Dr. David J. Heldebrant

Dr. David J. Heldebrant

Senior Research Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. David J. Heldebrant is currently a Senior Research Scientist in the Materials Chemistry and Surface Research Group in the Energy and Efficiency Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Dr. Heldebrant joined PNNL as a post-doctoral research scientist in 2005.
Dr. Heldebrant’s current research involves the design and development of switchable ionic liquids that chemically capture acid gases such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide from power plant gas emissions. Dr. Heldebrant’s CO2-Binding Organic Liquids (CO2BOLs) have shown potential to capture CO2 and SO2 using up to 50% less energy compared to existing gas capture technologies.