Professor Miao Yu
has recently received the Neil Yeoman Innovation Award
from the AIChE
for his outstanding contributions to solving energy and environmental problems using nanoporous materials. The emission of carbon dioxide (CO), mainly caused by the combustion of fossil fuels, has increased sharply since the 1900s, and is the most significant driver of global warming, ocean acidification, and climate change. Targeting efficient CO capture from both point sources and the atmosphere, Yu’s group is engineering various nanoporous materials as the basic building blocks to design and generate unique advanced nanostructures to either selectively adsorb CO (by adsorbents) or allow selective permeation of CO (by membranes).