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Clemson University team leads sustainable energy research


A group of Clemson University researchers led a study that was recently published in the journal Nature Communications and is aimed at developing advanced materials for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and building a clean and sustainable energy future.

The title of the study was “Dual-site catalysts featuring platinum-group-metal atoms on copper shapes boost hydrocarbon formations in electrocatalytic CO2 reduction.”

Ming Yang, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson, was leading corresponding author on the paper. Manjeet Chhetri, Mingyu Wan, Zehua Jin, all of Clemson, contributed equally to the paper as first authors, according to the Nature Communications website and Yang.

Co-authors included: John Yeager, Case Sandor, and Conner Rapp, all of Clemson and supported by its Creative Inquiry program; Hui Wang of Tianjin University of Technology; Sungsik Lee of Argonne National Laboratory; former Clemson Ph.D. student Cameron J. Bodenschatz, now of NASA John H. Glenn Research Center; Michael J. Zachman of Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Fanglin Che of University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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