Ngai Yin Yip


Ngai Yin Yip is the Lavon Duddleson Krumb Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University. He received his doctoral degree in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from Yale University. Yip is passionate about developing innovative solutions for critical separation challenges in water, energy, and the environment. Driven by his commitment to sustainability, his research focuses on recovery of valuable resources from waste streams, lithium harvesting from brines, and water purification, including high-salinity desalination and zero-liquid discharge.

Dr. Yip's contributions have earned him numerous recognitions, including the James J. Morgan Early Career Award (Honorable Mention) from Environmental Science & Technology. He has also been featured as an Emerging Investigator in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology and as a Young Talent in Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering. Dr. Yip actively serves as an editorial board member for Desalination and Chemical Engineering Journal Advances, and as an Early Career Board member for ACS ES&T Engineering.

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