Center for Gas Separations Relevant to Clean Energy Technologies (CGS)

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Jeffrey Long

Lead Institution

University of California, Berkeley

Year Established



To develop the fundamental science necessary for tailor-making materials and membranes for the efficient separation of gas mixtures, particularly as required in the clean use of fossil fuels and in the generation of alternative fuels.

Research Topics

hydrogen and fuel cells, mechanical behavior, membrane, carbon capture, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)

Materials Studied

Materials: polymer, porous

Interfaces: organic/oxide, organic/organic, gas/solid

Nanostructured Materials: 3D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling, high-throughput screening methods


Partner Institutions

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology 
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Minnesota

BES Staff Contact

P. Thiyagarajan (Thiyaga)

Last modified: 3/5/2016 8:03:30 PM