Development of Energy-Water Systems in Decentralized Contexts

Global work in India, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Navajo Nation, and Minneapolis.
Collaboration with partners in India
Field work with Convection-Enhanced Evaporation System in India
Collaboration with Navajo Nation
Lab group poster show with overview of lab projects
ASN Kidney Week 2022 Poster
Lab group photo from Mustafa's PhD defense celebration
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Welcome to the Wright Lab

The Wright Lab utilizes modeling and experimental approaches in tackling active research areas surrounding water treatment, with a focus on implementation of technologies in low- and middle-income communities. Current work includes solar-powered desalination processes, in-situ synthesis of peritoneal dialysis fluid, and gas extraction for organic wastewater treatment. 

News & Events

  • October 2022: Mustafa Kaddoura successfully defended his PhD thesis, titled "Convection-Enhanced Evaporation: Modeling and Optimal Control for Modular Cost-Effective Brine Management," on October 20. Congratulations Dr. Kaddoura!
  • October 2022: Graduate student Ian Song successfully passed his PhD Preliminary Exam. Congrats Ian!
  • May 2022: Ben Szot successfully defended his M.S. thesis, titled "Using Low-cost Sensors to Verify a Fully Mixed Peritoneal Dialysis Solution for On-site Production in Low- and Middle-Income Countries," on May 24. Congratulations Ben!

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