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Concluding Remarks

This talk is presented by the recipient of the SABIC Young Professional in Particle Technology Award.

Developing a portfolio of resource aware technologies for greenhouse gas mitigation, utilization, and removal and the utilization of low-value residues to generate value-added materials is essential for realizing our societal goal of achieving a low carbon future. Towards this end, advancing the science of fluid-particle interactions and transformations in subsurface environments and engineered processes and harnessing this understanding to develop novel and scalable technologies is essential. In this context, we will discuss the role of emerging understanding of the organization and transport behavior of nanoconfined fluids as it relates to the storage and utilization of compressed fluids such as CO2 and CH4 in geologic environments. The development of novel fluids to enhance permeability in subsurface environments for heat mining and chemical pathways to limit silica scales in geologic reservoirs will be presented. To meet our energy needs in a sustainable manner, we will discuss multi-phase chemical pathways for producing hydrogen with inherent carbon removal and hybrid absorption-crystallization pathways for CO2 capture and removal, with the potential for utilization. The role of naturally occurring minerals, biomass, low value residues including alkaline residues in advancing these pathways and the potential to produce essential materials such as carbonates for construction applications and battery materials will be presented.

Dr. Greeshma Gadikota is an Assistant Professor and Croll Sesquicentennial Fellow in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. Dr. Gadikota directs the Sustainable Energy and Resource Recovery Group. Prior to Cornell, she served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, held postdoctoral research associate appointments at Princeton University and Columbia University, and a research associate appointment at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Her PhD in Chemical Engineering and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering and Operations Research are from Columbia University. Her BS in Chemical Engineering is from Michigan State University. She is a recipient of the DOE CAREER Award, AICHE SABIC Award for Young Professionals from the Particle Technology Forum, an invited participant in the NAE Frontiers of Engineering, invited speaker at the NAE German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, and was recognized as a Scialog Fellow in Negative Emissions Science.