Park Receives Rising Star Award from ACS

Mar 21 2017

Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park, Lenfest Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, will receive the Rising Star Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) at its national meeting on April 3. The award recognizes women scientists who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their fields. Park's research focuses on sustainable energy conversion pathways with an emphasis on integrated carbon capture, utilization, and storage. Her lab's work includes fundamental studies of chemical and physical interactions of natural and engineered materials with carbon dioxide, such as the development of novel nano-scale hybrid materials for integrated CO2 capture and conversion, and innovative chemical and fuel synthesis pathways using unconventional energy sources such as shale gas, biomass, and municipal solid wastes while minimizing environmental impacts.