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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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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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Dr. Castaldi visits University of Bolzano as a Fulbright Fellow

Dr. Marco Castaldi started his work as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Bolzano. Professor Castaldi’s arrival was met with great interest at the University of Bolzano.  He will give a lecture on the role of WTE in the circular economy and meet with colleagues and students to discuss collaborative research

Professor Marco J. Castaldi

Professor Marco J. Castaldi

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Jeffrey LeBlanc Published in ACS Energy and Fuels

JeffLeblancJeff LeBlanc published a journal article entitled Investigating Secondary Pyrolysis Reactions of Coal Tar via Mass Spectrometry Techniques in Energy & 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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