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Tuesday, December 10: Jochen Lauterbach
Dr. Jochen Lauterbach holds the SmartState Endowed Chair in the Center for Strategic Approaches to the Generation of Electricity (SAGE), one of six energy-related Centers of Economic Excellence at the University of South Carolina (USC) encompassing fuel cell, nuclear energy and fossil fuel technologies. Topic: Heterogeneous Catalysis - the secret nanotechnology of our motor economy.
He is currently working to reduce the harmful environmental effects of burning coal to produce electricity. Coal is currently the cheapest and most widely available energy source, and it will remain in use for several more decades at least. Stricter regulations on coal plant emissions have created a great need for research in this field, hence the demand for Dr. Lauterbach’s research.
Dr. Lauterbach is a highly recognized chemical engineer known for his expertise in using chemical engineering principles to solve industrial problems. Working closely with industry partners, he and his team are focused on improving environmental control technologies for coal power plants, including improving mercury and gas emission controls and developing new materials and processes to capture and store or find a use for carbon emissions. His research has high-level support. Funders include the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as industries such as Ford Motor Co., Union Carbide, Mitsubishi Chemicals, Shell, and Toyota.
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