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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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Tasnuva Moutushi and Grace Correa win the Floyd Hasselriis Award

CCL researchers Tasnuva Moutushi and Grace Correa won the 2017-2018 Floyd Hasselriis Awards offered by ASME Materials and Energy Recovery (MER) Division for their work in solid waste management. Congratulations Tasnuva and Grace!

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Congratulations, Dr. Tupsakhare

Swanand Tupsakhare passed his doctoral defense of his thesis entitled “Simulation of In Situ Combustion in Gas Hydrate Systems for Carbon Sequestration and Gas Recovery”. Congratulations Swanand!

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Undergraduate Student Dane Fearon Entering the Work Force

CCL member Dane Fearon will be graduating this summer with Magna Cum Laude distinction and moving on to a position as a process engineer in the Management, Technology, and Engineering Division of Corning Incorporated. He is very excited and mentioned that it would not be possible without the lessons learned and experience gained within Combustion & Catalysis Labs.

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Michaela Wagar Wins the STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship

Michaela Wagar is selected as a 2017-2018 STEM Chateaubriand Fellow. The program supports PhD students from American Universities to conduct research in France. More information about the fellowship program can be found here.

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Yoo Shin Tanai Submitted his research to Regeneron Science Talent Search

Yoo Shin Tanai is a student from Ossining High School. He was mentored by Dr. Marco Castaldi on his research on characterizing energy content as a function of proximate analysis factors. He recently submitted his work to Regeneron Science Talent Search. He also shared his research at the Columbia University Waste to Energy Conference in NYC! Keep up the great work Yoo Shin!

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Megan Webster quoted in the Summer 2017 edition of CUNY Matters

CCL group member Megan Webster was quoted in the summer 2017 edition of CUNY Matters, in the cover story “At the Graduate Center’s ASRC: Science Connected”.

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Dr. Castaldi Invited for a Speech at the Spitzer School of Architecture

Professor Marco J. Castaldi

Dr. Castaldi invited to give a talk on “Sustainable Waste Management:
Impacts of Our Trash on Society ” at the Spitzer School of Architecture.

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