Moises A. Carreon
Associate Professor, Coors Developmental Chair
My research interests focus on the rational design of advanced functional porous materials at different length scales, including zeolites, mixed metal oxides and metal organic frameworks for applications in molecular gas separations, heterogeneous catalysis, and gas storage. We aim to have a better understanding of the formation mechanisms of these materials and to establish its fundamental structure/separation and structure/catalytic relationships.
Examples of our current research interests include: (1) Zeolite and metal organic framework membranes for carbon dioxide capture which has relevant implications in natural gas and flue gas treatment; (2) Catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide into useful chemicals such as cyclic carbonates and carbamates; (3) natural gas storage employing smart-nanovalve adsorbent composites; and (4) catalytic transformations on biofuels with improved cold flow properties.
M. Carreon, et al., “Method of Making a High-Performance Supported Gas Separation Molecular Sieve Membrane Using a Shortened Crystallization Time”, Patent No. 8,685,143, 4/1/2014.
C. Miralda, E.E. Macias, M. Zhu, P. Ratnasamy, M.A. Carreon, “Zeolitic imidazole Framework-8 catalysts in the conversion of CO2 to chloropropene carbonate” ACS-Catalysis 2012, 2, 180-183.
M. Zhu, S.R. Venna, J.B. Jasinski, M.A. Carreon, “Room temperature synthesis of ZIF-8: The coexistence of ZnO nanoneedles, Chemistry of Materials 2011, 23, 3590-3592.
S.R. Venna, M.A.Carreon, “Amino-functionalized SAPO-34 membranes for CO2/CH4 and CO2/N2 separation” Langmuir 2011, 27, 2888-2894.
S.R. Venna, Jacek B. Jasinski, M.A.Carreon, “Structural Evolution of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 18030–18033.
C.A. Deshmane, J.B. Jasinski, P. Ratnasamy, M.A. Carreon, Synthesis and catalytic properties of mesoporous, bifunctional, gallium-niobium mixed oxides, Chemical Communications 2010, 46, 6347-6349.
S.R. Venna, M.A.Carreon, “Highly Permeable Zeolite Imidazolate Framework-8 Membranes for CO2/CH4 Separation”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 76-78.