Center for Understanding and Control of Acid Gas-induced Evolution of Materials for Energy (UNCAGE-ME)

UNCAGE ME

Director

Krista Walton


Lead Institution

Georgia Institute of Technology


Class

2014-2022


Mission

To develop and harness a deep knowledge base in the characterization, prediction, and control of acid-gas interactions with a broad class of materials to accelerate materials discovery in acid gas separations, conversion, and utilization.


Research Topics

catalysis (heterogeneous), defects, separations, membranes, water, carbon capture, materials and chemistry by design, mesostructured materials, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (predictive) 


Materials Studied

Materials: oxide, polymer, porous

Interfaces: organic/inorganic, gas/solid

Nanostructured Materials: 2D, 3D


Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, surface science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), machine learning, data science 


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Partner Institutions

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Lehigh University
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Washington University in St. Louis 

BES Staff Contact

Viviane Schwartz, Chris Bradley