12/5/12: CEMS PIs Awarded DOE Grant


MSI Principal Investigators in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science were recently awarded a $1.8 million research grant. Michael Tsapatsis is the lead researcher; Prodromos Daoutidis is also on the research team.


The grant is from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) and is for the development of membrane technologies that will enable energy-efficient separations in the chemical, petrochemical, water, fossil fuel, and renewable energy resources. The University’s award is intended specifically for improving the efficiencies of industrial processes.


Professors Tsapatsis and Daoutidis use MSI resources for their work in developing gas-separation technologies and related research. They published a paper in the journal Science in 2011 about their development of zeolite nanosheets. This project was featured in a Research Spotlight on the MSI homepage last summer.


The People section of the UMNews website has a story about this grant. You can also read the news release.