Zoom Webinar: Mining CO2 for Fuels - Multi-scale Innovations for Net-zero Emission Society

Zoom Webinar on Mining CO2 for Fuels - Multi-scale innovations for net-zero emission society presented by Dr. Xu Lu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at CCRC, KAUST. 

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Abstract: A low-carbon economy has been set as the goal by worldwide authorities. To cope with this target, we need to provide a transformative CO2 value chain. In this seminar, I will show how this could be realized by novel electrochemical CO2-to-fuel conversion platforms (or known as Power-to-Liquid) that could support high-performance catalysts, enhance energy & carbon efficiencies, and eventually arrive at eco-attractive fuel productions in industry-relevant scenarios. This is achieved by research efforts at the interface between fundamental science and electrochemical engineering, across multiple scales from catalyst nanostructures at the molecular scale to multiphase thermo-fluids at the system scale.

Bio: Dr. Lu Xu physically joined KAUST in March 2021. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and affiliated with CCRC. He obtained his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong in 2012 and 2017, respectively. He was then trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry, Yale University. His lab (the LECS-Lab, lecs.kaust.edu.sa) focuses on reactor and material engineering for electrochemical CO2 conversion and energy storage. So far, he has 1 U.S. provisional patent and 25 peer-reviewed publications (14 first-authored, 2 communication authored) in JACS, Angewandte ChemieNatureACS Energy LettersJournal of Power SourcesApplied EnergyRenewable Energy etc.

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19 Sep, 2021
12:00 PM – 13:00 PM