CEP: News Update

December
,
2015

Every year, a new class of chemical engineers enters the job market.

Natural gas offers several environmental and economic advantages over petroleum as a fuel for the transportation sector. And while its use is increasing, mainly for commercial and fleet vehicles, natural gas has yet to make significant inroads into the consumer vehicle market.

Catalysts have revolutionized the petroleum industry, enabling the efficient production of a wide range of petrochemicals.

A new material developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that combines the flexibility of a polymer with the rigidity of a metal has implications for a range of applications, from drug delivery to gas storage and water filtration.

With energy densities ten times higher than conventional lithium-ion batteries, lithium-air batteries could one day enable electric vehicles to travel distances comparable to gasoline-powered cars.

A liquid with tiny holes floating around in it may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but that’s what an international team of scientists has created.

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