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UIC – Department of Chemical Engineering, 810 S. Clinton, Chicago, IL 60607

Office: 221 CEB

Lab Website: Electrochemistry Lab

Lab Location: Room 221, 810 S. Clinton

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Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007) 

Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Concentration: Environmental Engineering, University of Minnesota (2003)

Bachelor of Geological Engineering, Concentration: Environmental, Minor:  Geology, University of Minnesota (1999)

Environmental Chemistry

Water Treatment

National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2015)

Environmental Water Resources Institute’s 2011 Samuel Arnold Greeley Award (Best Paper)


  1. Santos, M.C., Jing, Y., Fang, L., Chaplin, B.P., Elabd, Y.A. “Highly Porous Ti4O7 Reactive Electrochemical Water Filtration Membranes Fabricated via Electrospinning/Electrospraying.” AIChE Journal, In Press.
  2. Jawando, W., Gayen, P., and Chaplin, B.P.. “The effects of surface oxidation and fluorination of boron-doped diamond anodes on perchlorate formation and organic compound oxidation.” Electrochimica Acta 174 (2015): 1067-1078.


  1. Hou, P., Byrne, T., Cannon, F. S., Chaplin, B. P., Hong, S., & Nieto-Delgado, C. (2014). Electrochemical regeneration of polypyrrole-tailored activated carbons that have removed sulfateCarbon79, 46-57.
  2. Zaky, Amr M., and Brian P. Chaplin. “Mechanism of p-Substituted Phenol Oxidation at a Ti4O7 Reactive Electrochemical Membrane.”Environmental Science & Technology 48, no. 10 (2014): 5857-5867.
  3. D.K. Hubler, J.C. Baygents, B.P. Chaplin, J. Farrell, “Understanding Chlorite and Chlorate Associated with Hypochlorite Generation at Boron Doped Diamond Film Anodes,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol. 161, No. 12, pp. E182-E189, 2014.
  4. Hubler, David K., James C. Baygents, Brian P. Chaplin, and James Farrell. “Understanding Chlorite, Chlorate and Perchlorate Formation When Generating Hypochlorite Using Boron Doped Diamond Film Electrodes.” ECS Transactions 58, no. 35 (2014): 21-32.
  5. Chaplin, Brian P.“Critical review of electrochemical advanced oxidation processes for water treatment applications.”Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 16, no. 6 (2014): 1182-1203.


  1. Donaghue, Adrienne, and Brian P. Chaplin. “Effect of select organic compounds on perchlorate formation at boron-doped diamond film anodes.”Environmental Science & Technology 47, no. 21 (2013): 12391-12399.
  2. Zaky, Amr M., and Brian P. Chaplin. “Porous substoichiometric TiO2 anodes as reactive electrochemical membranes for water treatment.”Environmental science & technology 47, no. 12 (2013): 6554-6563.
  3. Chaplin, Brian P., David K. Hubler, and James Farrell. “Understanding anodic wear at boron doped diamond film electrodes.”Electrochimica Acta 89 (2013): 122-131.

Prior to 2013

  1. Chaplin, Brian P., Martin Reinhard, William F. Schneider, Christoph Schüth, John R. Shapley, Timothy J. Strathmann, and Charles J. Werth. “Critical review of Pd-based catalytic treatment of priority contaminants in water.” Environmental Science & Technology 46, no. 7 (2012): 3655-3670.
  2. Azizi, D. Hubler, G. Schrader, J. Farrell, B.P. Chaplin, “Mechanism of Perchlorate Formation on Boron-doped Diamond Anodes,” Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 45, No. 24, pp. 10582-10590, 2011
  3. B.P. Chaplin, I. Wylie, H. Zheng, J.A. Carlisle, J. Farrell, “Characterization of the Performance and Failure Mechanisms of Boron-doped Diamond Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Electrodes,” Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, Vol. 41, No. 11, pp. 1329-1340, 2011.
  4. Chaplin, B.P., Schrader, G., Farrell J. (2010). Electrochemical Destruction of N-Nitrosodimethylamine in Reverse Osmosis Concentrates using Boron-doped Diamond Film Electrodes. Environmental Science and Technology, 44(11), 4264-4269.
  5. Shuai, D., Chaplin, B.P., Shapley, J.R., Menendez, N.P., McCalman, D.C. Schneider, W.F., Werth, C.J. (2010). Enhancement of Oxyanion and Diatrizoate Reduction Kinetics Using Selected Azo Dyes on Pd-based Catalysts. Environmental Science and Technology, 44(5), 1773-1779.
  6. Chaplin, B.P., Schrader, G., Farrell J. (2009). Electrochemical Oxidation of N-Nitrosodimethylamine with Boron-doped Diamond Film Electrodes. Environmental Science and Technology, 43(21), 8302-8307.
  7. Chaplin, B.P., Shapley, J.R., and Werth, C.J. (2009). Oxidative Regeneration of Sulfide-fouled Catalysts for Water Treatment.Catalysis Letters, 132(1-2), 174-181.
  8. Chaplin, B.P., Shapley, J.R., and Werth, C.J. (2009). The Selectivity and Sustainability of a Pd-In/gamma-Alumina Catalyst in a Packed-Bed Reactor: The Effect of Solution Composition. Catalysis Letters, 130(1-2), 56-62.
  9. Chaplin, B.P., Schnobrich, M.R., Widdowson, M.A., Semmens, M.J., and Novak, P. J. (2009). Stimulating in situ hydrogenotrophic denitrification with membrane gas delivery under passive and pumped groundwater conditions. Journal of Environmental Engineering-ASCE. 135(8), 666-676.
  10. Chaplin, B. P., Shapley, J.R., and Werth, C.J. (2007). Regeneration of Sulfur Fouled Bimetallic Pd-based Catalysts.Environmental Science and Technology, 41(15), 5491-5497.
  11. Schnobrich, M., Chaplin, B.P., Semmens, M.J., and Novak, P.J. (2007). Stimulating Hydrogenotrophic Denitrification in Simulated Groundwater Containing High Dissolved Oxygen and Nitrate Concentrations. Water Research, 41(9), 1869-1876.
  12. Chaplin, B.P., E. Roundy, K.A. Guy, J.R. Shapley, C.J. Werth (2006). The Effects of Natural Water Ions and Humic Acid on Catalytic Nitrate Reduction Kinetics Using an Alumina Supported Pd-Cu Catalyst. Environmental Science and Technology, 40 (9), 3075-3081.
  13. Chaplin, B.P., G.N. Delin, R.J. Baker, and M.A. Lahvis (2002). Long Term Evolution of Biodegradation and Volatilization Rates in a Crude Oil Contaminated Aquifer. Bioremediation Journal 6 (3), 237-255.