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First-Hasan-Floudas Team Places at Keller Center’s Innovation Forum

Fourth-year Ph.D. student Eric First, representing a team including his advisor, Professor Christodoulos Floudas, and Postdoctoral Associate Faruque Hasan, took home Second Place (and $10,000 in flexible research funding) at Princeton’s 8th Annual Innovation Forum, held on March 12.  Sponsored by the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, the purpose of the Innovation Forum is to showcase Princeton research that offers the potential to be commercialized.  First’s three-minute “elevator pitch” on “Computational Discovery of Cost-Effective Materials for Carbon Capture and Other Molecular Separations”, captured in this video, describes a method to screen databases of zeolites for sorbents capable of capturing and compressing carbon dioxide with high purity and high recovery, and at low cost.