Baoxia Mi is an assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She received BS and MS from Tianjin University in China, Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a postdoctoral training at Yale University, all in environmental engineering. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, she held faculty positions at the University of Maryland College Park and The George Washington University in DC. Currently, she directs the research and educational activities of the Membrane Innovation Lab, studying physicochemical processes with emphases on advanced membrane processes and nanotechnology to address some of the most challenging issues in sustainable water supply (desalination, drinking water purification, wastewater reuse), renewable energy production, and public health protection.Linda is a current member of ASM International's Board of Trustees and a former member of the National Materials Advisory Board and was the education and outreach coordinator for the National Science Foundation's Center "Directed Assembly of Nanostructures" headquartered at Rensselaer. As part of that positions she was one of the executive producers for the Molecularium - a new style of planetarium show that takes the audience (primarily students in K-5) on a magical musical adventure into the world of atoms and molecules with the help of oxy, hydro and hydra (www.molecularium.com). Children learn that "everything is made of atoms and molecules" and about the three states of matter "solids slow, liquids flow, gas is fast!"
Dr. Schadler was recently named as one of the Top 100 Materials Scientists worldwide in the last decade by Times Higher Education, 2011.