Research Opportunities

Graduate Research Opportunities

If you are interested in graduate studies (M.Eng., M.Sc., and Ph.D.), please send  your CV, and a copy  of your official transcripts to Dr. Abdelrasoul.

Abdelrasoul Research Group Spring 2019

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

If you are a current U of S undergraduate student interested in joining the Abdelrasoul Lab, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Abdelrasoul to discuss current projects, and to be added to the group email list to attend our group meetings.

Additionally, you are required to pass the following mandatory safety training before beginning any experimental work:

  • Laboratory Safety

Extra training is required for some projects:

  • Bio-safety and Biowaste Training
  • Nanomaterial Safety

                                               Abdelrasoul Research Group (Fall 2018)

Recent Publications

Please visit our group publications and talks at:

Students’ Research Achievements

Arash Mollahosseini, Ph.D.,  Elias Klein- North America Membrane Society (NAMS) Award Membrane Separations for Emerging Water, Energy, & Health Applications, USA, 2019, to present his research findings on “Hemodialysis Membranes”

Arash Mollahosseini, Ph.D., International Travel Award, University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada, 2019

Mahboobeh Maghami, M.Sc.,  Russell (Russ) William Haid Memorial Award, 1st year research excellence Award, University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada, 2018

Mahboobeh Maghami, M.Sc., International Travel Award, University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada, 2018

New Research Group Member- 2019

We are delighted to welcome our new team member Shaghayegh Saadati (PhD Medicinal Chemistry).

Shaghayegh Saadati completed her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Chemistry at University of Kurdistan then, she received her M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry at University of Kurdistan in 2011. Then she pursued her graduate studies and the PhD degree in the field of Medicinal Chemistry at “Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services” in Tehran. Her research focused on design, synthesis & molecular modeling studies of new quinazolines and the evaluation of their cytotoxic influence. She joined Dr. Abdelrasoul research team as Visiting Researcher for her interest to apply her skills and knowledge to contribute in solving current health problems in dialysis.

University of Toronto (U of T)Engineering Strategies and Practices (ESP) Forward Osmosis (FO) Design Team (2019)

Dr. Abdelrasoul is proud to work with such talented team on promising FO design for fouling remediation.

Project Title: Optimizing Reverse Osmosis System in the Production of Potable Water.

(Valentina Manferriri; Justine Steven; Dachuan (Dustin) Zhang; Yezhou (Bob) Liu; Lingwei (Spencer) Sun)

Research Internship International Students

We are delighted to welcome our new member Gibrán Saúl Rueda Plá from Mexico through Mitacs Globalink Research Internship, 2019.

Advances in Membrane Technologies Book, 2019

The “Advances in Membrane Technologies” Book aims to provide a broader perspective of the key topics pertinent to membrane technology field, with contributions from an international team of experts in the membrane technology area. 

To learn more details about the book’s scope and topics please visit:


Amira Abdelrasoul, Advances in Membrane Technologies Book, 2019

Biomimetic and Bioinspired Membranes