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Integrating Crystallographic and Computational Approaches to Carbon-Capture Materials for the Mitigation of Climate Change

Integrating crystallographic and computational approaches to carbon-capture materials for the mitigation of climate change

NIST will host a workshop “Integrating crystallographic and computational approaches to carbon-capture materials for the mitigation of climate change” at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Rockville, Maryland, October 31 – November 1, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The continual rise in anthropogenic CO2 concentration and its effect on climate change call for the implementation of carbon capture technologies to reduce the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. Porous solid sorbents, including metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), are feasible candidates for gas capture and storage, but a significant bottleneck in developing advanced sorbents lies in determining their structures. The existing difficulties can be overcome by integrating crystallographic methods and theoretical modeling. This workshop will provide a forum for experimentalists and theorists from academia, government, and industry who are working on the structural aspects of CO2 capture and sequestration materials to review the current state of the art in this field and discuss opportunities for collaborative research required to develop tools for rapid determination of the structures of porous solid sorbents and the effect of structure on the carbon capture performance.

Tentative List of Speakers:

  • Jason Benedict, SUNY Buffalo
  • Yu-Sheng Chen, U. of Chicago and NSF’s ChemMatCARS 
  • Felipe Gandara, Spanish National Research Council
  • Christopher Hendon, U. of Oregon
  • David Keen, U. K. Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
  • Ute Kolb, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
  • Lan Li, Boise State University
  • Jeffrey Long, U. Cal. Berkeley
  • Shengqian Ma, U. North Texas
  • William Morris, NuMat
  • Aditya Nandy , U. Chicago

  • Peter Ravikovitch, ExxonMobil
  • Tomce Runcevski, Southern Methodist U.
  • Mustapha Soukri, RTI International
  • Anuroop Sriram, Meta
  • Chris Wilmer, U. Pittsburgh
  • Wei Zhou, NIST Gaithersburg
  • Jan Steckel, Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory


Sheraton Rockville 

Address: 920 King Farm Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850 

Room Rate: $159 USD per night 

Book your group rate for NIST Mitigate Climate Change Conference

Last Day to Book: October 15, 2023 

Included in special group rate:
•    Free Breakfast
•    Free Parking 
•    Free Wi-Fi
•    Shuttle to NCCoE

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*Visitor Access Requirement:

For Non-US Citizens:  Please have your valid passport for photo identification.

For US Permanent Residents: Please have your green card for photo identification.

For US Citizens: Please have your state-issued driver's license. Regarding Real-ID requirements, all states are in compliance or have an extension through May 2025.

NIST also accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD's Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, and Military Dependents ID.

Created June 5, 2023, Updated September 13, 2023