Ryan DuChanois

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Ryan DuChanois obtained his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arkansas summa cum laude as the top graduate in the College of Engineering. Ryan was then a Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of Cambridge, where he completed an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development and received the London Water Conservators Best Dissertation Prize. He completed his tertiary education with a PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University, where he was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and American Water Works Association Abel Wolman Fellow.

At Rice University, Ryan is working with Professor Haotian Wang in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Ryan’s research focuses on developing synthetic membrane materials and integrating them into innovative electrochemical devices. Applications of these technologies include desalination, energy conversion and storage, chemical and fuel production, and critical metal mining.

Aside from science and engineering, Ryan enjoys watching collegiate sports and participating in outdoor sports such as running, cycling, hiking, and softball. He is also an avid reader—you can often find him reading a book or listening to an audiobook.


Ph.D., Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University

M.S., Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University

M. Phil. Engineering for Sustainable Development, Cambridge University

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas


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