Sustainable Energy, Environment & Particle Technology and Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Research

Post-Doctoral ResearcherS

Junfeng Wang

Junfeng Wang
(June 2013 – Present)

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China

Research Topic: Nanoparticle Organic Hybrid Materials for CO2 Capture, Catalysis for Solar Energy Conversion.

Email:

Student Office: 1045B Mudd (212-851-0242)

Labs: 1046 Mudd (212-854-0298), ET381 (212-851-5835) and ET390 (212-854-8835)

Ph.D. Students

Huangjing Zhao

Huangjing Zhao
(Fall 2008 – Present)

M.S. Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
B.S. Chemical Eng., Tsinghua University, China

Research Topic: Carbon mineral sequestration using Ca- and Mg-bearing minerals and tailored synthesis of carbon neutral filler materials

Email: hz2206@columbia.edu

Tom Ferguson

Tom Ferguson
(Fall 2008 – Present)

M.S. Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
B.S. Physics and Astronomy, Vassar College

Research Topic: Hydrogen Production from Biomass with Combined Carbon Capture

Email: tef2108@columbia.edu

Kyle Fricker

Kyle Fricker
(Fall 2009 – Present)

M.S. Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Florida

Research Topic: Carbonation in Mineral Derived Sorbent Systems with Focus on Enhanced Water-Gas Shift Reaction via Integrated Mineral Carbonation

Email: kjf2123@columbia.edu

Xiazhou Zhou

Xiaozhou (Helios) Zhou
(Fall 2009 - Present)

M.S. Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
B.S. Environmental Engineering, Shanghai University, China

Research Topic: Mixing and fluidization behavior of binary system of different sizes and densities + CCS technology for the POSCO's FINEX process & Dry magnetic separation of serpentine and Effect of electrostatic charges on hydrodynamics of fluidized beds

Email: xz2220@columbia.edu

Edward Swanson

Edward Swanson
(Spring 2009 - Present)

M.S. McGill, M.Eng McGill, Canada
B.Eng McGill, M.Eng McGill, Canada

Research Topic: Carbon mineralization as a combined capture and storage process for the mitigation of carbon emissions from fossil fuel-based power plants.

Email: ejs2163@columbia.edu

Greeshma Gadikota

Greeshma Gadikota
(Spring 2010 - Present)

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Columbia University

Research Topic: In-situ Carbon Mineralization: Geo-Chemo-Mechanical Studies for Permanent CO2 Storage in Geologic Reservoirs.

Email: ge2131@caa.columbia.edu

Maxim Stonor

Maxim Stonor
(Fall 2012- Present)

Research Topic: Synthesis of COx-free Hydrogen from Biogenic Wastes

Email:mrs2245@columbia.edu

Masters Students

Alison Fankhauser

Alison Fankhauser
(Fall 2012 - Present)

B.A. Chemistry and Mathematics, Lewis & Clark College

Research topic: Mineral dissolution kinetics pertaining to in situ carbon mineralization.

Email:amf2211@columbia.edu

Haojun Zhu

Haojun Zhu
(Fall 2012 - Present)

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
B.Eng Pharmaceutical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, China

Research topic: Electrostatic phenomena in multiphase flow system and electrostatic tomography.

Email:hz2283@columbia.edu

Nabil Ashraf Sisani

Nabil Ashraf Sisani
(Fall 2011 - Present)

B.S. Applied Chemistry, Baha'i Institute for Higher Education, Iran

Research topic: Enhanced WGS via in-situ carbonationof Mg sorbent for the WTFuel technology

Email:na2502@columbia.edu

Zidu Tang

Zidu Tang
(Summer 2012 - Present)

B.S. Materials Science, Nanjing University, China

Research topic: Enhanced WGS via in-situ carbonation of Mg sorbent for the WTFuel technology (NSF CAREER).

Email: zt2161@columbia.edu

Undergraduate Research Students

William Li

William Li
(Spring 2013- Present)

B.S. Chemical Engineering, expected 2015

Research topic: Hydrogen Production from Biomass with Combined Carbon Capture

Email: wl2375@columbia.edu

Frederick Enea

Frederick Enea
(Spring 2013- Present)

Maimun Siraj

Maimun Siraj
(Summer 2013 - Present)

Other members

Kelli

Kelli Buck
(Summer 2012 - Present)
High School Science Teacher, Brooklyn Theater Arts High School

Alyssa

Alyssa Lee
(Summer 2013)
High School Student, Peddie School, NJ

Ian

Ian Miller
(2011-Present)
High School Science Teacher, Birch Wathen Lenox School, NY

Flora

Flora Uwadiegwu
(Summer 2013)
Undergraduate Chemistry Student, St. Joseph's College

FORMER MEMBERS

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Camille Petit (Spring 2011– June 2013)
Current position: Faculty, Imperial College of London

Hyun Woo Kang (November 2012 – June 2013): Ph.D. from Department of Chemical Engineering, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea: Currently at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (2013 – present)

Youngjune Park (Spring 2009 – Spring 2012)
Current position: SK Energy, South Korea

DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Kun-Yi (Andrew) Lin (Fall 2008 – Spring 2012)
Current position: Assistant Professor, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

MASTERS STUDENTS

David Dogon (Fall 2010)
Current position: Ph.D. Student, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Tim Sharobem (co-advisor: Professor Marco Castaldi) (Spring 2009)
Current position: Ph.D. Student, Columbia University

Biling Ding (Spring 2009)

Yin (Kevin) Ju (co-advisor: Professor Siu-Wai Chan) (Spring 2009)

Nkechi Anako (Fall 2008)

Luca Nencetti (Fall 2008)

 

VISITING SCHOLARS

Dr. Raghubir Gupta (Summer 2012)
Vice President
Energy Technology Division, Research Triangle Institute International

Claudio Natali (Summer 2012)
Post Doctoral Researcher
Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy

Dong Hyun Lee (Spring 2008 – Spring 2009)
Professor
Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Website: http://web.skku.edu/~dhlee/

Laura Simone (Fall 2008)
Graduate Student
University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Italy

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Hanna Chao (fall 2011 – spring 2013), Patrick Han (summer 2011 – summer 2012), Tyler Lancaster (fall 2011 – spring 2012), Shivrat Chhabra (fall 2011 – spring 2012), Sloka Gundala (fall 2011 – spring 2012), Olivier Jin (fall 2011 – spring 2012), Garrison Turner (fall 2011 –spring 2012), Andrew Lepore (summer 2011 – spring 2012), Harry Liu (summer 2011 – spring 2012), Dwayne Wang (spring 2011 – spring 2012), Lia Bersin (spring 2011 – summer 2011), Narayan Subranmanian (spring 2010 – present), Justin Chow (spring 2010 – present), Dolly Shin (fall 2008 – present), Eliot Wycoff (spring 2008 – fall 2009), Nathan Dadap (fall 2007 – fall 2009), Alex McCurdy (summer 2009 – fall 2009), Zak Accuardi (spring 2009), Jae Hun Kim (spring 2009), Judy Kim (fall 2008 – summer 2009), Lauren Fong (fall 2007 – spring 2009), Ramya Pratiwadi (fall 2007 – spring 2009), Alan Giam (summer 2008 – spring 2009)

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Michael Sun (Bergen County Academies, fall 2012 – spring 2013), Isabella Grabski (Bergen County Academies, summer 2012), Sunny Joo (summer 2011), Kiju Nam (summer 2011), Robin Guo (summer 2011), Justin Delafontaine (summer 2011), Gina Puccinelli (summer 2010), Victoria Nadile (summer 2009 & 2010), Daeyeop Kim (summer 2008 & 2009)



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