Department of Chemistry



Profs. Jennifer Laaser and Sean Garrett-Roe receive grant to develop new clean energy technologies

September 15, 2022 - 12:37pm

A research team led by Profs. Jennifer Laaser and Sean Garrett-Roe from the Department of Chemistry and Prof. Clyde Daly from Haverford College have received an award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop novel materials for carbon dioxide separation. The grant, titled “Mechanism of CO2 capture in ionic liquid composite materials,” was funded as part of the DOE’s Carbon Negative Shot, which aims to accelerate breakthroughs related to clean energy solutions within the decade. The team is using ultrafast spectroscopy (Garrett-Roe), advanced materials design (Laaser), and computation (Daly, Haverford) to test how doubly-polymerizable ionic liquid membranes separate carbon dioxide from nitrogen. 

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