Microscale Technologies for Energy and Environment
Our multidisciplinary research group is primarily focused on the development of flow chemistry technologies to address major environmental challenges associated with ever-increasing worldwide energy demand. We aim to pursue fundamental questions associated with renewable energy sources, and carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and recovery as well as its utilization for green chemistry applications through switchable solvents. We combine analytical transport analysis with microscale experimental strategies and nanomaterials engineering to study how physicochemical properties of light-absorbing nanomaterials affect the energy efficiency of light-energy conversion in solar cells and CO2 recovery.
03/16/20- Congratulations to Chen! his recent paper, Multi- Responsive Luminescence Materials: Richer Color Than Chameleon Materials is accepted for publication in Advanced Optical Materials.
02/18/20- Congratulations to Zach and Jeff! their recent paper, Continuous Flow Synthesis of Phase Transition-Resistant Titania Microparticles with Tunable Morphologies is accepted for publication in RSC Advances.
02/06/20- Congratulations to Suyong! His recent paper, Accelerated Material-Efficient Investigation of Switchable Hydrophilicity Solvents for Energy-Efficient Solvent Recovery, is accepted for publication in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.
01/27/20- Congratulations to Robbie on winning the 2020 Schoenborn Graduate Research Symposium at CBE! His talk was selected as the best oral presentation.
12/05/19- 2 new graduate students (Amanda and Fazel) joined our group. Welcome to the team!
11/22/19- Congratulations to Dr. Abolhasani for receiving an NSF CAREER Award!
11/29/20 - 12/04/20- We will be attending the 2020 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, MA.
11/15/20 - 11/20/20- We will be attending the 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
04/13/20 - 04/17/20- We will be attending the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
03/22/20 - 03/26/20- We will be attending the 2020 ACS Spring Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
AIChE Journal Looks to the Future: The AIChE Journal’s annual Futures Issue explores the latest developments in chemical engineering through the eyes of the early-career researchers who contributed their pioneering works.