Andrea Andrea

Dr.-Ing. Minh Nhat Nguyen

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    Institute for Advanced Membrane Technology
    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen



Since 10/2022

Postdoctoral Researcher in Membrane Technology

01/2022 - 04/2022

Research Intern in Water Management

DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser, Germany (Part of PhD Programme at KIT)

05/2017 - 04/2018

Research Assistant in Chemical Engineering – Membrane Technology

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

10/2014 - 03/2017

Researcher in Environmental Planning

Institute of Environmental Technology, VAST, Hanoi, Vietnam





05/2018 - 09/2022

Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) in Process Engineering & Membrane Technology

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Dissertation: “Incorporation of carbon-based nanoparticles into ultrafiltration membranes to remove steroid hormone micropollutants”

Academic supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Iris Schäfer

09/2014 - 09/2016

Master of Science in Water - Environment - Oceanography

University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Vietnam

09/2011 - 09/2014

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

University of Durham, United Kingdom


Research Projects


Nanofiltration and ultrafiltration for micropollutant treatment

Adsorbent and nanoadsorbent incorporation into membranes

Analysis of organic matter in water with Liquid Chromatography – Organic Carbon Detection

Photocatalytic membranes

Nanoparticle leakage from composite membranes



Nguyen, M.N. (2022) Dissertation: Incorporation of Carbon-based Nanoparticles in Ultrafiltration Membranes to Remove Steroid Hormone Micropollutants, KITopen-ID 1000151140. DOI:
Nguyen, M.N.; Hervás-Martínez, R.; Schäfer, A.I. (2021) Organic matter interference with steroid hormone removal by single-walled carbon nanotubes − ultrafiltration composite membrane, Water Research, 117148. DOI:
Nguyen, M.N. ; Trinh, P.B. ; Burkhardt, C. ; Schäfer, A.I. ; (2021) Incorporation of single-walled carbon nanotubes in ultrafiltration support structure for the removal of steroid hormone micropollutants, Separation and Purification Technology, 264, 118405. DOI:
Nguyen, M.N. ; Weidler, P. ; Schwaiger, R. ; Schäfer, A.I. ; (2020) Interactions between carbon-based nanoparticles and steroid hormone micropollutants in water, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 402, 122929. DOI:
Liao, Z. ; Nguyen, M.N.; Wan, G.; Xie, J.; Ni, L.; Qi, J.; Li, J.; Schäfer, A.I. (2020) Low pressure operated ultrafiltration membrane with integration of hollow mesoporous carbon nanospheres for effective removal of micropollutants, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 397, 122779. DOI:
Zhang, J.; Nguyen, M.N.; Li, Y. ; Yang, C.; Schäfer, A.I. (2020) Steroid hormone micropollutant removal from water with activated carbon fiber – ultrafiltration composite membranes, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 391, 122020. DOI: