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The Combustion and Catalysis Lab is directed by Professor Marco J. Castaldi. The main focus is the thermal and catalytic conversion of carbon based material to desired products. For example, municipal solid waste and biomass to synthetic fuels, liquid fuels to hydrogen and greenhouse gases (carbon-based) to fuels.

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Dr. Castaldi Invited for a Speech at University of Bolzano, Italy.

Professor Marco J. Castaldi

Professor Marco J. Castaldi

Dr. Castaldi invited to give a talk on “The Role of Waste-to-Energy in the Circular Economy ” at University of Bolzano, Italy. The abstract can be accessed here.

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Dr. Castaldi visits University of Bolzano as a Fulbright Fellow

Dr. Marco Castaldi started his work as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Bolzano. Professor Castaldi’s arrival was met with great interest at the University of Bolzano.  He will give a lecture on the role of WTE in the circular economy and meet with colleagues and students to discuss collaborative research

Professor Marco J. Castaldi

Professor Marco J. Castaldi

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Jeffrey LeBlanc Published in ACS Energy and Fuels

JeffLeblancJeff LeBlanc published a journal article entitled Investigating Secondary Pyrolysis Reactions of Coal Tar via Mass Spectrometry Techniques in Energy & Fuels

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Dane Fearon Visits Tokyo Institute of Technology for Char Gasification Research

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Undergraduate student Dane Fearon visits Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, to participate in the research on Char Gasification with Prof. Kunio Yoshikawa and his research group.

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Congratulations, Dr. Jeffrey LeBlanc

Jeffrey LeBlanc passed his doctoral defense of his thesis entitled “Slow Pyrolysis Reaction Experiments for High Yields of Solid Carbon”. Congratulations Jeffrey !

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CCL Presents at AICHE 2016 in San Francisco, California

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CCL group members Dr. Stephen Crowley, Swanand Tupsakhare, Robyn Smith, Megan Webster presented their work at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Conference in San Francisco, California.

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Congratulations, Dr. Stephen Crowley

Stephen Crowley_resizeStephen Crowley passed his doctoral defense of his thesis entitled “Morphology Dynamics of Precious Metal Catalysts for the Steam Reforming of Oxygenated Fuels”. Congratulations Steve!

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