Xin is a PhD candidate in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department of University of Connecticut. He obtained his M.S. in Polymer Science from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), where he published 5 research papers in his field and received broad experience in polymer processing, mixing and characterization. Xin is now leading the membrane 3D printing project in Dr. McCutcheon’s lab and has produced membranes with a variety polymeric materials using this technique. Xin has successfully developed printing method for other polymers and is demonstrating the ability to make thin film composite membranes from a variety of materials that have never been processed as ultra-thin films.