Dr. Hongbo Du received his BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Beijing Forestry University, China, and his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University, USA. He is currently a researcher in the NSF CREST Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Prairie View A&M University, a member of the Texas A&M University System. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arkansas, for 3 years. Dr. Du has published 18 journal papers and 2 book chapters and made 49 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. His research interests are shale gas and oil-produced water treatment with photocatalysis and forward osmosis membranes, membrane surface modifications, thermo-responsive membranes, carbon capture with polyamine-functionalized nanomaterials, and environmental sustainability.