Sustainable Energy, Environment & Particle Technology and Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Research
Professor Park is currently leading a worldwide multidisciplinary NSF Research Coordination Network devoted to CCUS. Further information can be found here.

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Research

Park group's research interests include: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS), Sustainable energy conversion systems, Synthesis of hydrogen and liquid fuels from unconventional energy sources such as shale gas and wastes, Particle technology, Electrostatic charging phenomena in multiphase flows and Electrostatic tomography. The specific on-going research efforts of Park's group include the fundamental studies of novel organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials for application in carbon capture and conversion, tailored synthesis of engineered carbon-neutral filler materials, in-situ and ex-situ carbon mineralization and production of hydrogen and liquid fuels from biomass and solid municipal wastes with integrated carbon sequestration.

Park Research

The Park Group in December 2011

Group Photo

Front, left to right: Kyle Fricker, David Dogon, Huangjing Zhao, Greeshma Gadikota, Tom Ferguson, Xiaozhou Helios Zhou

Back, left to right: Patrick Han, Andrew Lin, Alissa Park, Chenchen Feng, Youngjune Park, Edward Swanson, Andrew Lepore, Harry Liu

Missing members: Sonali Bhatnagar, Govind Nadadur, Camille Petit

News

November 3-8, 2013 Professor Park gives an invited talk at the symposium titled “Carbon dioxide capture from power generation,” and “KIChE Open Forum,” at the AIChE annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.

October 14-18, 2013 Professor Park gives a keynote lecture at the 7th Sino-U.S. Conference of Chemical Engineering, "Electrostatic Charging and Entrainment Behaviors of Particulate Systems in Multiphase Flows,” Beijing, China.

September 8-12, 2013 Professor Park gives an invited talk at the ACS National Meeting, the session titled “Materials and Technologies for CO2 Capture, Sequestration, and Conversion,” Indianapolis, IN.

Aug. 20, 2013 Professor Park gives a keynote lecture, the Ann. Conference on Steel Making, POSCO, Pohang, Korea.

August 13, 2013 Professor Park gives an invited seminar at Hyundai Heavy Industry, Ulsan, Korea.

August 7-10, 2013 Professor Park is a featured speaker at 2013UKC, East Rutherford, NJ.

August 1-2, 2013 Professor Park gives an invited talk at the 3rd Emerging Information and Technology Association (EITA) - Young Investigator Conference, “the Workshop 3: New Materials Science and Engineering, Nanotechnology and New Green Energy,” MIT, Boston, MA.

June 23-27, 2013 Professor Park gives an invited talk at the 12th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU XII), Washington DC.

June 16-20, 2013 Professor Park gives a keynote lecture at the 35th Annual General Meeting of International Fine Particle Research Institute (IFPRI): Professor Robert Pfeffer Symposium, Newark, DE.

 

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April 17th, 2013 Professor Park gives an invited lecture at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University.

April 3rd, 2013 Professor Park gives an invited lecture at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University.

March 18th, 2013 Professor Park gives an invited lecture at the Department of Chemistry, City College of New York.

March 6th, 2013 Professor Park gives an invited lecture at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology.

February 22nd, 2013 Professor Park gives an invited lecture at the Geology, Earth Science and Oceanography (GEOS) Series, City University of New York, New York, NY.

December 13th, 2012 Professor Park is an invited speaker for the ULTRA (Universal Linkage for Top Research Advice) program by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Seoul, Korea.

December 10th, 2012 Professor Park gives an invited lecture at the Department of Chemical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

December 2012 A new Park group paper! Congratulations Kyle!
K. Fricker& A.-H. A. Park*, “Effect of H2O on Mg(OH)2 Carbonation Pathways for Combined CO2Capture and Storage,” Chemical Engineering Science, (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2012.12.027 <pdf File>

November 28th, 2012 Professor Park gives an invited lecture at the Department of Chemical Engineering, UC Berkeley.

November 6th, 2012 Professor Park gives a keynote lecture at the 2012 International Forum on Accelerated Weathering and Carbonation for Mineral Sequestration, Taipei, Taiwan.

October 25th, 2012 Professor Park gives an invited seminar at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, Annandale, NJ.

October 15th, 2012 Professor Park gives an invited talk at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA.

August 9th, 2012 Professor Park is an invited speaker for the ULTRA (Universal Linkage for Top Research Advice) program by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Los Angeles, CA.

July 18th, 2012 Professor Park gives an invited lecture at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Stony Brook University.

August 19th, 2012 Prof. Park gives an invited talk at the symposium titled “Green Chemistry in Energy and Fuels,” ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

August 9th, 2012 Prof. Park gives the prestigious invited lecture for the ULTRA (Universal Linkage for Top Research Advice) program hosted by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Los Angeles, CA

July 18th, 2012 Prof. Park gives a department seminar, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Stony Brook University

July 16th, 2012 Prof. Park gives an invited lecture, “Big Questions in Energy”, World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellows Training – Global Sustainability and Complexity, The Earth Institute and the School of Continuing Education, Columbia University

July 2012 Prof. Park receives a new NSF SEES Research Coordination Network grant on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Stroage!

June 2012 A new Park group paper!
K. S. Lackner, S. Brennan, J. Matter, A.-H. A. Park*, A. Wright & R. van der Zwaan*, “The Urgency of the Development of CO2 Capture from Ambient Air,” PNAS (2012). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1108765109

June 2012 A new Park group paper! Congratulations Tom!
T. E. Ferguson, Y. Park, C. Petit & A.-H. A. Park*, “Novel Approach to Hydrogen Production with Suppressed COx Generation from a Model Biomass Feedstock,” Energy & Fuels, 26, 4486-4496 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/ef300653b

June 2012 Two visiting scholars also join Park group from June to July. Dr. Raghubir Gupta (Vice President, Energy Technology Division, Research Triangle Institute International) and Dr. Claudio Natali (Post-doctoral researcher at Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy). Welcome!

Summer 2012 Kelli (high school teacher), Hannah (undergraduate student) and Isabella & Olivia (high school students) join Park group for research experience. Welcome!

May 2012 Andrew and David’s graduation! Congratulations again!

March 2012 Prof. Park gives an invited talk at the symposium titled “Physical Chemistry of CO2 Separation,” ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA

March 2012 Park group receives a new grant from POSCO on particle technology!

February 17th, 2012 Prof. Park gives an invited talk at Capital District E-Week (Chemical Engineering Track), Albany, NY

February 1st, 2012 Youngjune starts his new position at SK Energy in South Korea. Congratulations!

February 2012 Prof. Park gives an invited talk at the APCChE 2012 (The 14th Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress), Singapore

January 11th, 2012 Andrew successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations! He joins Prof. Na’s research group at University of Notre Dame as a post-doctoral researcher on Jan. 20th, 2012.


December 2011 A new Park group paper! Congratulations Camile, Youngjune and Andrew!
C. Petit, Y. Park, K. A. Lin & A.-H. A. Park*, “Spectroscopic Investigation of the Canopy Configurations in Nanoparticle Organic Hybrid Materials of Various Grafting Densities during CO2 Capture,” Journal Physical Chemistry C, (2011). DOI: 10.1021/jp210391c

November 7-10, 2011 Prof. Park gives an invited talk at the 6th Sino-US Joint Conference of Chemical Engineering, Beijing, China

October 2011 A new Park group paper! Congratulations Youngjune!
Y. Park, D. Shin, Y. N. Jang & A.-H. A. Park*, “CO2 Solubility and Swelling Measurements of Liquid-like Nanoparticle Organic Hybrid Materials using ATR FT-IR,” Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, (2011). DOI: 10.1021/je200623b

September 2011 Tom presents his poster at the Congressional Capital Hill Reception as a part of his Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship. Great job!

Fall 2011 Three MS students join Park group. Welcome Govind, Chenchen and Sonali!

Fall 2011 Prof. Park is elected as the chair of the Area 3 Group B – Fluidization and Fluid-Particle Systems, Particle Technology Forum, AIChE 

August 2011 A new Park group paper! Congratulations Youngjune and Andrew!
Y. Park, J. Decatur, K. A. Lin & A.-H. A. Park*, “Investigation of CO2 Capture Mechanisms of Liquid-like Nanoparticle Organic Hybrid Materials via Structural Characterization,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, (2011). DOI: 10.1039/c1cp22631b

July 2011 A joint paper with the Cornell group! Congratulations Tom!
N. Hansen, T. E. Ferguson, J. E. Panels, A.-H. A. Park* and Y. L. Joo*, “In organic Nanofibers with Tailored Placement of Nanocatalysts for Hydrogen Production via Alkaline Hydrolysis of Glucose,” Nanotechnology, 22, 325302 (13pp), (2011). DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/32/325302

June 2011 Giovanna (visiting PhD student from University of Rom “Tor Vergata” in Italy) and Aron (visiting undergraduate student from Stanford University) – welcome to Park group!

June 2011 A new Park group paper! Congratulations Andrew!
K. A. Lin & A.-H. A. Park*, “Effects of Bonding Types and Functional Groups on CO2 Capture using Novel Multiphase System of Liquid-like Nanoparticle Organic Hybrid Materials,” Environmental Science and Technology, (2011). DOI: 10.1021/es200146g

June 2011 A new joint paper with Prof. D. H. Lee’s group!
B.-S. Chun, D. H. Lee*, N. Epstein, J. R. Grace, A.-H. A. Park*, S. D. Kim & J. K. Lee, “Layer Inversion and Mixing of Binary Solids in Two- and Three-Phase Fluidized Beds,” Chemical Engineering Science, 66, 3180-3184, (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2011.02.041

June 2011 Ed receives the Honorable Mention for the Link Foundation Energy Fellowship

April 11, 2011 Prof. Park gives an invited lecture at the Korean Mission to the UN, New York, NY

March 2011 Park group receives a new grant from POSCO on particle technology!

March 2011 Park group receives a new grant from Korea Institute of Geology, Mining and Materials (KIGAM) in Korea

January 27, 2011 Prof. Park gives a department seminar at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University

January 22, 2011 Prof. Park is the Distinguished Speaker at the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit 2011: The Next Generation of Women Leaders Transforming the World, New York, NY

January 2011 A new joint paper with Prof. D. Xie!
D. Xie, J. Yu, F. Wang, N. Zhang, W. Wang, H. Yu, F. Peng & A.-H. A. Park*, “Hydrogen Permeability of Pd-Ag Membrane Modules with Porous Stainless Steel Substrates,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36, 1014-1026 (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.10.030.

December 10-12, 2010 Prof. Park gives a Plenary lecture at the 3rd US-China Symposium on CO2 Emission Control Science & Technology in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

December 3, 2010 Prof. Park gives an invited seminar at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in Italy

December 2010 A new book chapter on chemical looping from Park group!
A.-H. A. Park*, P. Gupta, F. Li, D. Sridhar & L.-S. Fan, “Novel Applications of Chemical Looping Technologies,” Chemical Looping Systems for Fossil Energy Conversions, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Hoboken, NJ, pp. 363-402 (2010). DOI: 10.1002/9780470872888.ch6

November 30, 2010 Prof. Park gives a Keynote lecture at ACEME10: Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Materials Engineering, Turku, Finland

November 2010 Prof. Park receives James Lee Young Investigator Award!

October 13, 2010 Prof. Park gives a department seminar at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

September 23, 2010 Prof. Park gives an invited Lecture at the University of Delaware Energy & Sustainability 2010 conference

September 2010 A new joint paper with Prof. Giannelis’ group!
G. Qi, Y. Wang, L. Estevez, X. Duan, N. Anako, A.-H. A. Park*, W. Li, C. W. Jones & E. P. Giannelis*, “High Efficiency Nanocomposite Sorbent for CO2 Capture based on Amine-Functionalized Mesoporous Capsules,” Energy & Environmental Science, 4, 444-452, (2010). DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00213E.

September 2010 Andi (visiting MS student from ETH Zurich) – welcome to Park group!

Fall 2010 Greeshma receives Travel Grant Award given by the Earth Institute at Columbia University

Fall 2010 David (MS student) – welcome to Park group!

Summer 2010 Ed (PhD student) – welcome to Park group!

June 2, 2010 Prof. Park gives an invited seminar at Specialty Minerals Inc., Bethlehem, PA

June 2010 Park group receives the prestigious ARPA-E grant! ($1.6 million over three years, funded by DOE)

May 2010 A new Park group paper! Congratulations Huangjing and Nathan!
H. Zhao, N. Dadap & A.-H. A. Park*, “Tailored Synthesis of Precipitated Magnesium Carbonates as Carbon-Neutral Filler Materials during Carbon Mineral Sequestration,” Fluidization XIII, 821-828, (2010).

April 28, 2010 Prof. Park gives a department seminar at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

April 6, 2010 Prof. Park gives an Invited talk at the AIChE New Haven Section

February 1, 2010 Prof. Park gives a department seminar at the Department of Chemical Engineering, the City College of New York

Spring 2010 Greeshma (MS/PhD student) – welcome to Park group!

December 3-4, 2009 Prof. Park gives an invited keynote lecture at the KOR-US International Workshop on Green Science & Technology, Daejeon, Korea

November 11, 2009 Prof. Park is invited to discuss with Mr. Bill Gates on the topic of energy for the poor, The Earth Institute

November 5, 2009 Prof. Park gives a department seminar at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Rhodes Island

September 21, 2009 Prof. Park meets with the Republic of Korea’s first lady, Kim Yoon-ok, to discuss the role of the next generation of female leaders

September 2009 Park group receives two new DOE grants on carbon sequestration training and education!

September 2009 Park group receives a grant from Climax Global Energy on Waste-to-energy!

September 2009 Kyle receives the WTERT Fellowship given by the Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University

Fall 2009 Kyle and Xiaozhou (MS/PhD students) – welcome to Park group!

August 2009 A new book chapter from Park group!
K. S. Lackner, A.-H. A. Park* & B. G. Miller, “Eliminating CO2 Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants,” Carbon Constrained: Future of Electricity Generation, Edited by F. P. Sioshansi, Elsevier, 127-173, (2009).

August 2009 A new Park group paper!
H. R. Kim, D. H. Lee, L.-S. Fan & A.-H. A. Park*, “Synthesis of Iron-based Chemical Looping Sorbents Integrated with pH Swing Carbon Mineral Sequestration,” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 9, 7422-7427 (2009). DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2009.1754

July 16-19, 2009 Prof. Park is invited as an expert panelist on “Hydrogen Fuel Cell” for the ULTRA (Universal Linkage for Top Research Advice) program by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Raleigh, NC

July 2009 Park group receives a new DOE grant on carbon monitoring, verification and accounting!

April 14, 2009 Prof. Park gives an invited talk at the Regional Meeting of the National Academy of Engineering
April 2009 Park group receives a new NSF grant on carbon storage!

April 2009 Prof. Park receives NSF CAREER Award!

March 2009 Youngjune (post-doctoral researcher) – welcome to Park group!

December 4, 2008 Prof. Park gives a department seminar at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University

November 2008 Prof. Park is appointed as the member of the Societal Impact Operating Council of AIChE

September 18-19, 2008 Prof. Park gives an invited talk at the International Conference on Sustainable Energy, Taipei, Taiwan

September 2008 Laura (visiting MS student from University of Rome “La Sapienza” in Italy) – welcome to Park group!

Fall 2008 Andrew, Huangjing and Tom (MS/PhD students) – welcome to Park group!

August 2008 A new book chapter from Park group!
A.-H. A. Park*, K. Lackner & L.-S. Fan, “Carbon Sequestration,” Hydrogen Fuel: Production, Transport and Storage, Edited by Ram Gupta, CRC Press, 569-601, (2008).

August 2008 A new book chapter from Park group!
A.-H. A. Park*, C. Zhu & L.-S. Fan, “Particle Technology,” Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2008). DOI: 10.1002/0471238961.partpark.a01

June 2008 Park group receives a new grant from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) as a part of the KAUST-Cornell Center for Research and Education

May 29-30, 2008 Prof. Park gives an invited talk at the 2nd U.S. – China Symposium on CO2 Emissions Control Science & Technology, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China (May 29-30, 2008).

May 2008 Prof. Park receives a Research Fellowship of the University Diversity Initiative, Columbia University!

May 2008 Prof. Park was elected as the executive committee member of the Particle Technology Forum of the AIChE

May 2008 Park group receives a new grant from ORICA Ltd., in Australia on carbon mineralization!

January 2008 Prof. Donghyun Lee (visiting professor from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea) – welcome to Park group!

December 12-13, 2007 Prof. Park gives an invited talk at the International Workshop on the Sustainable Energy, Taipei, Taiwan

Octember 4, 2007 Prof. Park gives an invited lecture on “Technologies for the Future – Solutions and Challenges to Consider,” at the Natural Gas & Climate Change Forum hosted by the American Gas Foundation (AGF), Washington, DC



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