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Jenny Lawler

Jenny Lawler (PhD)


Senior Research Director
Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute

  • Office locationC-0248, Ground Floor, RDC Building 2

Biography

Dr. Jenny Lawler is the Senior Research Director of the Water Center at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI). She received her PhD in Membrane Separations in Ireland. Her research focuses on the development of novel technologies and membrane-based strategies to solve environmental problems. QEERI is at the forefront of the development of technologies for the protection of public health including the treatment of water and other environmental matrices.

 


Research Interests

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Re-use
  • Wastewater Based Epidemiology
  • Contaminants of Emerging Concern
  • Process Intensification
  • Waste Treatment

Experience

Lecturer in Bioprocess Engineering

School of Biotechnology; Dublin City University, Ireland

2010 - 2019
  • Chemical Engineering Consultant

    DPS Engineering, Ireland

    2008 - 2010
  • Graduate Researcher

    School of Biotechnology; Dublin City University

    2004 - 2008
  • Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics

    Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

    2004 - 2005

Education

PGDip (Ed)

Dublin Institute of Technology; Dublin/Ireland

2012
  • PhD

    Dublin City University; Dublin/Ireland

    2008
  • BEng (Chemical)

    University College Dublin; Dublin/Ireland

    2004

Selected Publications

  • The State of the Art on the Potential Human Health Impacts of Microplastics and Nanoplastics

    I Gdara, J Lawler, A Staines, S O'Neill - http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/research/health/research361.html

    2021
  • Recovery of viable ammonia–nitrogen products from agricultural slaughterhouse wastewater by membrane contactors: a review

    B Brennan, J Lawler, F Regan Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology

    2021
  • A review of pharmaceutical occurrence and pathways in the aquatic environment in the context of a changing climate and the COVID-19 pandemic

    D O'Flynn, D Harold, L Holland, A Parle-McDermott, J Lawler, ... Analytical Methods

    2021
  • Optimisation of anaerobic digestion of pot ale after thermochemical pre-treatment through Response Surface Methodology

    B Gunes, J Stokes, P Davis, C Connolly, J Lawler Biomass and Bioenergy 144, 105902

    2021
  • Modelling and optimisation of the biogas yield after hybrid alkaline-ultrasonic pre-treatment in the early stages of anaerobic digestion of pot ale to shorten the processing time

    B Gunes, J Stokes, P Davis, C Connolly, J Lawler Process Safety and Environmental Protection 146, 43-53

    2021
  • Unprecedented environmental and energy impacts and challenges of COVID-19 pandemic

    A Siddique, A Shahzad, J Lawler, KA Mahmoud, DS Lee, N Ali, M Bilal, ... Environmental Research, 110443

    2020
  • Activated Graphene Oxide-Calcium Alginate Beads for Adsorption of Methylene Blue and Pharmaceuticals

    B Gunes, Y Jaquet, L Sánchez, R Carrocera, D McGlade, B Quilty, ... Preprints

    2020
  • Optimisation and modelling of anaerobic digestion of whiskey distillery/brewery wastes after combined chemical and mechanical pre-treatment

    B Gunes, M Carrié, K Benyounis, J Stokes, P Davis, C Connolly, J Lawler Processes 8 (4), 492

    2020
  • Optimisation of Methane Production During Anaerobic Digestion of Pot Ale after Thermochemical Pre-Treatment Through Response Surface Methodology

    B Gunes, J Stokes, P Davis, C Connolly, J Lawler Available at SSRN 3668841

    2020
  • A comprehensive review of forward osmosis and niche applications

    L Francis, O Ogunbiyi, J Saththasivam, J Lawler, Z Liu Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 6 (8), 1986-2015

    2020
  • Pilot Scale Study: First Demonstration of Hydrophobic Membranes for the Removal of Ammonia Molecules from Rendering Condensate Wastewater

    B Brennan, C Briciu-Burghina, S Hickey, T Abadie, SM al Ma Awali, ... International journal of molecular sciences 21 (11), 3914

    2020
  • Lifecycle assessment of pharmaceuticals in Irish surface waters

    D O'Flynn, F Regan, J Lawler, B White

    2019
  • Presence of pharmaceuticals in Irish surface water

    D O'Flynn, F Regan, J Lawler, B White

    2019
  • Pre-treatments to enhance biogas yield and quality from anaerobic digestion of whiskey distillery and brewery wastes: A review

    B Gunes, J Stokes, P Davis, C Connolly, J Lawler Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 113, 109281

    2019
  • Fabrication of graphene oxide incorporated polyethersulfone hybrid ultrafiltration membranes for humic acid removal

    MS Algamdi, IH Alsohaimi, J Lawler, HM Ali, AM Aldawsari, HMA Hassan Separation and Purification Technology 223, 17-23

    2019
  • First demonstration of hydrophobic membrane contactors for removal of ammonia from condensate wastewater

    B Brennan, CC Briciu-Burghina, S Hickey, T Abadie, Y Delaure, J Durkan, ...

    2019
  • Sewage epidemiology: the effects of phthalates on human health

    C Allen, L Jones, F Regan, A Staines, J Lawler

    2018
  • Sewage epidemiology for the assessment of phthalate health risk in Ireland

    C Allen, L Jones, F Regan, A Staines, J Lawler

    2018
  • Wastewater based epidemiology for the assessment of phthalate health risk in Ireland

    C Allen, L Jones, F Regan, A Staines, J Lawler

    2018
  • Phthalates in the environment: an Irish perspective

    L Jones, C Allen, F Regan, A Staines, J Lawler

    2017
  • Antifouling hybrid ultrafiltration membranes with high selectivity fabricated from polysulfone and sulfonic acid functionalized TiO2 nanotubes

    IH Alsohaimi, M Kumar, MS Algamdi, MA Khan, K Nolan, J Lawler Chemical Engineering Journal 316, 573-583

    2017
  • One-step Drinking Water Treatment Using Filtration and Nanostructured Composites

    A Morrissey, D McGlade, K Nolan, B Quilty, J Lawler http://www.epa.ie/researchandeducation/research/researchpublications

    2017
  • Incorporation of graphene-related carbon nanosheets in membrane fabrication for water treatment: a review

    J Lawler - Membranes 6 (4), 57

    2016
  • Potential sources and environmental fates of certain phthalates

    L Jones, C Allen, A Staines, F Regan, J Lawler

    2016
  • Cicada wing surface topography: an investigation into the bactericidal properties of nanostructural features

    SM Kelleher, O Habimana, J Lawler, B O’reilly, S Daniels, E Casey, ... ACS applied materials & interfaces 8 (24), 14966-14974

    2016
  • Preparation and characterization of low fouling novel hybrid ultrafiltration membranes based on the blends of GO− TiO2 nanocomposite and polysulfone for humic acid removal

    M Kumar, Z Gholamvand, A Morrissey, K Nolan, M Ulbricht, J Lawler Journal of membrane science 506, 38-49

    2016
  • Developments in activated functionalized carbons and their applications in water decontamination: a review

    MA Khan, BH Hameed, J Lawler, M Kumar, BH Jeon Desalination and Water Treatment 54 (2), 422-449

    2015
  • UV-induced photocatalytic degradation of aqueous acetaminophen: the role of adsorption and reaction kinetics

    S Basha, D Keane, K Nolan, M Oelgemöller, J Lawler, JM Tobin, ... Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22 (3), 2219-2230

    2015
  • Quaternized polysulfone and graphene oxide nanosheets derived low fouling novel positively charged hybrid ultrafiltration membranes for protein separation

    M Kumar, D McGlade, M Ulbricht, J Lawler RSC Advances 10.1039/C5RA06893B

    2015
  • Preparation and characterization of negatively charged organic–inorganic hybrid ultrafiltration membranes for protein separation

    M Kumar, J Lawler Separation and Purification Technology 130, 112-123

    2014
  • Functionalized chitosan derived novel positively charged organic–inorganic hybrid ultrafiltration membranes for protein separation

    M Kumar, D McGlade, J Lawler RSC Advances 4 (42), 21699-21711

    2014
  • Modeling process dynamics using a novel neural network architecture: Application to stirred cell microfiltration

    JN Mhurchu, G Foley, J Havel Chemical Engineering Communications 197 (8), 1152-1162

    2010
  • Dead-end and crossflow microfiltration of yeast and bentonite suspensions: experimental and modelling studies incorporating the use of artificial neural networks

    J Ní Mhurchú Dublin City University

    2008
  • Dead-end filtration of yeast suspensions: Correlating specific resistance and flux data using artificial neural networks

    JN Mhurchú, G Foley Journal of Membrane Science 281 (1-2), 325-333

    2006
  • Graphene-Based Nanosheet Functionalized Membranes–Industrial Applications

    J Lawler

  • Supporting Information Functionalized chitosan derived novel positively charged organic-inorganic hybrid ultrafiltration membranes for protein separation

    M Kumar, D McGlade, J Lawler