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 new materials and membranes that enable energy-efficient separation of gas mixtures, as required in the clean use of fossil fuels and in reducing emissions from industry. Particular emphasis is placed on separations that reduce CO2 emissions from power plants and energy-intensive gas separations in industry and agriculture.

Research Topics

hydrogen and fuel cells, mechanical behavior, separations, 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

  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • 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)

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