Dmitrii Petukhov joined the Water Research Center (WRC) as a research associate in September 2023. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, a Master's degree in Chemistry, and a PhD in Membrane Science, all obtained from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Prior to joining the Water Research Center, Petukhov worked as a research scientist at the Nokia Research Center and in the Department of Chemistry at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Petukhov's research interests encompass the utilization of various two-dimensional materials for the fabrication of highly effective membranes for separation processes in different media. He also specializes in in situ characterization of these materials during substance permeation. He has authored more than 80 research papers, holds 10 patents, and has contributed to a book chapter.
Additionally, Petukhov has experience teaching two engineering courses related to water treatment and pressure-driven membrane processes. He has successfully supervised two doctoral students and mentored over ten master's and bachelor's students. Also, Petukhov has experience in the scale-up of gas purification technology from the lab scale to the pilot plant scale. The setup created with his participation was tested in the oil field conditions.
Currently, Petukhov is working in the group of Daniel Johnson in the area of membrane modification for improvement of their antifouling properties in water and wastewater treatment processes.