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Prof. Xuancan Zhu | Carbon Capture Award | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Xuancan Zhu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Ahmad Murid Partaw is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida, specializing in Politics and International Affairs, with an expected graduation date in August 2024. His dissertation focuses on “The Challenge of Legitimacy and Governance in Fragile States: The Case of Afghanistan,” under the guidance of Dr. Steven Roach, Dr. David Jacobson, Dr. Earl Conteh-Morgan, and Dr. Zacharias Pieri.

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Partaw holds a Ph.D. in Politics and International Affairs from the University of South Florida, along with a Master of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Studies and Military Science.

Teaching Experience 👨‍🏫

With expertise in international relations, comparative politics, and globalization, Partaw has taught various courses at the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa, earning accolades such as “best class” and “amazing instructor.”

Research Experience 🔍

Partaw’s research spans roles as a Graduate Assistant, Research Fellow, and Teaching Assistant, contributing to projects on economic analysis, strategic studies, and global diplomacy.

Professional Experience 💼

Partaw served as Afghanistan’s Senior National Representative to the United States Central Command, bringing practical insights to his academic pursuits.

Research Focus 🔬

X Zhu’s research primarily revolves around the development and optimization of adsorption processes for carbon capture and utilization, with a special emphasis on direct air capture (DAC) technologies. His work spans various aspects of DAC, including the synthesis of novel adsorbents, investigation of operating conditions, and design of efficient separation processes. Through his contributions, Zhu aims to address current challenges in industrial carbon dioxide capture and pave the way for sustainable solutions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. His expertise in elevated-temperature pressure swing adsorption and adsorbent characterization positions him at the forefront of advancements in DAC research.


Publication Top Notes

  1. “Industrial carbon dioxide capture and utilization: state of the art and future challenges” – Published in Chemical Society Reviews in 2020, cited by 698.
  2. “Recent advances in direct air capture by adsorption” – Published in Chemical Society Reviews in 2022, cited by 122.
  3. “Recent advances in elevated-temperature pressure swing adsorption for carbon capture and hydrogen production” – Published in Progress in Energy and Combustion Science in 2019, cited by 97.
  4. “Efficient CO2 capture from ambient air with amine-functionalized Mg–Al mixed metal oxides” – Published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A in 2020, cited by 78.
  5. “Operating temperatures affect direct air capture of CO2 in polyamine-loaded mesoporous silica” – Published in Chemical Engineering Journal in 2021, cited by 68.
  6. “Design of steam-assisted temperature vacuum-swing adsorption processes for efficient CO2 capture from ambient air” – Published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews in 2021, cited by 61.
  7. “Integrated gasification combined cycle with carbon dioxide capture by elevated temperature pressure swing adsorption” – Published in Applied Energy in 2016, cited by 57.
  8. “Layered double oxide/activated carbon-based composite adsorbent for elevated temperature H2/CO2 separation” – Published in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy in 2015, cited by 47.
  9. “Roles for K2CO3 doping on elevated temperature CO2 adsorption of potassium promoted layered double oxides” – Published in Chemical Engineering Journal in 2019, cited by 45.
  10. “Synthesis of elevated temperature CO2 adsorbents from aqueous miscible organic-layered double hydroxides” – Published in Energy in 2019, cited by 41.
Xuancan Zhu | Carbon Capture Award | Best Researcher Award

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