Microvascular Materials for Carbon Capture

Engineering Lecture Hall (ELH) 110

ChEMS Seminar

Featuring: Dr. Aaron Esser-Kahn

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

University of California, Irvine

Abstract: Natural systems have developed chemical and physical structures that are phenomenally efficient for gas exchange.  Taking a page from nature, we are building synthetic gas exchange units using the same principles of high surface area, intimate contact and chemical reactivity.  


Prof. Esser-Kahn is a native of suburban Detroit.  He received a B.S from Caltech in 2004 and a PhD from Berkeley in 2009, both in Chemistry.   He worked as a postdoc with Jeffrey Moore along with Scott White and Nancy Sottos as part of the Autonomous Materials Systems group at the Beckman Institute in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  He has started his independent career at UC Irvine this summer.