CCL welcome Prof. Castellani

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.

Professor Eilhann Kwon, CCL Alumni, has received the prestigious Doosan Yeongang Environmental Science Award.

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

A recent article quote Prof Castaldi

Professor 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.