cyclic carb...
    L. Xiao, D. Lu et al
    Journal of Cleaner Production, 2014, 67: 285-290, (2014)
  • Brønsted Acidic Ionic Liquids Mediated Metallic Salts Catalytic System for the Chemical Fixation of Carbon Dioxide ...
    L. Xiao, D. Lu, W. Wu
    Catal Lett . 2011, 141(12): 1838-1844. , (2011)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Municipal Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Heilongjiang, China, 2016

Professional Profile

  • ​April 2018-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Lecturer, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2016-2018

KAUST Affiliations