EPP Faculty :: Meagan Mauter
Department of Chemical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy
Innovation at the water-energy interface, with an emphasis on integrated utilities for energy efficiency, corporate environmental behavior, and advanced water treatment processes.
- Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2011
- Ph.D. at Yale University, 2011
- B.A.; B.S.; M.E.E. Rice University, 2006
- Carnegie Mellon 2012-
The WE3 group works to promote resource efficiency in water and energy systems by addressing technical and policy barriers to implementing utility-scale efficiency innovations. This research vision builds upon Prof. Mauter’s background in both fundamental (membrane science, inorganic nanoscience, and ordered soft materials) and applied (life-cycle analysis, innovation assessment, and public policy) research. Prof. Mauter’s current work in EPP integrates geospatial, economic, and regulatory policy modeling to identify systemic barriers to the implementation of forward osmosis (FO) processes.
- Mauter, M.S., Elimelech, M., and Osuji, C. “Stable Sequestration of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Nanometer-Scale Aqueous Channels,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134 (9), pp 3950–3953.
- Eckelman, MJ, Mauter, M.S., Isaacs, JA; Elimelech, M. “Exploring the Other Side of CNT Ecotoxicity: Impacts from Production,” Environmental Science & Technology, 46 (5), pp 2902–2910.
- Mauter, M.S., Wang, Y., Okemgbo, K., Kaetochi, Giannelis, E., Osuji, C., and Elimelech, M. “Antifouling Ultrafiltration Membranes via Post-Fabrication Grafting of Biocidal Nanomaterials,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 3 (8), pp 2861–2868.
- Mauter, M.S., Elimelech, M., and Osuji, C. “Nanocomposites of Vertically Aligned SWNTs by Magnetic Alignment and Polymerization of a Lyotropic Precursor,” ACS Nano, 4 (11), pp 6651–6658.
- Mauter, M.S. “Environmental Life-Cycle Assessment of Disposable Bioreactors in the Biopharmaceutical Industry,” Bioprocess International, 7 (4), pp. 18-29.
- Kang, S., Mauter, M.S., and Elimelech, M. “Microbial Cytotoxicity of Carbon-based Nanotechnologies: Implications for River Water and Wastewater,” Environmental Science & Technology, 43 (7), 2648-2653.
- Mauter, M.S., and Elimelech, M. “Environmental Applications of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials,” Environmental Science & Technology, 42 (16), 5843-5859.
- Kang, S., Mauter, M.S., and Elimelech, M. “Physicochemical Determinants of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Bacterial Cytotoxicity,” Environmental Science & Technology, 42 (19), 7528-7534.