Weiyi Pan earned his Master of Science degree at Peking University in 2017 and a Bachelor’s degree at China University of Science and Technology (Beijing) in 2014. In 2017, he joined the McKelvey School of Engineering’s Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering Ph.D. program at Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests cover diverse aspects of environmental science and engineering related to drinking water issues in the United States including lead corrosion products formation and interfacial reactions, lead exposure quantification method, and the design of sustainable materials for point-of-use lead removal from tap water.
Weiyi will serve as the chair of the student committee for the 2021 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Research and Education Conference. He has a strong inclination toward academia after graduation.
Pan wins first place in Fresh Ideas Student Poster competition
Weiyi Pan won first place in the Fresh Ideas Student Poster competition. Pan is a doctoral student in the lab of Daniel Giammar, the Walter E. Browne Professor of Environmental Engineering. Pan’s poster, titled “Ability to Evaluate Lead Exposure from Tap Water with Point-of-Use Filters,” highlighted his research on the opportunities and challenges of point-of-use filter for lead removal from tap water.
I was surprised and honored to learn I won first place because the poster competition was competitive, and there were other excellent posters,” Pan said. “I would like to thank Dr. Daniel Giammar, my PI, and Dr. Jason He, the faculty adviser of the Environmental Engineering Students Association.
Pan will represent Washington University in St. Louis and the Missouri AWWA section at the national AWWA annual conference and exposition in June in San Antonio.