Overview: Associate Professor Angela Lueking has been working in the field of adsorption/catalysis/surface science for over fifteen years, including work on catalytic adsorption of hydrogen, synthesis of novel materials, adsorption and diffusion into microporous materials, high-pressure adsorption measurements, advanced characterization, and theoretical catalytic and adsorption studies.  She is the principal investigator on over $3 M in active externally funded multi-investigator research projects for the U.S. Department of Energy, including hydrogen storage in catalyzed microporous metal-organic frameworks (DOE-EERE) and H2 trapping in novel carbon cages (DOE-BES). Scientifically, the primary focus of both projects is to find structural morphologies that lead to moderate temperature evolution of H2. She also has pending proposals in using biomass wastes for in process catalysts, methane adsorption, and diffusion in expandable matrices. She is also a 2012-2013 recipient of a highly competitive international Marie Curie Fellowship to study carbon-hydrogen binding in catalyzed materials via density functional theory, which has provided her the opportunity to spend a year at the University of Crete on sabbatical.

Lueking has extensive experience in high-pressure adsorption measurements, advanced materials characterization techniques, including multi-wavelength Raman spectroscopy,
high angle annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy, spectroscopy, temperature-programmed oxidation, X-ray diffraction, N2 adsorption, and He density.

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