According to the World Health Organization, 800 million people across the world lack safe drinking water and 95% of them are in developing countries. Desalination is one of the most promising solutions to the water crisis in developing countries. In the first part of the talk, I will show you my previous work in Tanzania on water purification. I investigated the feasibility of membrane filtration, adsorption, and photocatalysis in treating drinking water and wastewater. Target contaminants include fluoride, natural organic matter, emerging contaminants, and organic dyes.
In the second part of the talk, I will share my experience of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Research Fellowship application, and some advice for PhD students and post-docs aiming for an academic career.
Dr Junjie Shen is a Research Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering within the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath and is researching sustainable water treatment technologies.