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WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Chemistry - Faculty - Yan Cao

Dr. Yan Cao

Dr. Yan Cao

Professor & Director

Office:  ICSET (Center for R&D)
Phone:  270-779-0202



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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 Last Modified 9/25/14