Welcome to CCL!

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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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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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Swanand Tupsakhare Published in Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

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Swanand Tupsakhare published a journal article entitled “SIMULATION OF CO2 STORAGE AND METHANE GAS PRODUCTION FROM GAS HYDRATES IN A LARGE SCALE LABORATORY REACTOR” in Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering.

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Swanand Tupsakhare and Dr. Garrett Fitzgerald Published in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

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Swanand Tupsakhare and Dr. Garrett Fitzgerald published a journal article entitled “Thermally Assisted Dissociation of Methane Hydrates & the Impact of CO2 Injection” in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

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