2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EN04—Advanced Materials for Carbon Capture and Other Important Gas Separations

Gas separations are an important and integral part of the solution to our society’s energy needs and environmental issues. Current technologies for carbon capture, air separation, and hydrocarbon separations are energy intensive and heavily rely on thermal energy. Advanced materials hold the key to energy-efficient gas separations. Sorbents and membranes are two types of commonly used materials for gas separations. The key challenges for sorbent materials are high capacity, high selectivity, chemical stability, and facile release; the main issues for membrane materials are to achieve high permeance and high selectivity simultaneously along with stable performance. Porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks, and porous organic polymers provide new opportunities for the design and synthesis of a porous sorbent for a specific gas separation. Porous liquids have also recently emerged as a new type of separation media. Membranes based on polymers, ionic liquids, framework materials, or a mixed matrix offer exciting potential to overcome the Robeson’s upper bound.

This symposium is aimed at bringing together researchers in materials synthesis, gas separations, sorbent development, and membrane fabrication to highlight recent progresses and discuss challenges and opportunities in the materials aspect of carbon capture and other important gas separations.

Topics will include:

  • Materials for carbon capture, air separation, hydrocarbon separations, and hydrogen purification
  • Metal-organic frameworks and covalent-organic frameworks
  • Novel polymer membranes, mixed matrix membranes, and inorganic membranes
  • Zeolites, mesoporous silica materials, and porous carbons
  • Novel solvents and liquid materials
  • Advanced characterization methods of separation media and processes
  • Modeling and simulation of gas separation media and processes

Invited Speakers:

  • Ravichandar Babarao (RMIT University, Australia)
  • Jason Bara (University of Alabama, USA)
  • Joan Brennecke (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Andy Cooper (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
  • Sheng Dai (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Mohamed Eddaoudi (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Pingyun Feng (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Benny Freeman (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Michael Guiver (Tianjin University, China)
  • Anita Hill (CSIRO, Australia)
  • Indira Jayaweera (SRI International, USA)
  • Jerry Lin (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Ryan Lively (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jeffrey Long (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Shengqian Ma (University of South Florida, USA)
  • Shannon Mahurin (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Alissa Park (Columbia University, USA)
  • Ho Bum Park (Hanyang University, Republic of Korea)
  • Ingo Pinnau (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Ozgur Yazaydin (University College London, United Kingdom)
  • Hong-cai Zhou (Texas A&M University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

De-en Jiang
University of California, Riverside
951-827-4430, djiang@ucr.edu

Sudhir Kulkarni
Air Liquide

Nikhil Medhekar
Monash University

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Carbon Capture, Gas Separation, Membranes, Metal-Organic Frameworks, Polymers, Porous Materials, Sorbents