FROM CARBON DIOXIDE TO FUEL

The University of Delaware’s Feng Jiao (center) has received funding to study production of alcohols from carbon dioxide flue gas.

UD’s Feng Jiao wins DOE funding to produce alcohols from CO2 flue gas

February 23, 2017

Modern society’s extensive use of fossil fuels has led to unprecedented atmospheric carbon dioxide levels with widespread climate impacts.

Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration is one of the technologies under investigation to mitigate CO2 emissions associated with coal-fired power plants.

However, according to the University of Delaware’s Feng Jiao, large-scale CO2 sequestration poses risks to the environment from leakage. Other disadvantages include limited efficient geological repositories and high transportation and compression costs.

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GO AWAY GREENHOUSE GAS

Bingjun Xu has won the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.

NSF Career Award to focus on electrochemical reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide

February 15, 2017

The University of Delaware’s Bingjun Xu has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to address electrochemical reduction of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

The five-year, $523,000 grant, “Elucidating Molecular Level Interplay Between Catalysts and Electrolytes in Electrochemical Reduction of CO2,” was awarded through NSF’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems.

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APRIL 17: NAMED PROFESSOR LECTURE

Dion Vlachos, who has been named the Allan and Myra Ferguson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will deliver his inaugural lecture April 17.

UD’s Dion Vlachos will address global energy, water, food needs

February 13, 2017

The University of Delaware’s Dion Vlachos, who has been named the Allan and Myra Ferguson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4 p.m., Monday, April 17, in Room 104 Gore Hall.

A reception will follow at 5 p.m. in the DuPont Hall Lobby. Those who plan to attend should RSVP by email to Sue Zatto.

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Catalysis Club of Philadelphia

Maura "Molly" Koehle

Maura “Molly” Koehle

Congratulations to Molly Koehle, a winner of the CCP Student Poster Competition. The Catalysis Club of Philadelphia is very proud of this event and views it as one of the region’s premier opportunities for graduate students to showcase their work with the local chemical industry professionals. All graduate students whose work is either directly or indirectly related to catalysis science and technology are encouraged to submit entries. The competition is an annual event and restricted to graduate students only. Post-docs and senior undergraduates are welcome to present their posters but are not eligible for prizes.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING HONORS

The University of Delaware's Yushan Yan (second from right) has been selected to receive the 2016 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

The University of Delaware’s Yushan Yan (second from right) has been selected to receive the 2016 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Yan wins AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award

November 21, 2016
Yushan Yan, Distinguished Engineering Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been selected to receive the 2016 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He is being honored for “breakthrough contributions to the development of nanoporous thin films and nanocatalysts for fuel cells.” The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of nanoscale science and engineering in the field of chemical engineering through scholarship, education or service.

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