Centers

CGS

Center for Gas Separations Relevant to Clean Energy Technologies

Director(s):

Berend Smit
 

Lead Institution:

University of California, Berkeley
 

Mission:

To develop new strategies and materials that allow for energy efficient gas separations based on molecule-specific chemical interactions, with a focus on carbon capture.
 

Research Topics:

membrane, carbon capture, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)
 

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: polymer, ionic liquid, porous
 
INTERFACES: gas/solid
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 3D
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:


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

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


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

 


BES Staff Contact:

P. Thiyagarajan (Thiyaga)
 
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