Apr 26

Chemistry Department Seminar: Student Comps Presentation

Fri, April 26, 2024 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm (1h) • Olin Hall 149

Goldberg Student Comps Group - Cassie Huang, Katie Munro, Jack Nelson, David Pille, Viv Soforenko

"Homogeneous Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol"

Atmospheric accumulation of carbon dioxide due to human activities has increased significantly over recent years as a result of fossil fuel combustion. Recycling carbon dioxide, a highly oxidized one-carbon waste material, into useful deoxygenated fuels has the potential to close the loop and prevent further greenhouse gas buildup. Methanol, an important one-carbon feedstock for many industrial processes with the potential to become a sustainable and clean burning fuel, is one such deoxygenated product. Dr. Karen Goldberg has investigated the catalytic deoxygenation of carbon dioxide with hydrogen gas as a promising route towards the fossil fuel-free production of methanol. Her research on this transformation centers on the careful design of homogeneous catalysts, with an eye towards understanding their reaction mechanisms so the catalysts and conditions can be optimized. Join us to learn more about this exciting topic in organometallic chemistry.

*This seminar counts towards the chemistry major seminar attendance requirement for all majors not doing comps this year.

Event Contact: Tami Little

Event Summary

Chemistry Department Seminar: Student Comps Presentation
  • When
    • Friday, April 26, 2024
    • 3:30pm - 4:30pm (1h)
  • Where
    • Olin Hall 149
  • Mode
    • In-Person
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  • Intended For: General Public, Students, Faculty, Staff, Alums, Prospective Students, Families
  • Categories: Lecture/Panel, Comps

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