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Chemistry - Faculty - Yan Cao

Dr. Yan Cao

Dr. Yan Cao

Professor & Director

Office:  ICSET (Center for R&D)
Phone:  270-779-0202
Email:  yan.cao@wku.edu
Website:  http://www.wku.edu/icset

Courses

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  

1. Chemistry Chemical Engineering: Chemical Reaction Engineering, Gas‐Solid Fluidization Process,  

Chemical Engineering & Reaction Engineering, Catalysis Material Science and Micro‐reactor;  

2. CO2 Greenhouse: CO2 capture, Chemical Looping Combustion, Clean Coal Technologies, Energy  

Conversion & Efficiency, Fuel Cell (Coal, Natural Gas and Methanol);   

3.  Renewable Energy: Solar Thermal Process, Biofuels, Algae culture, Microbial Fuel Cell;   

4.  Energy conversion through Solar/Plasma/Microwave/Supersonic;  

5. Mercury (Trace Metals) and PM2.5: Emissions Monitoring and Emission Control, Air Pollutant Emission  

Monitoring and Control Consulting Service, Air Pollutant Emission Equipment and Instrumentation  

Package Service;  

6. Material Science: Graphene and Metal Oxide Devices 

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