Cooper Faculty Presents
Monday, April 4, 2022, 6:30 - 7:30pm
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Join us on Zoom for the Cooper Faculty Presents series to engage with a mix of scholars across disciplines as they share their research and pedagogy in new conversations that unite, inspire, and uplift.
On campus and around the world, The Cooper Union’s accomplished faculty are engaged in critical research, advancing knowledge, exploring complex issues, and solving global problems. Most critically, their teaching provides opportunities for a brighter future for the next generation, as they share their passion for scholarship, commitment to rigor, and desire to change the world with our students. At a time when the disciplines of The Cooper Union are so critical to rejuvenating our cities and our people, their voices are more important than ever.
Kamau Wright, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will present a lecture titled Low Temperature Plasma (LTP) Systems Engineered to Tackle Grand Challenges.
Engineering systems relying on low temperature plasmas (LTP) and thermo-fluids can be used to help address grand challenges related to sustainability and the development of carbon sequestration methods, as well as for providing access to clean water. More energetic than solids, liquids, and gases, the 4th state of matter, called plasma, is generated with electrical discharges. Plasmas in contact with various forms of matter can have beneficial effects. This includes cleaning water and decomposing carbon dioxide (CO2). Instrumented plasma reactors are developed to treat CO2 gas and achieve a balance in conversion and efficiency.
Click here to register for the lecture. This will be the first in an ongoing series, mark your calendar for Thursday, April 28 to hear from Lydia Kallipoliti, assistant professor of architecture.