Student working on a research project.

Synthesis Of Catalysts For Nitrogen Oxide And Hydrocarbon Capture At Low Temperatures

In the contemporary world, various stipulations are put on the hazardous pollutant gases emitted by vehicles, e.g. carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Therefore, it becomes an essential task to adhere to the emission standards by capturing the pollutant gases during the vehicle cold-start. A large amount of these gases is released into the atmosphere during the vehicle cold-start operation, where the exhaust temperature is as low as 150oC. The focus of our research group is to develop improved automotive catalyst to help achieve clean air in cities, reducing incident of disease, contributing to healthier lives. Specifically, our goal is the synthesis of ion-exchanged zeolitic materials that are able to adsorb HCs and NOx at low temperatures and release them at higher temperatures where the vehicle three-way-catalyst is fully operational. Therefore, we need a motivated undergraduate student, who can aid this research by at least giving in 2 semesters( including summer term) to the research.

Research Project Information

Student Skill-Set Needed: advance excel/labview, adequate experience with synthesis of ion-exchanged zeolites,hands on experience with microreactors
Compensation: Volunteer
Available: Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Eleni Kyriakidou
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Chemical And Biological Engineering