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Smith, Wilson Associate Professor

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Research

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  • The Smith Group current area of research is focused on electrochemical engineering, with an emphasis on upscaling CO2 electrolysis. Our group works on every aspect of this technology, ranging from fundamental science at the atomic and molecular scale, all the way up to life cycle assessment (LCA) and technoeconomic analysis (TEA).

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  • Photoelectrochemistry, CO2 reduction, electrocatalysis, reactor engineering, process intensification and ntegration

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Teaching

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  • CHEN 3320 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Applies thermodynamic principles to nonideal systems, phase equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, power generation, refrigeration, and chemical processes.
  • CHEN 3660 - Energy Fundamentals
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Explains the most important energy technologies and systems; provides tools to analyze performance using science and engineering principles. This course will investigate important energy concepts from sources and extraction to utilization, storage and efficiency. Topics include fossil fuels, hydropower, renewable energy, biofuels, carbon capture and waste disposal.
  • CHEN 5919 - Special Topics in CHBE
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    May be repeated up to 5 total credit hours.

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