Team 3 will test the performance of technologies in removing PFAS.

Orlando Coronell, PhD | UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Coronell is an Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill. His research focuses on membrane technologies for water purification and energy generation and storage using salinity gradients.


Mei Sun, PhD | UNC-Charlotte

Dr. Sun is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNC Charlotte. Her research focuses on the occurrence and removal of emerging contaminants. She helped reveal the presence of PFASs in drinking water sourced from the Cape Fear River (CFR).


Additional Team Members

Detlef Knappe, PhD | NC State
Frank Leibfarth, PhD | UNC-Chapel Hill
Heather Stapleton, PhD | Duke
Vivek Pulikkal | UNC-Charlotte
Yen-Ling Liu, PhD | UNC-Charlotte
Zachary Hopkins | NC State
Elango Kumarasamy, PhD | UNC-Chapel Hill
Robert Johnson | UNC-Chapel Hill
Kasia Grzebyk | UNC-Chapel Hill
Nicholas Herkert | Duke
Sharon Zhang | Duke
Kate Hoffman, PhD | Duke

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