Jason E. Bara is an Associate Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at the University of Alabama. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Colorado at Boulder. He has authored more than 65 peer-reviewed research publications on the topics of CO2 capture, ionic liquids, polymer membranes, nanostructured materials, and chemical process engineering. He is named as an inventor on multiple U.S. and PCT patents and patent applications. Jason has been PI or co-PI on a number of awards from NSF, DOE and ACS-PRF. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Alabama, Bara founded ION Engineering, a start-up company commercializing advanced solvents and processes for CO2 capture. In addition to his active separations-focused research group, Jason has also made broadly reaching educational impacts in the areas of 3-D printing and the development of mobile apps such Chemical Engineering AppSuite for iPhones and iPads.
University of Alabama