Sara Eghtessadi

Student NameSara Eghtessadi
Faculty Mentor NameAndreia Fonseca de Faria, PhD
CollegeHerbert Wertheim College of Engineering
MajorEnvironmental Engineering Sciences
Research InterestsMembrane Technologies, Wastewater Treatment, Forward Osmosis, Sustainable Cellulose
Academic AwardsNSF REU Scholar 2018, University Scholars Program 2020
OrganizationsUF Engineering Ambassadors, Theta Tau Professional Engineering Organization
Hobbies and InterestsHammocking, running, hiking/camping, cooking, and paddle boarding

Research Project

Review of Cellulose-based membranes and membranes functionalized with cellulosic nano-materials

A thorough literature review will be performed on both cellulose based membranes and membranes modified with cellulose nano-materials. It will be explored if this is both a sustainable and effective alternative for water recovery during wastewater treatment processes. There will be an investigation of source materials, processing, applications, etc