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Christine Duval

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Develops separation materials and processes to benefit nuclear medicine, environmental protection, and nuclear waste recycling and remediation.
Office: 147 A.W. Smith Building
Delivery Address: AW. Smith Building, Room 142, 2102 Adelbert Road, Cleveland OH 44106


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Clemson University, 2017
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2011

Awards and Recognitions

2024, John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring, CWRU
2023, US Frontiers in Engineering, National Academy of Engineering
2023, NSF CAREER award, National Science Foundation
2022, Young Membrane Scientist Award, North American Membrane Society
2022, Graduate Teaching Award, Case School of Engineering
2020, DOE Early Career Research Award, US Department of Energy
2020, Undergraduate Teaching Award, Case School of Engineering

Research Interests

We develop new materials and processes to separate f-elements (lanthanides and actinides) with applications in recycling used nuclear fuel, nuclear medicine, and resource recovery from waste streams. For more information on current projects, visit our research website:


Suresh, P., & Duval, C. E. (2020). Poly(acid) grafted membranes to sequester uranium from seawater.. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59 (26).
Duval, C. E., Hardy, W., Pellizzeri, S., DeVol, T., & Husson, S. (2019). Phosphonic acid and alkyl phosphate-derivitized resins for the simultaneous concentration and detection of waterborne uranium. Reactive and Functional Polymers, ().
Duval, C. E., Darge, A., Ruff, C., DeVol, T., & Husson, S. (2018). Rapid Sample Preparation for Alpha Spectroscopy with Ultrafiltration Membranes. Analytical Chemistry, ().