3rd year student in Chemistry
Worldwide access to clean natural gas is essential if environmentally acceptable energy needs are to be realized. Yet applications are limited by current technology; the U.S. Department of Energy’s gas storage target, 263 cm3 cm-3 (65 bar), has never been achieved by a commercially viable material. I have developed a novel, monolithic metal-organic framework which is chemically, thermally and mechanically stable. This unique material exhibits a benchmark natural gas working capacity of 261 cm3 cm-3 (100 bar), representing a vital technological advancement in commercial gas storage, e.g. for automobiles. Correspondingly, I have filed a patent in collaboration with Cambridge Enterprise and Immaterial Labs.