Research

Below are descriptions of a select few of the active research projects being conducted at Georgia Tech by various Specialty Separations Center members and their teams. Many of these projects are collaborative efforts between two or more Center members. All of the projects are sponsored, some by government funding agencies, but also many by our industrial partners. All represent approaches to novel sustainable separation technology.

  • Adhesion Promotion for the Interface of Dense Film Mixed Matrix Membranes – Koros
  • Advanced Fiber Sorbent System for Recovery of Hydrogen from Natural Gas Reforming – Koros
  • Advanced Fiber Sorbents for Removal of Sulfur Compounds from Pipeline Natural Gas – Koros
  • Advanced Polymeric Gel-Based Air Filtration Technology – Bayer
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers – Bayer
  • Breath Analysis as a Method of Disease Detection – Bayer
  • Building Wellness Consultancy – Bayer
  • Carbon dioxide processing of electrically conductive polymer nanocomposites – Teja
  • Carpet Emission Rate Testing – Bayer
  • Catalytic Microreactors for Hydrogen Generation and Failure Analysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells – Fedorov
  • Caulking Mesoporous Defects in Molecular Sieves for Mixed Matrix Membrane Gas – Separations – Koros
  • Chemicals from Biomass with Novel Tunable Solvents – Eckert/Liotta
  • CO2 Homogeneous Switch for Fluorous Biphasic Systems- Eckert/Liotta
  • CO2-Enhanced Aqueous Extraction- Eckert/Liotta
  • Combinatorial Screening of Biocompatible Polymer Surfaces – Meredith
  • Continuous hydrothermal synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles (including battery electrode materials) – Teja
  • Controlling Diffusion by Tickling a Surface – Hernandez
  • Crosslinked Polyimide Hollow Fiber Membranes for Aggressive Feed Streams – Koros
  • Crystallization of Inorganic Species on Heat-Transfer Surfaces – Rousseau
  • Crystallization of Proteins – Rousseau
  • Designing Smart Surfactants – Eckert/Liotta
  • Development of a Polymeric-Nanoparticle Air Filter – Bayer
  • Development of Green Schools Program – Bayer
  • Development of Novel Biocatalysts – Bommarius
  • Dilute solution theory and the solubility of solids in supercritical fluids – Teja
  • Dynamics in Swelling/Contracting Colloids and Rotating Mesogens – Hernandez
  • Effect of Oxygen Exposure on Carbon Molecular Sieve Membranes – Koros
  • Electron, Mass, and Heat Transport in E-Beam and Laser-Jet Chemical Vapor Deposition of Nanostructured Materials and Thin Film Coatings – Fedorov
  • Energetic Ionic Liquids – Eckert/Liotta
  • Environmental Chamber Evaluation Of Gaseous Compounds Removal By Air Cleaner – Bayer
  • Environmental Mass Spectrometry. Study of the Biogeochemical Cycling of Fe – Fernandez
  • Fluid Mechanics, Mass Transport, and Electrochemistry of Biochemical Interface Imaging Using AFM-Integrated Scanning Electrochemical and Optical Nanoprobes” – Fedorov
  • Formation of Asymmetric Polymer-Alumino-Phospate Membranes – Koros
  • Fundamentals of Advanced Barrier Materials for Packaging – Koros
  • Henry’s constants and partitioning of VOCs – Teja
  • High-Strength Polyimide Materials with Engineered Morphology for High Pressure and Temperature Applications – Koros
  • High-Throughput Mechanical Property Measurements – Meredith
  • Homogeneous Catalyst Recovery and Recycle with CO2 – Eckert/Liotta
  • Indoor Air Quality and Health Impacts of Humidity and IAQ problems in Schools and Other buildings – Bayer
  • Investigating the Causal Links between Asthma and Environmental Exposures – Bayer
  • Investigation and Enhancement of Protein Stability – Bommarius
  • Limiting Activity Coefficients In Liquids For Dilute Solutions Processes – Eckert/Liotta
  • Manipulation of crystallization variables for the control of morphology and nanoparticle size – Teja
  • Mass Spectrometry in Pathogen identification and Counterterrorism – Fernandez
  • Mass Spectrometry in Tropical Disease Research. Mosquito Peptidomics and Counterfeit Drug Detection – Fernandez
  • Membranes for Olefin/Paraffin Separations – Koros
  • Miniaturized Bioaerosol Capturing/Detection System – Bayer
  • Model-Based Optimal Design of Polymer Coated Evanescent Wave Infrared Chemical Sensors” – Fedorov
  • Modeling Biocatalyst Development – Bommarius
  • Molecular Thermodynamics of Nanoparticle-Polymer Systems: Monte-Carlo Computer Simulation of Chemical Potentials – Meredith
  • Morphology, Hydrates, and Solvates – Rousseau
  • Moving Non-Recrossing Transition State – Hernandez
  • Nonylphenols in Air – Bayer
  • Novel Synthesis of 5-Substituted-Tetrazoles – Eckert/Liotta
  • Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Membrane Materials for Supercritical Separations – Koros
  • Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Membrane Materials for Supercritical Separations – Koros
  • Personal Exposure Monitoring Vest Development Project – Bayer
  • Phase-transfer catalysis in supercritical fluids – Eckert/Liotta
  • Portable Mold Sensors – Technical Feasibility and Operational Requirements – Bayer
  • Portable, Solid-State NanoReactor for Low Temperature, Energy Efficient Photocatalytic Disinfection of Air/Water Streams” – Fedorov
  • Protein Motion, Folding, Bioinformatics, and Binding – Hernandez
  • Reactions in near-critical water – Eckert/Liotta
  • Salivary Proteomics – Bayer
  • Scanning Mass Spectrometry (SMS) Probe and AMUSE (Array of Micromachined UltraSonic Electrospray) Ion Source for Mass Spectrometry – Fedorov
  • Selective Removal of Large Hydrophobic Solutes – Koros
  • Separation and Purification of Near-Isomorphic Amino Acids – Rousseau
  • Separation of Butane Isomers Using High Loading ZSM-5 Asymmetric Hollow Fibers – Koros
  • Separation of chemotherapeutic compounds from natural products – Teja
  • Smart Solvents for Benign Separations – Eckert/Liotta
  • Stabilization of Polymeric Semiconductor-Insulator Interfaces – Meredith
  • Stochastic Potentials – Hernandez
  • Supercritical fluid processing of polymers – Eckert/Liotta
  • Thermal Management of Next Generation Terascale Integrated Circuits and Interconnects” – Fedorov
  • Thermodynamic and transport properties of fluids and fluid mixtures – Teja
  • Thickness and History Dependent Effects on Crosslinked Polyimide Membrane Materials for Natural Gas Separations – Koros
  • Transport properties of nanofluids for thermal energy management – Teja
  • Tunable Solvent Systems for Bioprocessing – Eckert/Liotta