Energy Research at the University of Washington

Amy Shen

Energy Research Area: Microreactors for biomasss to biofuel conversion; Nanoporous materials for energy application; large-scale energy storage

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Our research interfaces microfluidics with nanotechnology for energy applications. One of our projects aims to optimize microreactor design for synthesis, which converts syngas to biofuels. The project is highly interdisciplinary, involving material synthesis (catalysis), device design ,fabrication (microfabrication), and hydrodynamics/mass transfer analysis. We also worked on designing anaerobic micro-bioreactor for methanogens growth behavior. Methanogens can generate methane from carbon dioxide and water.

Microreactor setup
Microreactor setup

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Record last updated on November 29th 2011 PDT.