Presentations


Invited presentations

Invited keynote presentations

Coronell, O. Comparison of water and salt transport properties in ion exchange and desalination membranes. Keynote talk in the session “Novel Polymeric Materials & Polymer-Based Processes for Energy-Efficient Treatment of Water & Resource Recovery”, 258th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, California, August 25-29, 2019.

Coronell, O. Water-filled voids account for a significant volume fraction of the polyamide active layers of thin-film composite membranes and affect their water and solute transport properties.  Keynote talk in the session “Membrane Technology for Water-Energy Sustainability”, 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, California, March 10-17, 2016.

Other invited presentations

= advisee presented on behalf of Dr. Coronell
¥= collaborator presented as a representative of team (co)led by Dr. Coronell

Coronell, O. Concentration dependence of ion exchange membrane permselectivity: Modelling and experimental validation (oral). Presented at the 2021 American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 7-11, 2021.

Coronell, O.; Knappe, D.; Leibfarth, F.; Stapleton, H. Removal of PFAS from drinking water by reverse osmosis membranes, residential filters, and a novel resin. Presented at 12th Annual Environmental Health Summit PFAS: Integrating Science and Solutions in North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, October 23, 2019.

Coronell, O.; Mei, S.; Knappe, D.; Leibfarth, F.; Stapleton, H. Removal of PFAS from drinking water sources. Presented at the PFAST Network Science Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC, August 9, 2019.

Stapleton, H.¥; Coronell, O.; Mei, S.; Knappe, D.; Leibfarth, F. What can we do to remove PFAS from our drinking water sources? Presented at the Emerging PFAS Contaminants in the Cape Fear Region: University Collaborations on Environmental, Drinking Water and Health Effects, Wilmington, NC, May 31, 2019.

Sun, M.¥; Coronell, O.; Knappe, D.; Leibfarth, F.; Stapleton, H. What can we do to remove PFAS from our drinking water sources? Presented at the Duke University Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Program 2018 Symposium ̶ Emerging Contaminants in the Ambient Environment: Perspectives to Guide North Carolina’s PFAS Monitoring Network, Durham, NC, September 28, 2018.

Coronell, O. Advancing the understanding of ion exchange membranes properties. Presented at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) – Membranes: Materials and Processes, New London, New Hampshire, August 14, 2018.

Coronell, O. Membranes for clean water and clean energy applications. Presented at RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, April 16, 2018.

Coronell, O.; Kingsbury, R.S. Osmotic ballasts make energy extraction from saltwater more efficient. Presented at the UNC Innovation Showcase, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, April 26, 2017.

Coronell, O. Advancing the understanding of the structure-performance relationships of reverse osmosis membranes. Presented at the Chemical Engineering Seminar Series, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 19, 2017.

Coronell, O. Using membrane characterization to further the understanding of fundamental and applied aspects of polyamide RO/NF membranes. Presented at Dow Filmtec Corporation, Minneapolis, MN, March 22, 2016.

Coronell, O. Polyamide Thin-Film Composite Membranes: Opportunities to Optimize a Seemingly Irreplaceable Technology for Water Desalination and Reuse Applications. Presented at the Environmental Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series, Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 30, 2015.

Coronell, O. Chlorine Uptake by Polyamide Active Layers of Reverse Osmosis Membranes upon Exposure to Free Chlorine: Volume-Averaged versus Surface Results. Presented at the Environmental Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, November 22, 2013.

Coronell, O. Overview of Research on Membrane Processes for Water Treatment at UNC-Chapel Hill. Presented at the Water Resources Research Institute of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, August 28, 2013.

Coronell, O.; Gorzalski, A.S. Foulants and Cleaning Strategies for Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis Membranes Treating Groundwaters of Coastal North Carolina. Presented at the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA), Wilmington, North Carolina, April 25, 2013.

Coronell, O. Application of Rutherford backscattering spectrometry and quartz crystal microbalance measurements to study the relationship between charge density in membranes for water purification and the rejection of contaminants of interest. Presented at the JSNN Seminar Series, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), North Carolina A&T University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, October 26, 2012.

Coronell, O. Thin-film composite membranes for water purification: Bench top quantification of charge density and relation between charge density and solute rejection. Presented at the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, November 28, 2011.

Coronell, O. Quantification of physico-chemical properties of the active layers of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS). Presented at the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, August 25, 2011.

Coronell, O.; Meyer, E.S. Applying Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy to characterize the active layers of water treatment membranes. Presented at the Nuclear Physics Seminar Series, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, January 31, 2011.

Coronell, O. Quantitative characterization of physico-chemical properties of the active layers of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes, and their relation to membrane performance. Presented at the Condensed Matter Physics Seminar Series, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 22, 2010.

Coronell, O. Decoding Membranes. Presented at the Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar Series, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 7, 2010.

Coronell, O. Physico-chemical characterization of NF/RO membranes by Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS). Presented at the WaterCAMPWS seminar series, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, December 1, 2006.


Invited presentations of advisees based on research performed in the Coronell Research Group

Vickers, R. Molecular dynamics simulations of water transport through reverse osmosis membranes, Presented at the BrightTALK Health of Our State and Beyond Series: Access to Clean Water, University Research Week, Online, November 11, 2021.

Vickers, R.; Weigand, T.M.; Miller, C.T.; Coronell, O. Molecular Simulations of Desalination Membranes. Presented at the Phil C. Singer Symposium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, November 5, 2021.

Kingsbury, R.S.; Wang, J.; Coronell, O. Beyond swelling degree: Counter-ion hydration and its effect on ion exchange membrane performance. Presented at the 257th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Orlando, Florida, April 4, 2019.

Kingsbury, R.S. Accelerating development of ion-selective membranes through experiment and computation. Presented to The Materials Project at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Berkeley, California, February 20, 2019.

Grzebyk, K., Weinberg. H.S., Coronell, O. Optimizing and evaluating thin film nanocomposite (TFN) membranes for water reuse applications (poster). Presented at the 2018 American Water Works Association (AWWA)-American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, West Palm Beach, Florida, April 12-16, 2018.

Gorzalski, A.S.; Harrington, G.W.; Hayden, A.; Spiesman, A.; Coronell, O. Real-time modeling of cyanotoxin oxidation. Presented at the EPA Region 3 Nutrients and Harmful Algal Blooms Technical Workshop, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, December 2017.

Kingsbury, R.S. Energy from saltwater. Presented at the Annual UNC Institute for the Environment Presentations to Duke Energy Foundation, Duke Energy Offices, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 8, 2017.

Wang, J.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Perry, L.A.; Coronell, O. Partitioning of alkali metal salts and boric acid from aqueous phase into the polyamide active layers of reverse osmosis membranes (poster). Presented at the 2017 UNC Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, April 20, 2017.

Atkinson, A.; Coronell, O. Application of nanoscale characterization techniques in water purification membrane research. Presented at the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network’s Nanotechnology Workshop for Community College Educators, Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 10, 2016.

Kingsbury, R.S. A novel approach to energy storage based on blue energy and saltwater. Presented at the 2016 Annual Presentation to the Duke Energy Foundation, UNC Institute for the Environment, Chapel Hill, NC, April 30, 2016.

Atkinson, A.; Wang, J. Zhang, Z.; Jung, D.; Pollard, A.; Gold, A.; Coronell, O. Incorporation of novel anti-biofilm molecules into NF/RO membranes for biofouling control. Presented at the 2016 American Water Works Association (AWWA)-American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, Texas, February 1-5, 2016.

Atkinson, A. The intangible benefits of supporting graduate student research in membrane technology. Presented at the 2016 American Water Works Association (AWWA)-American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, Opening General Session, San Antonio, Texas, February 1-5, 2016.

Atkinson, A.; Wang, J. Jung, D.; Pollard, A.; Garland, E.; Coronell, O. Development and application of a novel anti-biofouling membrane (poster). Presented at the 2015 American Water Works Association (AWWA)-American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) Membrane Technology Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 2-6, 2015.

Atkinson, A. The path to membrane development. Presented at the 2015 American Water Works Association (AWWA)-American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) Membrane Technology Conference, Opening General Session, Orlando, Florida, March 2-6, 2015.

Gorzalski, A.; Coronell, O. Water Treatment Technology for Coastal North Carolina. Presented at the North Carolina Graduate Education Day, North Carolina State Capitol, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 22, 2013.


Presentations at professional and academic conferences

See list of refereed conference proceedings and abstracts in the Publications section.


Other non-refereed presentations

Chung, C.; Macdonald, H.P.; Chew, N.G.P.; Manning, I.M.; Coronell, O.; Leibfarth, F. Novel Sorbents for PFAS Water Remediation (poster). Presented at the Spring 2022 UNC Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC, April 25, 2022.

Gobetz, Z.; Liu, F.; Coronell, O.; Call, D.F. Impact of salinity gradient seasonal variability on reverse electrodialysis power generation (poster). Presented at the 2017 NC State Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, August 2, 2017.

Wang, J.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Perry, L.A.; Coronell, O. Partitioning of alkali metal salts and boric acid from aqueous phase into the polyamide active layers of reverse osmosis membranes (poster). Presented at the 2017 UNC Academic Research Conference (ARC), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, April 6, 2017.

Lin, L.; Lopez, R.; Ramon, G; Wang, J.; Coronell, O. Water-filled voids account for a large volume fraction of the polyamide active layers of thin-film composite membranes (poster). Presented at Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) Research Showcase, Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory, NC, November 16, 2016.

Kingsbury, R.; Chu, K.; Coronell, O. Energy storage by reversible electrodialysis: the concentration battery (poster). Presented at the 2015 Triangle Student Research Competition, Research Triangle Park, NC, September 22, 2015.

Jutaporn, P.; Singer, P. C.; Arias, M.; Coronell, O. Minimization of Membrane Fouling by a Magnetic Ion Exchange (MIEX) Resin (poster). Presented at the 2014 Annual Spotlight on Student Research Poster Event, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, April 21, 2014.

Gorzalski, A.; Coronell, O. Identification of membrane foulants for NF and RO membranes treating groundwaters from the Castle Hayne and Peedee aquifers in North Carolina (poster). Presented at the 5th Annual Spotlight on Student Research Poster Event, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, April 3, 2012.