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.
09/23/19- Dr. Abolhasani delivered a keynote lecture at "Manufacturing of Materials in Flow" workshop held at the University of Cambridge.
09/16/19- Congratulations to Zach on successfully passing his Ph.D. prelim exam!
09/11/19- Dr. Marjan Kashfipour joined our team as a postdoctoral research associate.
08/07/19- Dr. Abolhasani delivered an invited talk at Samsung Future Tech Forum on Autonomous Materials Development.
07/26/19- Congratulations to Jeff and Zach! their recent paper, Role of Continuous Flow Processes in Green Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals and Specialty Chemicals is accepted for publication in Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering.
07/024/19- Dr. Abolhasani.and Suyong visited the Marre group at Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux (ICMCB), as part of our collaborative project supported by Thomas Jefferson Funds through the Make Our Planet Great Initiative.
07/17/19- Congratulations to Michael for receiving the 2019 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award!
06/11/18- National Science Foundation awarded a project to our group to study and develop an advanced manufacturing technique for continuous synthesis of colloidal heteronanostructures. We thank NSF for their support of our research group!
12/01/19 - 12/06/19- We will be attending the 2019 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, MA.
11/10/19 - 11/15/19- We will be attending the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.
04/22/19 - 04/26/19- We will be attending the 2019 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
03/31/19 - 04/04/19- We will be attending the 2019 ACS Spring Meeting in Orlando, FL.
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