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Feng Gao

Postdoctoral Appointee


Feng Gao is a postdoctoral researcher at the Advanced Materials for Energy-Water Systems (AMEWS) Energy Frontier Research Center at Argonne. His research focuses on understanding the interplay between membrane nanostructure, pore chemistry, and transport mechanisms to generate clean water using advanced membrane materials and engineering techniques. He is currently studying isoporous membranes that are modified by atomic layer deposition (ALD) and assessing their potential in relieving the upper-bound” of the permeability-selectivity trade-off relationships encountered by many membranes.


  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2020
  • B.S., University of Minnesota Duluth, 2014


Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • Presentation Award, 2020 Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Poster Award, 2nd ND Energy Research Symposium, University of Notre Dame.
  • Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, 2018 Notre Dame – Purdue Symposium on Soft Matter & Polymers and Poster Session.
  • Bayer Predoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Notre Dame.
  • The Patrick and Jana Eilers Graduate Student Fellowship, University of Notre Dame.