Lab Members


Dr. Devin Shaffer

Principal Investigator

Dr. Shaffer is an assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston.

Dr. Rahul Shevate

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Shevate is a post-doctoral fellow with expertise in fabricating and characterizing polymeric materials, including isoporous membranes from block copolymers.  Dr. Shevate earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and his MS and BS degrees from University of Pune.

Dana Reed

PhD Student

Dana Reed is studying the performance of new materials for membrane desalination. She is also developing an integrated water resources management tool for the local watershed. Dana earned her Master of Science degree from the University of Houston and her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Baylor University.


Former Lab Members

Eleanor Grosvenor

Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2019

Christ Niamike

MS Environmental Engineering, 2018