Unlocking the complexity and immense interconnectedness of the scientific mechanisms which dictate the properties and processes of the natural world is a major goal of my research. To this end, I seek to acquire a detailed understanding of many systems and how these various systems function together to generate the observations and measurements from my experimentation. Have a look at some of my projects below.
CARBON CAPTURE, SEPARATION AND UTILIZATION (CCSU)
In this line of research, I explore different carbon capture technologies for capturing both atmospheric CO2 and from the emission source. I use electrochemical, sonochemical and sonoelectrochemical methods in designing innovative solutions for carbon capture and utilization.
POWER ULTRASOUND, SONOCHEMISTRY AND SONOELECTROCHMEISTRY
Ultrasound is the acoustic wave that has a frequency above the upper limit of the human hearing range. This range varies from person to person and is approximately above 20 kHz. In the range between 20 kHz and 100 kHz, ultrasonic waves are defined as “low-frequency ultrasound” or “power ultrasound”.
Sonochemistry is the ultrasound-induced chemistry whereas sonoelectrochemistry is the coupling of ultrasound with electrochemistry. This coupling provides some remarkable benefits in electrochemistry such as cleaning and activation of surfaces, increasing mass transport in the bulk solution and near the surfaces, and Alternating reaction pathways caused by sonochemical effects.
Building upon work done by a former lab colleague, I have developed a powerful tool for use in the identification and characterization of the processes in my model system. A major advantage of this development is its improved sensitivity, which allows it to detect subtle dynamic property changes in response to my experimental setup.
In an effort to gain a better understanding of Scanning Electron Microscopy, I have recently begun to use a new technique to investigate the organization and functionality of the diverse parts of my experimental model. I am currently looking to expand this work by collaborating with other labs who have the facilities and prior experience to investigate this project further.
HIGH TEMPERATURE AND HIGH PRESSURE ( HTHP) ELECTROCHEMISTRY
We still have only a very limited understanding of Gene Sequencing. Answering questions about this is essential for understanding the mechanistic role it plays on other scientific processes, and for developing tools to further explore this research avenue with more sensitive measurements and improved data collection.