I have a passion for communicating scientific concepts through art and media. I hold several professional certificates related to photography, cinematography, and film editing.
Here, you find two videos I made to describe my Ph.D. and postdoctoral training research projects. You also find an introductory video of a course that I designed on climate change engineering.
During my Ph.D. program, I investigated a novel thermally regenerative ammonia battery (TRAB) for harvesting electrical power from the low-grade waste heat often generated by industry, which could ultimately increase the efficiency of industrial units. TRABs are rechargeable batteries with metal salts in both the cathode and anode chambers and additional ammonia in the anode chamber to generate a potential difference between the electrodes. These batteries could effectively convert low-grade thermal energy into electrical power. In this video, I am going to show you how to make and operate a TRAB.
During my postdoctoral training at MIT, I developed a new electrochemically driven cycle with proton-intercalating electrodes to capture CO2 as bicarbonate in aqueous media. I also developed and scaled up an amine-based electrochemical system that can selectively capture CO2 from industrial flue gas over successive efficient cycles. In this video, I overview different electrochemical processes developed for carbon capture applications and provide a detailed look at an electrochemically mediated amine regeneration process that I developed during my postdoctoral training.
Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, mainly as a result of human activities. Designing an action plan to mitigate climate change requires in-depth understanding of the climate system and carbon cycle. Climate models are additional assets to projecting future climate change and evaluating potential mitigation options. I have designed this course to introduce the fundamentals of climate change science and modeling.