Prof. Christopher W. Jones (Georgia Institute of Technology)

"Porous Materials in CO2 Capture & Conversions"

Professor Jones is the John F. Brock III School Chair and Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, where he has been on the faculty since 2000. He leads a research group that studies materials, catalysis and adsorption. He is known for his extensive and pioneering work on materials that extract CO2 from ultra-dilute mixtures such as ambient air, which are key components of direct air capture (DAC) technologies. He also has produced an extensive body of work in catalysis, spanning numerous areas across homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Dr. Jones was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, ACS Catalysis, leading the journal from 2010-2020, and is Vice-President of the North American Catalysis Society. He was tapped in 2020 to launch the new open access American Chemical Society journal, JACS Au. Jones’ work in both catalysis and CO2 separation has been recognized with awards from numerous organizations including the ACS, ASEE, AIChE and the North American Catalysis Society.

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