Title of project: MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT AND DISCOVERY FOR SOLAR THERMOCHEMICAL PRODUCTION OF FUELS
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Description: Looking to hire motivated graduate
students interested in renewable energy research. This project will
focus on exploring new materials that are used in solar thermochemical
redox cycles for producing solar hydrogen and other fuels. These cycles
operate by concentrating sunlight and using this energy to drive highly
endothermic reactions such as the dissociation of H2O into H2 or CO2
into CO, precursors to synthetic liquid fuels.
Knowledge and skills needed: Strong thermodynamics background, heat transfer, basic chemistry and material science.