Climate Champion Professor Mihri Ozkan discusses recent advances in the development and application of CO2 capture materials and also addresses the main challenges that need to be overcome in order to bring these material technologies to the market.

Mihri Ozkan, professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, Riverside, will be discussing her team’s research at the upcoming 2021 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. See Symposium EN13-Climate Change Mitigation Technologies.

The pace of climate change is accelerating and new age carbon capture materials can help to reverse the damage of CO2 emissions. This special issue aims to cover recent advances in the development and application of CO2 capture materials and also addresses the main challenges that need to be overcome in order to bring these material technologies to the market. – Mihri Ozkan.

ABOUT Professor Mihri Ozkan:
Mihri is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and Frontier National Academy of Engineering, and an Alumna of Keck National Academy of Science. She is the Climate Action Champion and Change Maker Professor of the University of California. Mihri completed her graduate studies at Stanford University and at the University of California San Diego.

Mihri’s research is sparked by her commitment to climate control and environmental improvement. Her research group has been developing game-changer solutions for Li-ion battery technologies using sustainable materials and using green chemistry with low power processing. Transforming waste glass and plastic bottles, biomass (mushrooms, sugar) and natural sources such as sand and diatoms into high-grade battery electrodes are among her group’s achievements.

Mihri’s creative nature has resulted in 29 granted and 15 active patents in the area of advanced Li-ion battery technologies for smart grid, electric vehicle, and portable electronics applications. Her invention portfolio puts her at the level of the most innovative faculty of UCR. Hence, she has been selected as the most remarkable woman of UCR by the UC Regents. Her creative research and innovative approaches for the advanced Li-ion battery technologies have brought her nearly 56 scientific national and international honors/awards including the Medal of Engineering Science, Humanitarian Star, Emerging Scholar, Great Inventor, Young Investigator, Achievement in Technical Ingenuity, the Top 100 Science awards, and she has been named as John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator, Top 50 Creator, Climate Global Winner, and Top 100 Author-by the Nature publisher.

Mihri has published 180 journal papers and 155 conference proceedings. She advised and graduated nearly 79 graduate students. Her Google scholar citations are nearly 11041, h-Index is 55 and i10-Index is 140. She actively has organized symposiums and meetings at the national and international levels. Lately, she is the lead organizer of the Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Symposium at the Fall MRS 2021 Boston meeting. She is also a guest editor for the Carbon Capture Materials special issue in the MRS Bulletin 2022.

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