Capacitive deionization for water purification

Capacitive deionization for water purification
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Prof. Juan Santiago - Mechanical Engineering - Stanford University
Abstract / Description: 

"Review of some of our work on fundamental thermodynamics of electrosorption and reduced-order models for CDI. In particular, we discuss closed-form analytical models which identify self-similarities and resonance in CDI cells. We validate and evaluate all of our models with experiments."


Juan G. Santiago received PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. His research includes the development of microsystems for on-chip chemical and biochemical analysis, methods for DNA quantification and hybridization, and electric-field based deionization methods. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He serves and has served as an editor of several journals and co-founded several companies in microfluidics. His work is cited over 1400 times per year (Google Scholar h index of 71). 30 of his ex-students and ex-postdocs have continued in microfluidics research including 19 professors at major universities, seven in corporate labs, and four in microfluidic startup companies. He has authored and co-authored over 190 archival publications and is a named inventor on 52 patents, 26 of which are currently licensed. (Bio from Prof. Santiago's website)