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Noah Malmstadt's Biography

Noah Malmstadt, Professor, Mork Family Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Southern California

Noah Malmstadt is Professor at the University of Southern California. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Caltech and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. Following postdoctoral work at UCLA, he joined the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at USC in 2007. Malmstadt is the recipient of a 2012 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award. His research focuses on microfluidic strategies to facilitate material fabrication and biophysical analysis. He has pioneered the integration of ionic liquids as solvents in droplet microreactors and the application of microfluidic systems to synthesizing biomimetic cell membranes. Microfluidic analytical techniques he has developed include methods for measuring the permeability of cell membranes to druglike molecules and techniques for measuring ionic currents through membrane proteins.

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Sustainable and Scalable Flow Synthesis of Catalytic Colloidal Nanocrystals

Friday, 6 October 2023 at 11:15

Add to Calendar ▼2023-10-06 11:15:002023-10-06 12:15:00Europe/LondonSustainable and Scalable Flow Synthesis of Catalytic Colloidal NanocrystalsFlow Chemistry Asia 2023 in Tokyo, JapanTokyo,

New catalytic materials are central to addressing the current climate crisis. In particular, nanoscale crystals of metals as well as metal phosphides, carbides, and oxides are promising materials for upgrading biofuels and converting captured carbon dioxide. Industrial adoption of these materials has been limited by the energy intensive and difficult-to-scale solid-phase routes by which they’re typically synthesized. We are developing solution-phase routes to synthesize these materials as colloidal nanocrystals in millifluidic flow reactors. These routes minimize energy usage, allow for superior phase and size control of products, and facilitate scaling via millifluidic parallelization.

A general drawback to solution-phase synthesis is the cost of the solvent—in terms of economics, environmental risks, and heath hazards. To address this, we have been developing chemical routes to nanocrystal fabrication in sustainable ionic liquid solvents. Ionic liquids—organic salts that are molten at room temperature—have safety advantages due to their low volatility and non-flammability. They are also uniquely good solvents for nanocrystal fabrication due to their ability to stabilize early stage nuclei and to serve as weak surface ligands to growing nanocrystals. However, they are expensive—typically prohibitively so for industrial solvent applications. We have therefore developed actively controlled in-flow methods for recycling ionic liquid solvents used in nanocrystal synthesis. A techno-economic analysis of this recycling approach shows the recycled ionic liquid solvent cost is less than that of a typical volatile organic compound solvent.

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