co-chair NAMS 2022 at the beautiful Tempe Mission Palms from May 14 - 18, 2022



May 18-21, 2020

A big THANK YOU to my NAMS 2020 co-chair Dr. Manish Kumar at Texas for taking the mental load of moving NAMS 2020 online as a result of the pandemic. I look forward to a reboot in person in 2022!


October, 2019

Congrats to Ph.D. student Elisabeth Thomas on earning a NASA Space Technologies Research Fellowship to support her Ph.D. studies

August, 2019

Welcome Ph.D. student Yusi Li to the lab!

August, 2019

Welcome Dr. Lind's 4th child to the world!

July 11, 2019

Congrats to Dr.^2 Stewart Mann on a successful Ph.D. defense!


August 20, 2018

Ph.D. student Elisabeth Thomas joins the Lindlab! Welcome!

August 20, 2018

Dr. Lind and Dr. Manish Kumar greatly enjoyed co-chairing the 2018 GRC: Membranes Materials and Processes and thank all of the attendees, speakers, and session chairs for their active participation! We also thank the community for the opportunity to co-chair! We look forward to co-chairing NAMS 2020 in greater Phoenix, AZ!

Aug 16,2018

Lindlab members at the 2018 GRC! (L-R, Dr. Tianmiao Lai, Pinar Cay Durgun, Dr. Lind, Stewart Mann, Elisabeth Thomas)

April 20, 2018

Congratulations to Yangbo Huang on acceptance of his paper "Phenol removal from water by polyamide and AgCl mineralized thin film composite forward osmosis membranes" for publication in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research!!

March 30, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Lind on award of a New Investigator Grant (NIA) from the Arizona Department of Health Services!!

January 13, 2018

Congratulations to Pinar Cay Durgun on her paper "Nanoporous materials in polymeric membranes for desalination" being accepted for publication in Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering!!


December 19, 2017

Congratulations to Pinar Cay Durgun on winning a ASU Graduate College Graduate Completion Fellowship as she finishes her Ph.D. work!!

November 15, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Huidan Yin on successfully defending her Ph.D!! We will miss you!

September 27, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Lind for being named to the Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2017 Class of Influential Researchers!!

July 29-August 4, 2017

Ph.D. Candidate Pinar Cay Durgun and Dr. Lind attend the ICOM conference and present a talk!

July 18, 2017

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Huidan Yin on acceptance of her paper "Effect of ZIF-71 particle size on free-standing ZIF-71/PDMS composite membrane performances for ethanol and 1-butanol removal from water through pervaporation" in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research!

February 9, 2017

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Huidan Yin on acceptance of her paper "Free-standing ZIF-71/PDMS nanocomposite membranes for the recovery of ethanol and 1-butanol from water through pervaporation" in the Journal of Membrane Science!

January 11, 2017

Dr. Lind delivers her 3rd child! Welcome to the world, little man!

January 4, 2017

Congratulations to former visiting Ph.D. student Haiyang Jin on acceptance of his paper "Synthesis of AgCl mineralized thin film composite polyamide membranes to enhance performance and antifouling properties in forward osmosis" in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research!


December 14, 2016

Congratulations to Pinar Cay Durgun on passing her comprehensive exam and becoming a candidate for the Ph.D.!

December 13, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Afsaneh Khosravi on graduating! Best of luck in your new job!

October 27, 2016

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Pinar Cay Durgun on her just accepted publication to Desalination entitled "Evaluation of thin film nanocomposite reverse osmosis membranes for long term brackish water desalination performance!"

September 30, 2016

Congratulations to newly minted Dr. Afsaneh Khosravi on passing her thesis defense! We will miss you, Afsaneh, and wish you the best!

September 11-16, 2016

Ph.D. Student Pinar Cay Durgun presents a poster at the Advanced Membrane Technology VII meeting in Cork, Ireland!

July, 2016

Dr. Lind is PI of a newly awarded United States Bureau of Reclamation Desalination and Water Purification Research Program project on recovery of water from inland brackish water desalination concentration with co-PIs Dr. Matthew Green and Dr. Shane Walker!

July 30 - August 5, 2016

Dr. Lind is co-vice chair of Gordon Research Conference "Membranes: Materials & Processes" and PhD candidate Afsaneh Khosravi presents posters at the GRS and GRC!

May 21-25 2016

Dr. Lind, Pinar Cay Durgun, and Afsaneh Khosravi attend the 2016 NAMS meeting in Bellevue, WA. Pinar won an Elias Klein Travel Supplement, and both Pinar and Afsaneh presented talks!

May 9, 2016

Dr. Tianmiao Lai's Paper "Hydrogen permeability and mechanical properties of NiNb-M(M=Sn,Ti and Zr) amorphous metallic membranes" is accepted for publication in the Journal of Alloys and Compounds

May 6, 2016

Ph.D candidate Afsaneh Khosravi's paper "Coarsening and Spinodal Decomposition of Zolite LTA Precursor Gels Aged at Low Temperatures" is accepted for publication in Crystal Growth & Design! Congrats Afsaneh and co-authors!

May 6, 2016

Dr. Lind is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure effective for the 2016-2017 Academic Year!


December 15, 2015

Dr. Tianmiao Lai graduates with her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Congrats Tianmiao!

August 10, 2015

Dr. Lind is co-Thrust 2 leader on the new Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Engineering Research Center!

January 24, 2015

Dr. Lind welcomes her second child to the world!


December 4, 2014

Ph.D. student Afsaneh Khosravi passes her comprehensive exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate! Congrats, Afsaneh!

November 7, 2014

Ph.D. student Heather Jamieson passes her comprehensive exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate! Congrats, Heather!

November 1, 2014

Ph.D. candidate Tianmaio Lai's paper "Heat treatment driven surface segregation in Pd77Ag23 membranes and the effect on hydrogen permeability" is accepted for publication in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy! Congrats, Tianmaio!

October 27, 2014

Ph.D. student Afsaneh Khosravi's paper "Latex barrier thin film formation on porous substrates" is accepted for publication in Langmuir! Congrats, Afsaneh!

September 6, 2014

Ph.D. student Heather Jamieson's paper "Impact of acids on the structure and composition of Linde Type A zeolites for use in reverse osmosis membranes for recovery of urine-containing wastewaters" is accepted for publication in Microporous & Mesoporous Materials! Congrats, Heather!

August 10-14, 2014

Ph.D. students Heather Jamieson and Afsaneh Khosravi present talks at the 248th American Chemical Society Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

July 20-25, 2014

Ph.D. students Tianmiao Lai and Huidan Yin present talks at the10th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes in Suzhou, China.

July 15, 2014

Ph.D student Pinar Cay-Durgun & M.S. graduate Shawn Fink's paper Analysis of the water permeability of Linde Type A zeolites in reverse osmosis is accepted for publication at Separation Science and Technology! Congrats Pinar & Shawn!

July 6-11, 2014

The LindLab attends the the Gordon Research Conference on Membranes: Materials & Processes in New London, NH! Heather Jamieson and Afsaneh Khosravi present posters. Dr. Lind and Dr. Manish Kumar of Penn State are elected co-chairs of the 2018 GRC!!

May 30-June 4, 2014

The LindLab attends the NAMS annual meeting in Houston, TX! Heather Jamieson and Tianmiao Lai present talks. Pinar Cay, Heather Jamieson, Afsaneh Khosravi and Tianmiao Lai present posters. Dr. Lind chairs the poster session and poster awards and attends the Board of Directors meeting.

May 8-9, 2014

Pinar Cay and Heather Jamieson present talks at the the AZ Water 87th Annual Conference in Glendale, AZ.

March 12, 2014

Pinar Cay presents a talk at the 2014 AWWA/AMTA conference in Las Vegas, NV.

January 26, 2014

Dr. Lind is re-elected to the NAMS Board of Directors!

January 14, 2014

PhD student Heather Jamieson presents a talk at the NASA Brine Water Recovery Technical Interchange Meeting in Houston, TX


November 12, 2013

Aditi Saraf's paper is accepted for publication in Desalination!

November 6, 2013

PhD student Heather Jamieson presents a talk at the Annual AIChE meeting in San Francisco!

October 26, 2013

Dr. Lind welcomes her first child to the world!

June 9-12, 2013

Dr. Lind and PhD candidate Tianmiao Lai attend the North American Membrane Society Annual Conference in Boise, ID . Dr. Lind attends the annual NAMS Board of Directors meeting and chairs the Poster Session and student poster competition. Tianmiao presents a poster on her research.

May 9, 2013

Congrats to graduate students Shawn Fink and Aditi Saraf on earning your M.S. in Chemical Engineering and undergraduate researchers Kaitlin Johnson, John Konecny, and Aaron Waller on graduating with your B.S.'s in Chemical Engineering! We will miss you! Good luck in grad school and at your jobs!

May 3, 2013

PhD student Heather Jamieson is selected as a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow!!! Congrats Heather on this outstanding accomplishment!

May 3, 2013

Dr. Lind presents a talk at the 83rd Annual AZ Water Conference.

April 8, 2013

Dr. Lind presents a talk at the 1st International Conference on Desalination Using Membrane Technology in Sitges, Spain.

March 18, 2013

Congrats to Amit Yadav on acceptance of his paper "Nanocomposite silicalite-1/Polydimethylsiloxane membranes for pervaporation of ethanol from dilute aqueous solutions" to Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research!!

February 26, 2013

Dr. Lind presents an invited paper and Kaitlin Johnson presents a poster at the ACS Advances in Materials and Processes for Polymeric Mediated Water Purification meeting in Pacific Grove, CA.

February 23, 2013

Congrats to Materials Science graduate student Tianmiao Lai for passing her comprehensive exam and advancing to candidacy for the Ph.D.!!

January 4, 2013

Dr. Lind is awarded a NSF CAREER grant for her research on nanocomposite membranes!!


November 28-30, 2012

Dr. Lind presents a poster at NASA Technology Days

November 21, 2012

Congrats to Aditi Saraf for successfully defending her master's thesis!

November 16, 2012

Chelsea, John, Mike, and Winnie all present their research at the FURI Symposium! Nice job!

October 31, 2012

Dr. Lind co-chairs "Membranes for Water Treatment I & II" at the AIChE annual meeting in Pittsburgh, PA

August 14, 2012

Undergraduate researcher Winnie Lau wins a ASU Foundation President’s Club Scholarship. Congrats!

August 2, 2012

Dr. Lind's sister's boat (the W8+) successfully defends their Beijing Gold medal in London. Congrats Caroline, we are so proud of you!!

June 28, 2012

Dr. Lind presents a paper at IUPAC World Polymer Congress at Virginia Tech

June 22, 2012

Dr. Lind's younger sister, Caroline Lind, has earned a spot on her 2nd consecutive Olympic Team as a member of the USA Women's 8+ rowing boat! Cheer for Caroline in London this summer!

June 9-13, 2012

Dr. Lind attends NAMS in New Orleans, presents a paper; she also co-chaired the poster session, and the Pressure Retarded Osmosis and Forward Osmosis Sessions I & II

June 8, 2012

Dr. Lind is awarded an American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Grant! This will continue to support Tianmiao's research on amorphous metallic membranes for hydrogen separations!

June 4, 2012

Congratulations to Amit Yadav for successfully defending his Master's thesis!

May 9, 2012

Undergraduate researchers Chelsea Howard, Kaitlin Johnson, John Konecny, Winnie Lau, and Michael Rozowski are selected to participate in FURI to support their research! Congratulations!

April 24, 2012

Dr. Lind, Dr. David R. Nielsen, Dr. Jerry Y.S. Lin and Dr. Bruce Rittmann are awarded funding to purchase a cross-flow pervaporation system through the Fulton Schools of Engineering Infrastructure competition. The system will be housed in the LindLab in ECE 106 and is available to members of the ASU research community.

April 20, 2012

High School Students Jessica Liu and Joyce Yang, who volunteer in the LindLab through the SCENE program WIN multiple awards at the AZSEF !!!
2nd place in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize
1st Place in Society for Technical Communication
and an Association for Women In Science award

March 28, 2012

Ph.D. student Shawn Fink is awarded a GK-12 fellowship!!

March 13, 2012

Dr. Lind is elected to the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Board of Directors!

February 23, 2012

Kaitlin Johnson presents at the NASA SpaceGrant Poster Session

January 10, 2012

Dr. Lind gives an invited talk at the ECI: Water Treatment & Reuse III Conference


November 18, 2011

John Konecny and Sanbir Kaler present posters at the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative Poster Session.

Aug 2, 2011

The new lab in E-Wing is open!

copyright 2018 Mary Laura Lind and Arizona State University

Contact Info

Dr. Mary Laura Lind, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
P.O. Box 876106
Tempe, AZ 85287-6106

mllind at

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Arizona State University
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office: Engineering Research Center 261
480.727.8613 (office)
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