College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering


  • B.E., Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1992
  • M.E., Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1995
  • M.E., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2002
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2005

Selected Recent Publications

  • Y. Gao, D. Chen, L.K. Weavers, H.W. Walker, “Ultrasonic control of UF membrane fouling by natural waters: effects of calcium, pH, and fractionated natural organic matter”, Journal of Membrane Science, 401-402, pp232-240, 2012.
  • D. Chen, S.K. Sharma, A. Mudhoo (Ed.), Handbook on Applications of Ultrasound: Sonochemistry for Sustainability, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2011 (ISBN: 9781439842065).
  • D. Chen, M. Columbia, "Enzymatic control of alginate fouling of dead-end MF and UF ceramic membranes," Journal of Membrane Science, 381, pp118-125, 2011.

Dong Chen

Academic Interests

Water filtration membrane processes, aqueous chemistry, water and wastewater treatment, sonochemistry, photooxidation, corrosion science