catalyst design strategies to convert CO2 to fuels
Project Goals and Description:
The development of attractive methods to utilize CO2 on an industrial scale is the key to combating the current environmental crises. This project aims to develop catalytic materials for the efficient conversion of CO2 to fuels via thermochemical CO2 hydrogenation. The focus will be made to understanding CO2 activation pathways on monometallic (e.g., Au, Pd, Pt, Cu) and bimetallic alloys to develop active and selective catalysts. This work will involve hands-on experience in synthesizing nanomaterials, characterizing them via spectroscopic methods, and analyzing reaction kinetics. We expect that the results of this study will ultimately allow us to provide catalyst design strategies and support the economic viability of CO2 conversion processes.
Grand Challenge: Develop carbon sequestration methods.
Stephanie Kwon, email@example.com
Knowledge of reaction kinetics (CBEN-418) is recommended but not required. Good work ethics, teamwork, and communication skills are needed.
TIME COMMITMENT (HRS/WK)
The student will gain hands-on experience in synthesizing nanomaterials, characterizing them via spectroscopic methods, and analyzing reaction kinetics.
I will meet the student on weekly basis.
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