Materials for Energy and Environment

Large sized graphene tube.

Our research in Materials for Energy and Environment focuses on nanotechnology, advanced polymers, innovative catalysts, electrode materials, colloids, and self-assembly and crystallization phenomena. 

By integrating theoretical and experimental approaches to materials research, our students and faculty study and synthesize both soft and hard materials for practical applications to address key challenges in energy, environment, and health. Core components of chemical engineering including transport phenomena, thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics/reaction engineering are applied throughout our materials research activities, differentiating our approaches from those typically pursued by chemists and materials scientists.

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