A former high school student research, Ms. Ellen Farrelly, has continued her commitment to do good for society. Ellen did research with CCL during her Junior year of High School investigating biomass gasification. During her research, she went into such detail that she grew her own biomass to ensure she knew all the properties and history of the feedstock to better inform her results. In the attached link you can see that Ellen has not lost her drive to do good for the world. CCL is proud to have her as an alumna and is looking forward to seeing the amazing things she will do for the world in the future. Thank you, Ellen!”
The CCL team is pleased to welcome Professor Beatrice Castellani from the University of Perugia. Prof. Castellani will be conducting experiments on our methane hydrate research reactor over the next couple of weeks working with Connie Aleman (CCNY ChE undergraduate student), Yegor Nikitin (CCNY PhD candidate) and Daniel Tan, research engineer. Professor Castellani’s visit continues the CCNY/University of Perugia collaboration that started in 2014 with a visit from Giacomo Rossetti (Giacomo info) who worked with Swanand Tupsakhare over the course of 5 months. Currently a CCL Alumnus, Deepak Sharma, is conducting his PhD studies with Prof. Castellani’s team at the Terni lab of the University of Perugia. Again, welcome Prof. Castellani.
On December 12, 2019, Professor Kwon, second from left, poses with the other select winners and Mr. Jang Myung-ho, vice president of the Doosan Foundation. The ceremony was held in Bexco, Busan, Korea. We are all very proud of Professor Kwon for his award and excellent work he has been doing over the years. Congratulations from CCL past and present! read more
On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, Robyn Smith grad student at City College of New York and a team member of CCL research group defended her thesis Elucidation of the Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Methane Utilizing the One-of-a-Kind Catalytic Shock Tube Technique. Congratulation!!
Castaldi was recently quoted in a recent Chemical & Engineering News
(C&EN) feature. The article by Alexander Tullo presents the issues
associated with plastic waste. The article “Plastic has a problem; is chemical recycling the solution?” published October
6, 2019 C&EN VOL. 97, ISSUE 39 details how new and existing conversion
technologies are planning to process the plastic wastes that are not or cannot
be recycled. Currently about 9% of plastics are recycled because the
public does not separate their waste enough, the markets for recycled material
are weak and product performance dictates exacting properties which recycled
material normally cannot meet. To read more please visit https://cen.acs.org/environment/recycling/Plastic-problem-chemical-recycling-solution/97/i39.