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. The goal is to characterize the systems chemically and then understand the kinetics of the absorption/desorption steps.