Seminar Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Time: 11:00 am
Location: 67-3111 & Zoom
Talk Title: Metal-oxo clusters for direct air capture of CO2 and separation of critical materials
Dr. May Nyman is a Professor of Chemistry at Oregon State University. Her research group synthesizes and characterizes aqueous metal-oxo clusters from across the periodic table. Besides being beautiful, they are useful for advancing science and technology. Applications they are currently using their clusters for include: crystallizing proteins to understand their function in living systems , photolithography for microelectronics, sustainable processes to synthesize metal oxides from water, catalysis for clean energy technologies, investigations of mineral grow and contaminant transport in the environment. They are also exploring the frontier of the periodic table in our actinide chemistry programs. Their discoveries are important for nuclear energy and for nuclear security and U.S. leadership in these technologies on the international stage.