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Using Advanced Chemistry to Combat Climate Change

The landmark Paris climate change agreement has put renewed focus on the need for advanced technologies to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the world.

At UConn, William Mustain, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is exploring new ways of capturing carbon dioxide emissions from coal- and natural gas-fired power plants that, if realized, would be a dramatic improvement over current methods.

An expert in electrochemical energy generation and storage, Mustain recently received a Fulbright Scholar Award that will allow him to ramp up his carbon capture research with Professor John Varcoe, a longtime colleague and internationally renowned expert in the field of materials chemistry at theUniversity of Surrey, U.K. The Fulbright Award is one of the most prestigious and selective scholarly exchange programs operating worldwide.



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