The goal of our research program is to take a combined theoretical and experimental approach to address the world major challenges, including growing demand for natural resources (mainly energy & materials) and anthropogenic environmental impacts, through enhancement of existing processes and development of new materials and production routes in various industrial sectors: energy, water, and metals.
Our research lies at the intersection of “Process Engineering” and “Materials Science”. Our research combines fundamental science and engineering principals to arrive at solutions for real world applications.
Areas of Research
The first mission of our research program is “to develop innovative hydrometallurgical, supercritical, and electrochemical processes for extraction and processing of strategic materials including REEs, PGMs, lithium, and iron”.
The second mission of our group is “to design and fabricate advanced materials with controlled properties including hydrophobicity (non-wetting), scale-resistance, transparency, and electrical properties”.
The third mission of our group is “to develop game-changing processes and devices (e.g., batteries) that can significantly address the sustainability challenges in terms of energy, environment, and materials criticality”.
If you are interested in any of these research areas, please contact us.