Jeffrey McCutcheon

mccutcheon_jeffrey2012_profileJeffrey McCutcheon
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Ph.D., Yale University (2007)

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3222
Storrs, CT 06269-3222
Office: UTEB-286
Phone: (860) 486-4601
Webcast: Jeff McCutcheon on Membrane Technology and Water Purification: youtube

Research Interests

  • Membrane separations
  • Reverse osmosis
  • Forward osmosis
  • Nanofiltration
  • Membrane fabrication and characterization

Awards & Honors

2019 Global Water Summit Technology Idol Winner
2018 Al Geib Professorship in Environmental Engineering Research and Education
2013 Named a DuPont Young Professor
2011 Solvay Advanced Polymers Young Faculty Award
2011 Environmental Protection Agency Early Career Award
2011 3M Untenured Faculty Award

Recent Publications

Ambrosi, A, Motke, M.B., Souza-Silva, E.A., Zini, C.A., McCutcheon, J.R., Sergio, N., Cardozo, M., Tessaro, I.C., “Beer dealcoholization by forward osmosis diafiltration”, Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies2020, 10237.

Ren, J., Chowdhury, M.R., Xia, L., Bollas, G.M., McCutcheon, J.R., “A computational fluid dynamics model to predict performance of hollow fiber membrane modules in forward osmosis”, 2020Journal of Membrane Science 603, 117973.

Xia, L., McCutcheon, J.R., Understanding the influence of solvents on the intrinsic properties and performance of polyamide think film composite membranes, Separation and Purification Technology 238, 2020, 116398.

Waisi, B.I., Arena, J.T., Benes, N.E., Nijmeijer, A., McCutcheon, J.R., “Activated carbon nanofiber nonwoven for removal of emulsified oil from water”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 296, 2020, 109966

Firouzjaei, M.D., McCutcheon, J.R., et. al. “Recent advances in functionalized polymer membranes for biofouling control and mitigation in forward osmosis”, Journal of Membrane Science2020, 117604, 

Waisi, B.I., Al-Jubouri, S., McCutcheon, J.R., “Fabrication and Characterization of Silica Nanoparticle Carbon Nanofiber Composite”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 58, 2019, 4462-4467.

Waisi, B.I., Manickam, SS., Benes, N.E., Nijmeijer, A., McCutcheon, J.R., Activated Carbon Nanofiber Nonwovens:  Improving Strength and Surface Area by Tuning Fabrication Procedure”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 58, 2019, 4084-4089.

Xia, L., Ren, J., McCutcheon, J.R. “Braid-reinforced thin film composite hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes”, Journal of Membrane Science 585, 2019, 109-114.

Al-Fraiji, M., Arena, J.T., Ren, J., Benes, N., Nijmeijer, A., McCutcheon, J.R., “Triple-Layer Nanofiber Membranes for Treating High Salinity Brines Using Direct Contact Membrane Distillation”, Membranes 9, 2019, 60.

Xu, Z., Fan, Y., Wang, T., Huang, Y., Dehkordy, F.M., Dai, Z., Xia, L., Dong, Q., Bagtzoglo, A., McCutcheon, J.R., Lei, Y., Li, B., “Towards high resolution monitoring of water flow velocity using flat flexible thin mm-sized resistance-typed sensor film (MRSF)” Water Research X 4, 2019, 100028.

McCutcheon, J.R., “Avoiding the Hype in Developing Commercially Viable Desalination Technologies”, Joule 3, 2019, 1-4.

Ma, C. , Huang, J., Wang, Y., Wang, L., Zhang, H., Ran, Z., McCutcheon, J.R., “Membrane fouling control by Ca2+ during coagulation–ultrafiltration process for algal-rich water treatment”, Environmental Geochemistry and Health2019, 1-10.

Islam, M.S., Sultana, S., McCutcheon, J.R., Rahaman, M.S., “Treatment of fracking wastewaters via forward osmosis: Evaluation of suitable organic draw solutions”, Desalination 452, 2019, 149-158.

Al-Furaiji, M., Benes, N., Nijmeijer, A., McCutcheon, J.R. “Use of a Forward Osmosis–Membrane Distillation Integrated Process in the Treatment of High-Salinity Oily Wastewater”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 58, 2018, 956.

Chowdhury, M.R., Steffes, J., Huey, B.D., McCutcheon, J.R.”3D printed polyamide membranes for desalination”, Science 361, 2018, 686.

Xia, L., Ren, J., Weyd, M., McCutcheon, J.R., “Ceramic-supported thin film composite membrane for organic solvent nanofiltration”, Journal of Membrane Science 563, 2018, 857-863.

Xia, L., Arena, J.T., Reimund, K.K., Holland, A., Wilson, A.D., McCutcheon, J.R., “A trimethylamine–carbon dioxide draw solution for osmotic engines”, AIChE Journal 64, 2018, 3369-3375. 

Ren, J., McCutcheon, J.R.,  “A new commercial biomimetic hollow fiber membrane for forward osmosis”, Desalination 442, 2018, 44-50.

McGinnis, R.L., Reimund, K.K., Ren, J., Xia, L., Chowdhury, M.R., Sun, X, Abril, M., Moon, J.D., Merrick, M.M., Park, J., Stevens, K.A., McCutcheon, J.R., Freeman, B.D., “Large scale polymeric carbon nanotube membranes with sub-1.27 nm pores”, Science Advances 4, 2018, e1700938.

Ambrosi, A., Al-Furaiji, M., McCutcheon, J.R., Cardozo, N.S.M., Tessaro, I.C., “Transport of Components in the Separation of Ethanol from Aqueous Dilute Solutions by Forward Osmosis”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 57, 2018, 2967-2975.

Chowdhury, M.R., McCutcheon, J.R., “Elucidating the impact of temperature gradients across membranes during forward osmosis: Coupling heat and mass transfer models for better prediction of real osmotic systems”, Journal of Membrane Science 553, 2018, 189-199.