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.
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.
Jeffrey LeBlanc passed his doctoral defense of his thesis entitled “Slow Pyrolysis Reaction Experiments for High Yields of Solid Carbon”. Congratulations Jeffrey !
Stephen Crowley passed his doctoral defense of his thesis entitled “Morphology Dynamics of Precious Metal Catalysts for the Steam Reforming of Oxygenated Fuels”. Congratulations Steve!