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Dr. Charles de Lannoy

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

Functional surfaces and thin films, polymer nanocomposite materials, active membranes for desalination, water and wastewater treatment, fouling, membranes for gas separation, CO2 capture, nanosorbents
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The de Lannoy lab is broadly focused on the environmental applications and implications of nanomaterials, with expertise in functional membrane development, desalination and water treatment, CO2 capture, polymer-nanocomposites, organic sorbents, and the responsible use of nanomaterials for environmental applications. Please see our projects for greater detail.  


  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Stanford University (2015)
  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University (2014)
  • B.Sc. Physics, McGill University (2007)



  • Carpenter, A. W.; de Lannoy, C. F.; Wiesner, M., Cellulose Nanomaterials in Water Treatment Technologies, Environmental Science & Technology, 2015.
  • Sengur, R.; de Lannoy, C. F.; Turken, T.; Wiesner, M.; Koyuncu, I., Fabrication and Characterization of Hydroxylated and Carboxylated Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube / Polyethersulfone (PES) Nanocomposite Hollow Fiber Membranes, Desalination, 2015, 359, 123-140.
  • de Lannoy, C. F.; Soyer, E.; Wiesner, M., Optimizing Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Polysulfone Ultrafiltration Membranes Through Carboxylic Acid Functionalization. Journal of Membrane Science 2013, 447, 395-402. 
  • de Lannoy, C. F.;  Jassby, D.; Gloe, K.; Gordon, A.; Wiesner, M., Aquatic Biofouling Prevention by Electrically Charged Nanocomposite Polymer Thin Film Membranes, Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 2760-2768, 47 (6)
  • de Lannoy, C. F.; Jassby, D.; Davis, D.; Wiesner, M., A Highly Electrically Conductive Polymer-Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite Membrane. Journal of Membrane Science, 2012415, 718-724.
  • Bennewitz, R.; David, J.; de Lannoy, C. F.; Drevniok, B.; Hubbard-Davis, P.; Miura, T.; Trichtchenko, O., Dynamic strain measurements in a sliding microstructured contact. J Phys-Condens Mat, 2008, 20 (1) 
  • Harroun, T.; Koslowsky, M.; Nieh, M. P.; de Lannoy, C. F.; Raghunathan, V.; Katsaras, J., Comprehensive Examination of Mesophases Formed by DMPC and DHPC Mixtures. Langmuir, 2005, 21 (12).

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