Prof. Qilin Li

  • Founder and President of SolMem

  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University; Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice University; Co-Director, NEWT Center

  • Main inventor of NESMD 

  • BE, Tsinghua University; MS & PhD, UIUC; Postdoctoral research, Yale University

SolMem Team

We are a team of engineers and technology enthusiasts that believe novel technology and ingenious engineering is essential to sustainability. 

Dr. Gordon Zhang

  • CEO

  • PhD, Chinese Acad. of Science; MBA, University of Calgary 

  • Former CEO of CNPC USA

  • 20+ years of management experience

Dr. Jinjian Wu

  • R&D Director 

  • Main inventor of NESMD

  • Global research and project management experience

  •  BS, Fudan University; MS & PhD, Rice University

Roxy Z Evans

  • Business Director


  • 15+ years in new product development, product management, and product marketing 

  • BE, Lanzhou University of Technology; MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Business

Dr. Charles Liu

  • Principle Engineering Advisor 

  • 30+ years of experience in membrane processes & water treatment

  • BE & ME, Tsinghua University; PhD, University of Houston

Dr. Abdallah

  • Leading research and testing at SolMem 

  • Lead Research Engineer, NSF Engineer at research center of NEWT, Rice University

  • BS& MS, Alexandria University; MS & PhD & Postdoctoral research, Missouri University of Science and Technology

John Floyd

  • Research Engineer

  • Non-refereed technical publications:

  • J. Floyd, C. McKay, C. Skrivanos, M. Uddin (2016) “Performance Analysis of Texas Eagle Ford Shale Oil Hydro Fracturing Produced Water Treatment Process”, AIChE16 Annual Meeting, November, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2016. 

  • BS, Trinity University; MS, University of California, Riverside

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