Randall Q. Snurr
Randall Q. Snurr is a John G. Searle Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. His research focuses on adsorption, diffusion, and catalysis in nanoporous materials. His research team is interested in novel materials such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), as well as traditional materials such as zeolites that are already widely used in industry. Most of the projects in the group are aimed at solving problems related to energy or the environment. Examples include development of materials to store hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles, development of materials for capturing carbon dioxide from power plant flue gas (carbon capture and sequestration), development of energy-efficient separations, and development of highly selective catalysts for green chemistry processes.
Snurr graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.