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Faculty Search Research Seminar: Jing Tang

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

ME Faculty Candidate Seminar: 

Atomic-Scale Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability: From CryoSynthesis to Carbon Capture 

Jing Tang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Stanford University / UC Berkeley

Monday, March 20, 2023, 9:30 am

GM Conference Room

 Lurie Engineering Center

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The single-atom catalysts (SACs) offer controllable coordination environments and exceptional atom utilization efficiency, revolutionizing the design of high-performance, sustainable catalysts. Here I share my research and development of the cryogenic synthesis method as a novel platform for discovering and manufacturing energy and environmental materials with atomic precision. I will begin with the design and demonstration of an ultra-low-temperature scalable synthesis, followed by specific research topics, including single-atom catalysts, high-entropy alloys, and amorphous metals. Secondly, carbon capture by adsorption onto surfaces represents a promising platform for reducing anthropogenic carbon emissions. I have created a naturally occurring solid adsorbent platform that captures carbon dioxide from the air or exhaust streams of industrial processes. In designing and manufacturing the atomically-controlled adsorbents, a molecular and atomic understanding of how CO2 interacts with these naturally occurring materials is crucial, particularly in the presence of water at temperatures and pressures associated with various flue gas conditions, including direct air capture with CO2 concentrations of approximately 420 parts per million. Here, I present gas adsorption and solid-state NMR results unveiling how the new materials bind target gas molecules (CO2) with high affinity and selectivity, as well as revealing the unique interatomic interactions that occur in these naturally occurring sustainable materials.


Dr. Jing Tang is a joint postdoctoral fellow working with Yi Cui at Stanford University and Jeffrey A. Reimer at UC Berkeley, inventing nature-inspired materials and devices for sustainability and health. Jing’s previous research accomplishments include developing therapies to treat neurological disorders, from biomaterials to smart drug delivery systems, at Harvard University and MIT, as well as a bioelectronics-enabled artificial retina for restoring vision at Fudan University. Jing has been recognized with several awards, including the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, the Rising Star in Chemical Engineering by MIT, the Rising Star in Engineering in Health by Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University, the NextProf Nexus Class of 2022 by UC Berkeley/University of Michigan/Georgia Institute of Technology, the Young Investigator Award from the Northern California Chapter of the American Association of Physicists Symposium, ACS PMSE Future Faculty Honoree, and Baosteel National Grand Prize Award (Ranked #1 Nationally).


March 20
9:30 am - 10:30 am


GM Room, Lurie Engineering Center
1221 Beal Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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