Devin Shaffer studies the structure and transport properties of water treatment membranes as part of the Polymer Membranes and Transport Media Project. The goal of his research is improving the selectivity of thin-film composite desalination membranes through better understanding of how the structure and characteristics of the membrane selective and support layers affect the membrane performance. Devin's research in membrane materials is informed by his previous experience as a professional engineer designing water and wastewater treatment systems.
National Research Council (NRC)-NIST Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2016-2017)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Research Fellowship (2012-2015)