Jennifer Weiser

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Electrospun polymer fibers for direct carbon capture application

Partnered with Professor Amanda Simson to develop polymer systems for direct carbon capture. The work involves adapting different polymer combinations to create microscale electrospun fibers that will contain direct carbon capture resins. These embedded resins will be able to directly capture carbon from the air and then be regenerated using water or temperature swing. The goal is to characterize the systems chemically and then understand the kinetics of the adsorption/desorption steps. 

Theses

  • Thesis abstract – Kevin Chen – “An Investigation into Electrospun Scaffolds Containing Ion-Exchange Resins for Direct Capture of CO2 from Ambient Air”

 Conferences

  • Conference Proceeding – AIChE 2021 – Kevin Chen (presenter) – “An Investigation into Electrospun Scaffolds Containing Ion-Exchange Resins for Direct Capture of CO2 from Ambient Air”
  • Conference Proceeding – AIChE 2022 – Edward Huang (presenter) – “Electrospun Polymer Fibers for Carbon Capture of CO2