Center for Gas Separations (CGS)

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Jeffrey Long

Lead Institution

University of California, Berkeley




To develop new materials and membranes that enable the energy-efficient separation of gas mixtures, as required in the clean use of fossil fuels and in reducing emissions from industry.

Research Topics

methane and light alkanes, defects, mechanical behavior, separations, membranes, carbon capture, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing) 

Materials Studied

Materials: polymer, porous

Interfaces: organic/inorganic, gas/solid

Nanostructured Materials: 3D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, high-throughput screening methods, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling 


Partner Institutions

  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Minnesota

BES Staff Contact

Viviane Schwartz, Chris Bradley