Jay Werber

Jay Werber

Company: University of Toronto

Job title: Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry

Bio:

Jay Werber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto (U of T). He is the principal investigator of the Advanced Membranes Lab, which focuses on the development and characterization of membrane materials to address societal challenges such as water scarcity and electronics recycling. Prior to joining U of T, he was a postdoctoral associate in polymer chemistry at the University of Minnesota, where he worked on the synthesis of high-performance block-copolymer materials for aqueous separations. Jay received a Ph.D. in chemical and environmental engineering from Yale University, where he was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and an Abel Wolman Fellow through the American Water Works Association. At Yale, Jay studied the permeability and selectivity limits of polymeric, biomimetic, and nanomaterial-based desalination membranes. Prior to his graduate studies, Jay received a B.S. in chemical engineering, with a minor in biology, from Washington University in St. Louis, after which he spent four years designing industrial protein separation processes at the biopharmaceutical company Genentech.