The world’s changing climate, reflected in more and more destructive wildfires, drought, floods and severe weather events, has led the United States to set a goal of a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. Four professors in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis’ McKelvey School of Engineering are working toward that goal with a combined $10.7 million in newly awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Research projects from the following faculty members will focus on creating new clean-energy technologies that address not just energy production, but also emissions, critical element recovery, the conversion of carbon and waste into new energy sources, and durable carbon dioxide storage:
- Zhen (Jason) He, professor
- Young-Shin Jun, professor
- Vijay Ramani, the Roma B. & Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished University Professor and vice provost for graduate education and international affairs
- Fuzhong Zhang, professor
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