Dipl.-Chem. S. Rezaei (Sina)

PhD Candidate

About Me

I am currently working creating Dense and highly Stable polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes with a high salt retention and high permeability.  


In today's world, where sustainability is becoming increasingly important, it is crucial to develop materials that can contribute to a more sustainable future. One of the key areas where such advancements are needed is in water treatment, where the provision of clean and safe drinking water is essential for a healthy life.

Membrane technology is a crucial aspect of water treatment, and the development of Dense and highly Stable polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes with high salt retention and high permeability is a significant step in this direction. These membranes offer a sustainable solution for desalination, water purification, and wastewater treatment.

Not only do these membranes offer high salt retention and high permeability, but they are also durable and stable, making them a long-term solution for water treatment. With the ever-increasing demand for water treatment solutions, the development of such membranes is critical for a sustainable future.

By providing clean water, these membranes have the potential to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide, particularly in developing countries, where access to clean water is still a significant issue. The development of such innovative solutions inspires us to think beyond conventional methods and develop sustainable technologies that can contribute to a better world.


Cao, Y., Farahmand, M. , Rezaei, S., Fosshat, S., Pourmomen Arabi, L., & Liu, P. (2022). Potential of aluminum nitride nanocone as a chemical sensor for anticancer drug detection. Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 1207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comptc.2021.113537
Khezri, B., Maskanati, M., Ghanemnia, N., Shabani Gokeh, M. , Rezaei, S., & Chang, L. (2021). Efficient detection of thioguanine drug using boron nitride nanocage: DFT outlook of solvent effect and AIM analysis. Inorganic chemistry communications, 134, [109015]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2021.109015

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Brackish water, a mix of freshwater and seawater, is a valuable but challenging source of drinking water due to its high salt content. Existing membrane technologies face limitations in simultaneously achieving high salt retention and water permeability. This project aims to overcome these challenges by creating dense and stable polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) membranes that exhibit exceptional salt rejection while maintaining excellent water permeability. The resulting membranes could significantly enhance the efficiency and sustainability of brackish water treatment processes, making clean drinking water more accessible and affordable and promoting the sustainable use of this valuable water resource.

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Meander (building no. 27)
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Meander
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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