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Group Picture, March 2015

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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Oregon Metro Quotes Dr. Castaldi in Waste Article

The Oregon Metro cites Marco Castaldi as an expert in solid waste gasification in an recent article discussing the alternative of using plasma gasification for Portland’s non-recycled garbage.

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CCL goes to NAWTEC 2015

NAWTECMarco Castaldi, Demetra Tsiamis, and Deepak Kumar all are presenting at the Annual North American Waste to Energy Conference in Tampa, Florida on their research related to waste-to-energy.

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Congratulations to Swanand Tupsakhare

Swanand Tupsakhare finished his 2nd doctoral qualifying exam at the City College of New York. He is now working on his dissertation focus on dissociation of methane hydrates by carbon dioxide sequestration.

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Catalysis Team Presents at NY Metro Symposium

Stephen Crowley, Robyn Smith, Michaela Wagar and Marion Ducousso each presented their work at The Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York 2015 Annual Symposium.

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Steve Crowley receives the 2015 Kokes Award

The 2015 Koke Award is a travel award for the 24th North American Catalysis Society (NACS) meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. At the meeting, Stephen Crowley will be presenting his work on Rh-Pt catalyst for oxygenated fuel reforming.

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Dr. Garrett Fitzgerald at Rocky Mountain Institute

Recent CCL graduate, Dr. Garrett Fitzgerald published results of an analysis performed by the Rocky Mountain Institute on viability of energy storage today. Read the article here.

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Congratulations to Stephen Crowley

Stephen Crowley finished his 2nd doctoral qualifying exam at the City College of New York. He is now working on his dissertation topic focused on reforming oxygenated fuels.

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