Students will research the properties of natural gas as a promising resource for clean energy, exploring implications for methane emissions and other limitations.
As the push for alternative energy sources grows, natural gas has become a promising resource as it is significantly cleaner compared to traditional fossil fuels such as diesel. However, natural gas that does not fully combust can result in high methane emissions. Methane, the main component of natural gas, is a greenhouse gas 30 times worse than CO2.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||To be determined by student/mentor|
|Start time||Fall, Spring|
|Level of collaboration||To be determined by student/mentor|
|Benefits||Academic Credit, Volunteer|
|Who is eligible||Students with advanced Excel/Labview skills, adequate experience with catalyst synthesis, hands-on experience with microreactors|
Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.
If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project.
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.