Polymer Coating Cools Down Buildings

by |September 28th, 2018

Sep 27 2018 | By Holly Evarts | Video and Image Credit: Jyotirmoy Mandal/Columbia Engineering Columbia Engineers make white paint whiter—and cooler—by removing white pigment and invent a polymer coating, with nano-to-microscale air voids, that acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied like paint. New York, NY—September 27, 2018—With… read more

The Columbia University-Baotou Steel EcoPartnership Launches Joint-Venture Pilot Project to Test and Commercialize Technology to Repurpose Iron and Steel Slags

by |February 8th, 2018

August 24, 2017 On May 25, 2017, Columbia University and Baotou Steel launched the joint-venture pilot project at the Columbia Beijing Center. This event consisted of a panel discussion and press conference. Details of the groundbreaking new technology and the planning of the pilot in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region were discussed for the first… read more

Floating Solar Rig Produces Hydrogen Fuel

by |December 19th, 2017

Floating Solar Rig Produces Hydrogen Fuel By Charles Q. Choi Illustration: Justin Bui/Columbia EngineeringAn artist’s rendering shows a hypothetical “solar fuels rig” floating on the open sea. A floating “solar fuels rig” could one day use solar energy to split apart seawater and generate hydrogen fuel. A team of scientists recently described the design for the… read more

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New Method Increases Energy Density in Lithium Batteries

by |October 25th, 2016

Novel technique may lead to longer battery life in portable electronics and electrical vehicles Yuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a new method to increase the energy density of lithium (Li-ion) batteries. He has built a trilayer structure that is stable even in ambient air, which makes… read more

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LCSE PhD student returns from firsthand experience of the carbon injection process in Iceland

by |March 7th, 2014

The Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy (LCSE) is pleased to welcome back Doctoral Student Yinghuang Ji, who recently returned from Iceland at the Carbfix geological carbon storage site. Ji’s project, “Tagging Carbon Dioxide to Enable Quantitative Inventories of Geological Carbon Storage” (PI. Klaus Lackner) otherwise known as the C14 project, funded by the US Department… read more

Why build small?

by |February 28th, 2014

The Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy’s PhD alumnus Eric Dahlgren wrote a paper “Small Modular Infrastructure” with LCSE Director Klaus Lackner, along with Garrett van Ryzin and Caner Göçmen from the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. It was recently selected for the Eugene L. Grant award for best paper in the Engineering Economist for… read more

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