Dr. Castaldi Featured on French TV for his Research Collaboration

Professor Castaldi was featured on French TV for his research collaborations with Ecole des Mines, Albi investigating the valorization of biomass.  In this segment, the TV show is highlighting the conversion of biomass to energy and to produce a char that has been demonstrated to be an effective catalyst in harsh environments.

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CCL graduate Dr. Swanand Tupsakhare starts work at Southern Research

CCL recent graduate Swanand Tupsakhare embarks on new career leveraging some of the skills acquired during his time with the CCL team. Swanand joined Southern Research’s Energy and Environment division in Durham, NC as a Post Doc Chemical Engineer in January 2018. Swanand’s work will focus on the separation of impurities and by-products in the process involving the conversion of Biomass to Acrylonitrile​, funded by DOE-BETO. ​He is also involved in the research to develop carbon utilization technologies at Southern Research. Congratulations Swanand!

Dr. Marco Castaldi, Dr. Simona Ciuta, and Demetra Tsiamis published a book titled “Gasification of Waste Materials”

Dr. Marco J Castaldi, Dr. Simona Ciuta, and Demetra Tsiamis published a book on waste gasification and pyrolysis. This textbook explores the most recent gasification technologies developed worldwide to convert solid wastes to energy, synthesis gas, and chemical products. The authors examine the thermodynamic aspects, reaction mechanisms, and kinetic constraints of using various types of wastes as feedstock.

The book is recommended for engineering researchers, graduate students, industry professionals, municipal engineers, and decision makers when planning, designing, and deploying waste to energy projects.

More information can be found at the Elsevier website- Gasification of Waste Materials

Undergraduate Student Dane Fearon Entering the Work Force

CCL member Dane Fearon will be graduating this summer with Magna Cum Laude distinction and moving on to a position as a process engineer in the Management, Technology, and Engineering Division of Corning Incorporated. He is very excited and mentioned that it would not be possible without the lessons learned and experience gained within Combustion & Catalysis Labs.