Mingliang Chen from China started his PhD project in October 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Luuk Rietveld, Dr. Bas Heijman and Dr. Ran Shang. Mingliang studied at Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he finished the Master in Environmental Engineering. His PhD project is about “Ceramic membrane modification by CVD and ALD for oil/water emulsion wastewater separation”. In his PhD project, Mingliang tries to modify ceramic membranes by CVD or ALD to change membrane surface charge and hydrophilicity to improve their antifouling performance for oil/water emulsion separation.