Carbon Engineering

capture, sequestration, utilization, and novel processes

Carbon engineering is a framework in which the flow of carbon through the environment is redesigned to minimize harmful emissions and wasted energy. Research in this area includes capturing and sequestering carbon dioxide, reutilizing carbon in enhanced oil recovery, creating novel carbon materials from waste products.

Meet the experts

David Bayless

Department Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Air Pollution Control, Algae, Algal Bio-fuels, Alternative Fuel, Bio-reactor, Biodiesel, Blue-Green Algae, Coal, Energy, Gassification of Coal and Biomass, Leadership Development, Mechanical Engineering, Power Generation, Shale and Shale Energy

Baojun Bai

Professor
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Research Interests

Water management; conformance control; enhanced oil recovery (EOR); CO2 EOR and storage; geological carbon storage; fluid flow in porous media;  unconventional oil and gas development

Abdulmohsin Imqam

Assistant Professor
Petroleum Engineering

Research Interests

Wellbore integrity; enhanced oil recovery from unconventional and conventional resources; hydraulic fracture stimulation

Xinhua Liang

Associate Professor
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Research Interests

Nanostructure materials for catalysis, energy storage and water treatment; batteris; solid oxide fuel cells/ supercapacitors; atomic/molecular layer deposition

Angela Lueking

Associate Dean for Research
College of Engineering and Computing

Research Interests

Separations, hydrogen and methane storage; carbon materials for energy applications; conversion of carbon waste to value-added products; surface science; advanced characterization

Monday Okoronkwo

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Research Interests

Materials for infrastructure; waste immobilization

Fateme Rezaei

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Research Interests

Carbon capture and utilization, olefin/paraffin separation; hybrid separation processes; flue gas cleanup; methane storage

Joseph Smith

Laufer Endowed Energy Chair Professor
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Research Interests

Hybrid energy systems; fuels combustion and gasification, industrial gas flare design, operation, and regulation; process modeling, monitoring, control, and operation