Jesse Thompson

Jesse Thompson

Principle Research Scientist
University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research

Jesse Thompson received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Western Michigan University in 2011. He joined CAER in 2012 as a Postdoctoral Scholar and is now a Principal Research Scientist in charge of the Analytical Research Group.

Dr. Thompson’s current research is focused on developing analysis methods to identify and quantify secondary environmental contaminants including nitrosamines, oxidative and thermal degradation products of amine solvents, and trace heavy metals from carbon capture solvents, wastewater and gas phase emissions using high resolution mass spectrometry. Additional research areas also include developing solubility and thermodynamic models for secondary environmental contaminants to predict emissions levels from CO2 capture systems and investigating aerosol formation mechanisms in amine carbon capture system and development mitigation technologies.