ChE Assistant Professor Sunho Choi’s paper “Effect of the structural constituents of metal organic frameworks on carbon dioxide capture” was ranked 3rd in the category of Most Downloaded Microporous and Mesoporous Materials Articles in the past 90 days.
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- B.S. (Materials Science and Engineering) Hanyang University, Korea, 2000
- Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering) University of Minnesota, MN, 2008
- S. Choi, M. L. Gray, C. W. Jones, Amine-tethered Solid Adsorbents Coupling High Adsorption Capacity and Regenerability for CO2 Capture Applications Including the air Capture, ChemSusChem, 4(5), 2011, 628-635
- S. Choi, J. Drese, M. Gray, R.R. Chance, P. Eisenberger, C. Jones, Application of Amine-tethered Solid Sorbents for Direct CO2 Capture from the Ambient Air, Environmental Science and Technology, 45(6), 2011, 2420-2427
- W. Kim, S. Choi, S. Nair, Swelling, Functionalization, and Structural Changes of the Nanoporous Layered Silicates AMH-3 and MCM-22, Langmuir, 27(12), 2011, 7892-7901
- J.H. Lee, P.I. Zapata, S. Choi, J.C. Meredith, Effect of Nanowhisker-modified Zeolites on Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Poly(vinyl acetate) Composites with Pure-silica MFI, Polymer, 51(24), 2010, 5744-5755
- L. Wei, C.S. Gill, S. Choi, C.W. Jones, Recoverable & Recyclable Magnetic Nanoparticle Supported Aluminum Isopropoxide for Ring-opening Polymerization of e-Caprolactone, Dalton Transactions, 39(6), 2010, 1470-1472
The primary focus of our research is in demonstrating innovative processing strategies for nanostructured materials and functional hybrids engineered for challenging applications in clean and renewable energy.
Based on the comprehensive understanding of synthetic chemistry and structure-property relationship with careful characterization of nanostructures and their functionality, we study the fundamentals and application of nanostructure interfacial engineering that entails molecular design and rational synthesis of nanostructured materials and hybrids for membranes, catalysts, and adsorbents with tailored properties.
Nanostructured materials and functional hybrids developed in this research can be incorporated in engineering devices for the application of carbon capture and sequestration, chemical sensors, fuel cells, and production/purification/storage of renewable energy such as hydrogen.
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Written by David Urick, a second year Chemical Engineering student.
19 COE faculty were recipients of FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $500K dollars of investment in research.