Curriculum Vitae

Robert L. McGinnis
Robert L. McGinnis Department of Chemical Engineering Environmental Engineering Program Yale University P.O. Box 208286 (express mail: 9 Hillhouse Ave.) New Haven, CT. 06520-8286 Email: robert.mcginnis@yale.edu Phone: (310) 270-6354 www.yale.edu/env/elimelech/People_Page/rob_mcginnis_page/rob_mcginnis.html

Education
2009 2007 2002 Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Yale University (expected) Advisor: Menachem Elimelech M.S. Environmental Engineering, Yale University B.A., Yale University

Awards
2008 2007 2006 2002 1997 ACS Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry Winner, Robert M. Langer Symposium Graduate Student Presentation Competition NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Yale College Dean’s Fellowship for Undergraduate Research Exploratory research grant, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories

Research Interests
• • Sustainable Augmentation of Energy and Water Supplies – using the tools of Engineered Osmosis to increase water and energy availability without requiring significant fossil fuel inputs Development and Characterization of Osmotically Driven Membrane Processes – introduction of Forward Osmosis (FO) desalination and Osmotic Heat Engine (OHE) power generation technologies; development of process improvements and fundamental characterization studies; investigation of open cycle Pressure Retarded Osmosis power generation methods

US Army TARDEC. development of novel nonpolymeric and hybrid semi-permeable membranes Nanoscale Membrane Sensing – characterization of membrane transport phenomena.• • Novel Membrane Design – modification of existing polymeric semi-permeable membranes for application to osmotically driven membrane processes. Yale University. Yale University Introduction to Environmental Engineering (ENVE 120) Professor: Jordan Peccia Graduate Teaching Fellow. WaterCAMPWS Graduate researcher. and NASA. solutes. Inc. 2005-2007 2002-2005 . Yale University Chemical Engineering Process Design (CENG 412) Professor: Yehia Khalil Graduate Teaching Fellow. EUWP program (Expeditionary Unit Water Purification): consortium composed of the Office of Naval Research. Funding: EUWP program (Expeditionary Unit Water Purification): consortium composed of the Office of Naval Research. Yale University Mechanical Design (“Robot Wars” MENG 185) Professor: David LaVan Graduate Teaching Fellow. Yale University Chemical Engineering Process Design (CENG 412) Professor: Yehia Khalil Fall 2007 Spring 2007 Fall 2006 Spring 2006 Research Experience 2007-Present Graduate researcher. Yale University. Chief Technology Officer. US Bureau of Reclamation. Methods of engineered osmosis. identification of the presence of target contaminants. FO desalination pilot plant. Yale University Creativity and New Product Development (ENAS 323) Professor: Henry Bolanos Graduate Teaching Fellow. Yale University Commercialization of FO desalination and water treatment. and NASA. Forward osmosis (FO) desalination pilot project. US Army TARDEC. US Bureau of Reclamation. or pathogens at very low concentrations in operating membrane separation systems Teaching Experience Spring 2008 Graduate Teaching Fellow. Funding: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Funding: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. NAVSEA. (OTI) Research Engineer. NAVSEA. novel membrane fabrication methods. Osmotic Technologies. Research partnership between Yale and OTI. nanoscale separation system sensing.

2006. "The Ammonia-Carbon Dioxide Forward Osmosis Process". Yale University Forward osmosis desalination and water treatment. 174. M. Appl. 3. Vol. McCutcheon. July 2006. R. 2005. Elimelech. Patents 1. McCutcheon.. "A Novel Ammonia-Carbon Dioxide Forward (Direct) Osmosis Desalination Process". In Press. and Elimelech. J. "Energy Requirements of Ammonia-Carbon Dioxide Forward Osmosis Desalination". and Elimelech. L. J. M. J..R. PCT. 4. "A Novel Ammonia-Carbon Dioxide Osmotic Heat Engine for Power Generation". Khalil. Journal of Membrane Science.. Vol. 7. 305 (2007). Vol. Nuclear Engineering and Design. Environmental Science & Technology. and Environmentally Friendly Technology for Water Production through Recovery of Rejected Thermal Energy from Nuclear Power Plants". and Elimelech. and McGinnis... and Elimelech. Y. McGinnis.L and Elimelech. McCutcheon. M. McGinnis. Funding: Yale College Dean’s Fellowship for Undergraduate Research • • Reviewer for Scholarly Journals Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Royal Chemical Society) Desalination Professional Society Memberships • • • North American Membrane Society American Chemical Society Association of Environmental Engineering Science Professors (membership in process) Publications 1. Water Conditioning and Purification. pages 114-123.. McGinnis. McGinnis. . L. Journal of Membrane Science. R. "A Novel. submitted. McGinnis. 278. Nov 2006. Vol. 2007. R. Desalination. Pat. pages 13-19. R. pages 370-382. R.. pgs 1-11. M. Safe.. J. 5. McGinnis. 2. L.. "Global challenges in energy and water supply: The promise of Engineered Osmosis".1999-2002 Undergraduate researcher. M. #10. Desalination. R. M. M.. M. L. "Desalination by Ammonia-Carbon Dioxide Forward Osmosis: Influence of Draw and Feed Solution Concentrations on Process Performance". McGinnis.L. L. 48. R. R. Oct. McCutcheon. R. L. J. 207. and Elimelech. Ammonia-Carbon Dioxide Osmotic Heat Engine for the Conversion of Low Grade Heat into Electricity. 6. R... McCutcheon. Elimelech. R. R. Vol.

. R. December 2007. McGinnis. Elimelech.. M. PCT. McGinnis. 3. R. January. J.. L. R. PCT. “Forward Osmosis Desalination”. McCutcheon. 3. Elimelech. “Pilot Scale Demonstration of Ammonia / Carbon Dioxide Forward Osmosis Desalination Process”. New Haven. M. L. R. 2006. 2007.. NV. McGinnis R. R. Elimelech. CT. McGinnis R. McGinnis.. 6. Elimelech. June 2006. McGinnis. J. 4. Monterey. June. 2002. “Osmotic Heat Engine”. M. J. Pat. 2007. Patent 6. Dec 2005. McGinnis. PCT. Las Cruces. R. 2007. August 2007. Washington.2. McCutcheon. McCutcheon. Pat. 2006. Washington. McCutcheon. McGinnis. oral presentation at the ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering conference. Appl.C. J.. oral presentation to the EUWP Desalination Program. PCT.. R. J. “Forward Osmosis Energy Use: Comparisons to RO. R. L. 2. J. R. Oct 2002. McGinnis. M. and MED”. oral presentation at the North American Membrane Society conference. McGinnis. M. Pat.. Elimelech. oral presentation to the EUWP Desalination Program. CA. Elimelech. McGinnis.S. oral presentation to the EUWP Desalination Program. J. D. Appl. Modification of Spiral Wound Membranes for Forward Osmosis Use. Feb 2002.. Elimelech. “Forward Osmosis Desalination: Current Research and Future Prospects”. “Pilot Scale Demonstration of Ammonia / Carbon Dioxide Forward Osmosis Desalination Process”. Las Vegas. 9. “Osmotic Heat Engine (Closed Cycle NH3/CO2 PRO)”. . oral presentation to the EUWP Desalination Program.. L. Yale University. Method and System for Removing Solutes from a Solution Using Forward Osmosis. 6.C. M. May 21. June.. McGinnis. 4. July 2007. 5. Osmotic Desalination Process.. Menlo Park. McCutcheon. “Pilot Scale Demonstration of Ammonia / Carbon Dioxide Forward Osmosis Desalination Process”.. McCutcheon. 7. oral presentation at the Robert M. Langer Symposium. Fl. May. Elimelech. oral presentation to the employees of Membrane Technology & Research. CA. Presentations 1. Pat... McGinnis. L. 5.. U. Osmotic Desalination Process. 8... MSF. January. M. Orlando. oral presentation at the American Membrane Technology Association conference. R.. R. McGinnis. Appl. CA. McCutcheon. September 2007. Appl. M.391. “Pilot Scale Demonstration of Ammonia / Carbon Dioxide Forward Osmosis Desalination Process”. NM. R. Multi-Stage Column Distillation (MSCD) Method for Osmotic Solute Recovery..205. Long Beach. D. WO 02/060825 A2.

10. London.Carbon Dioxide Forward Osmosis Process”.. R. Elimelech. 11. “Desalination by Forward Osmosis”. Denver. Elimelech.. J. McCutcheon. “Desalination by a Novel Ammonia .. M. . June. 2005. oral presentation to the Chief Scientist. R. J. CO. McGinnis. 2006. UK. M. McGinnis. McCutcheon.. January.. oral presentation to the EUWP Desalination Program. BP.