The overarching goal of this research is to surpass the existing analytical capability for nanometer scale spatially resolved material characterization at interfaces under ambient conditions.
This provides new understanding of the theoretical, synthetic, structural, and thermodynamic principles of molecular recognition leading to unprecedented selectivity and control of ion binding in separations such as liquid-liquid extraction and crystallization.
The overall goal of this project is to investigate fundamental issues of gas separations by nanostructured architectures and unconventional media that selectively bind and/or transport target molecular species via tailored interactions.
Future advanced nuclear energy systems will require significant changes in the way nuclear fuel is processed, in order to achieve the increases in efficiency and reductions in waste sent to repositories that are necessary if nuclear power is to have a major role in serving the world's growing energy needs.
The overarching goal of this research project is to understand how to control selectivity through tuning cooperativity in multi-functional catalysts.