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Recent news from CCI group members.

2017 BootCamp in Edmonton

Thank you Trainees for coming out to this great event!

The 2017 Bootcamp was held in Edmonton in October of 2017, right after CSChE. We had a fabulous turnout.  Students presented and did lab experiments with the group.  Ben Gelfands’ topics covered metal-organic frameworks and talked about the x-ray diffraction and gas sorption techniques.  How to make MOFS and the history of MOFs was also discussed.  Dr. Rajendran’s group talked about the adsorption processes and targeted students to walk away knowing Dr. Rajendran’s group could help set-up, run and analyze breakthrough experiments and introduce everyone to the constraints and potentials of adsorption processes.  A key take away that students received was that the dialogue between chemists and engineers is essential and needs to continue for processes to evolve.  John Guo presented on life cycle assessment and identified the many players using LCA and provided specific examples and identified why and reminded everyone how important it is to apply LCA to all engineering projects.

CCI Conference – May 8-10 at UBC

The Carbon Capture Initiative (CCI) Conference will be held from May 8-10 at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC!

Come join us at this event – open to anyone interested in this area of topic – students, industry and academics.  We will have a tour of the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute’s new facilities, professional development workshops, networking opportunities and presentations from industry as well as academics and trainees.  Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Please contact Afshan Jamil if you are interested in attending

Sean Collins (Dr. Tom Woo) – Press Release and Article

Congratulations to our very own Sean Collins, a PhD candidate in Dr. Tom Woo’s group, who had an excellent article published about his efforts to use genetic algorithms to develop the best possible metal-organic framework (MOFs)!