Research in the Yang Lab focuses on design of adsorbents for fossil fuels using liquid phase adsorbents, carbon dioxide removal from fuel gas and the atmosphere and hydrogen adsorption for hydrogen storage.
"While we research ways to reduce the effect of millions of users of fossil fuels, we recognize that by doing our part to be sustainable we can also make large steps towards solving the problem." Nick Stuckert, Safety Liaison
Research in the Kotov laboratory focuses on the layer-by-layer assembly of Nano-components and polymer counter parts. In addition, we carry out the syntheses of inorganic nanoparticles including gold, CdTe, CdS, FeS2 in aqueous solutions. These reactions are carried out at room temperature or at 100 o C. Solvents like propanol, methanol and other solvents are used to purify the compounds we make.
"We, Kotov lab, always try to keep sustainability, including safety, health, and reducing waste, in everyday laboratory practices which will be beneficial not only for labs but also for environment." Yoonseob Kim, Safety Liaison
Our researches primarily use biochemical and organic chemical techniques and procedures including but not limited to: Synthetic chemistry using silica gel chromatography, enzymology using HPLC and TLC, yeast purification to harvest enzymes, protein purification from bacteria, DNA manipulation including PCR, digests, gels and transformations, and inert atmosphere reactions in nitrogen and argon.
"We are proud to be part of the OCS program for that we are able to make our environment greener." Jiayan Liu, Safety Coordinator
Research in the Was Lab focuses on sample preparation for metallic specimens through cutting, grinding, polishing, and chemical etching for high temperature corrosion and mechanical testing of nuclear structural materials under different extreme environments.
"We are committed in our research efforts to maximize our sustainability and safety in our everyday laboratory operations to do the best research with the least amount of waste." Cheng Xu, Safety Liaison
Our group studies heterogeneous charge transfer processes relevant to the fields of electronics, chemical sensing, and energy conversion/storage technologies. Our research encompasses several fields, including analytical, physical, and materials chemistry, as well as surface science and applied physics. We seek out new solid-state and wet-chemical methods for material design and employ electrochemical and spectroscopic methods to study electrode interfaces. Our present goals are to identify new designs for energy conversion technologies, to develop new methods for synthesizing and modifying nanostructured semiconductors, and to understand the operation of nanostructured semiconductor (photo) electrodes
"We strive to develop new designs for energy conversion technologies while leading the way in the effort towards more sustainable practices." Sabrina Peczonczyk, Safety Officer
Undergraduate Student Building (USB) Teaching Laboratory
These rooms are part of the MCDB and EEB Biology program for the General Biology lab course 173. The course uses a large volume of varied materials for instructional purposes. Each week students are engaged in a different activity and experiment. Knowledge of sustainability will help encourage and enhance student involvement in this effort.
“We all enjoyed sharing ideas, and information, in an effort to reach the common goal of sustainability. We were pleased to receive the clocks and other materials we can place in the labs to continue this program”. Dennis Drobeck, Biology Lab Services Supervisor