RESEARCH

At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, my team is dedicated on solving research problems that affect the globe. We are world leaders in using advanced manufacturing and chemical engineering to re-imagine how we make the next generation of chemical reactors. From creating the first 3D-printed high-performance reactors for CO2 electrochemical conversion to building reactors that can make fertilizer out of air, we focus on doing science for the people. We envision a world where all people have access to a sustainable future.

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Converting Air To Ammonia

Almost 4 billion people depend on man-made fertilizers to feed their families, but the way that we make it produces 1 GT of greenhouse gases every year. We're designing reactors that can take the air we breathe, combine it with water and renewable electricity, and turn it into commercial-grade fertilizer. We're also  

working with local farmers to be able to deploy this technology in a way that works for the people.

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Converting CO2 To Sustainable Plastics

At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, we are using 3D printed electrochemical reactors to convert waste carbon in our atmosphere into sustainable chemicals. With this technology, we can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into ethylene, the precursor for making many plastics and materials for everyday use.

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Changing the Reactor Design Paradigm

Our team are leading the field in using advanced manufacturing and 3D printing to design the best reactors for chemical transformations. Our efforts cover designing novel systems with precise control over transport phenomena to building bigger reactors to increase production to a commercial scale.