Tandon in the News

Sustainable, solar-driven chemical manufacturing


A team of researchers from the New York University Tandon School of Engineering is working to upend energy-intensive, fossil fuel-dependent chemical manufacturing processes and replace them with sustainable, solar-driven reactions that rely on renewable feedstocks. Led by Miguel Modestino, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, the team recently designed a novel reactor that uses solar energy and plant waste to sustainably produce adiponitrile, an precursor material used in Nylon production. The team's work is featured in the inaugural issue of Trends in Chemistry, a review journal published by Cell Press that aims to address major questions across all areas of chemistry.

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