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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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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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Swanand Tupsakhare and Samhita Kattekola Published in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry

Swanand Tupsakhare and Samhita Kattekola published a journal article entitled “An Application of the Results from the Large-Scale Thermal Stimulation Method of Methane Hydrate Dissociation to the Field Tests” in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

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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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