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David Warsinger

David Warsinger

Visiting Professor

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.Eng., Cornell University
  • B.S., Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Desalination & Water Treatment
  • Water-Food-Energy Nexus
  • Thermofluids
  • Nanotechnology
  • Membrane Science

Awards and Recognitions

  • The 2015 MIT Outstanding UROP Graduate Mentor
  • Universities Council on Water Resources Outstanding Dissertation Award in Science and Engineering (national), 2015
  • MIT&MICP Innovation Program (MMIP) (3 grants, $400k total), 2015
  • Cornell M.Eng. Outstanding Achievement Award (highest GPA), 2010
  • Agricultural Innovation Grand Prize, 2014 ($100,000, national startup pitch competition, Madison, WI)
  • 2016 IDW Best Oral Presentation Award (International Desalination Workshop, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Ten Select Publications

J. Swaminathan, H. W. Chung, D. M. Warsinger, and J. H. Lienhard V, "Energy efficiency of membrane distillation up to high salinity: evaluating critical system size and optimal membrane thickness," Applied Energy, vol. 211, pp. 715-734, 2018. (doi link)

M. Rezaei, D. M. Warsinger, J. H. Lienhard V, W. M. Samhaber, Wetting prevention in membrane distillation through superhydrophobicity and recharging an air layer on the membrane surface," Journal of Membrane Science, vol.530, pp.42-52, 2017. (doi link) (preprint)

D. M. Warsinger, A. Servi, G. B. Connors, M. O. Mavukkandy, H. A. Arafat, K. Gleason, and J. H. Lienhard, "Reversing membrane wetting in membrane distillation: comparing dryout to backwashing with pressurized air," Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, vol. 3, pp. 930-939, 2017. (doi link)

Y. Roy, D. M. Warsinger, and J. H. Lienhard V, "Effect of temperature on ion transport in nanofiltration membranes: Diffusion, convection and electromigration," Desalination, vol.420, pp.241 - 257, 2017. (doi link) (preprint)

D. M. Warsinger, J. Swaminathan, E. Tow, and J. H. Lienhard V, "Theoretical framework for predicting inorganic fouling in membrane distillation and experimental validation with calcium sulfate ," Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 528, pp. 381-390, 2017. (doi link) (preprint)

A. Servi, E. Guillen-Burrieza, D. M. Warsinger, W. Livernois, K. Notarangelo, J. Kharraz, J. H. Lienhard V, H. A. Arafat, K. K. Gleason, "The effects of iCVD film thickness and conformality on the permeability and wetting of MD membranes," Journal of Membrane Science, vol.523, pp.470-479, 2016. (doi link) (preprint)

D. M. Warsinger, E. W. Tow, K. Nayar, and J. H. Lienhard V, "Energy efficiency of batch and semi-batch (CCRO) reverse osmosis desalination," Water Research, vol. 106, pp. 272-282, 2016. (doi link) (preprint)

J. Swaminathan, H. W. Chung, D. M. Warsinger, and J. H. Lienhard V, "Membrane distillation model based on heat exchanger theory and module comparison," Applied Energy, vol. 184, pp. 491-505, 2016. (doi link) (">preprint)

J. Swaminathan, H. W. Chung, D. M. Warsinger, F. Al-Marzooqi, H. Arafat, and J. H. Lienhard V, "Energy efficiency of permeate gap and novel conductive gap membrane distillation," Journal of Membrane Science, vol 502, pp. 171-178, 2016. (doi link) (preprint)

D. M. Warsinger, A. Servi, S. Van Belleghem, J. Gonzalez, J. Swaminathan, J. Kharraz, H. W. Chung, H. A. Arafat, K. K. Gleason, J. Lienhard V, "Combining air recharging and membrane superhydrophobicity for fouling prevention in membrane distillation," Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 505, pp. 241-252, 2016. (doi link) (preprint)