CE faculty Arun Karunanithi receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Arun Karananithi

Arun Karunanithi received a CAREER award from National Science Foundation (NSF) to pursue research and educational activities in the area of green engineering and sustainability with a focus on ionic liquids. The project aims to develop computational models that will help design novel ionic liquid structures with unique functional properties for important applications such as CO2 capture and sequestration, energy storage and chemical separations. Progress made through this work has the potential to accelerate discovery of newer environmentally benign ionic liquid classes that can lead to breakthroughs in several green technology applications.

The award begins on June 1, 2012 and is for the amount of $400,000.   

Congratulations, Arun!

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