Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park

LENFEST EARTH INSTITUTE PROFESSOR OF CLIMATE CHANGE; Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering; Professor of Chemical Engineering; CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING; Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy

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Alissa Park advances the fundamental understanding of CO2 interactions with engineered and natural materials and develops technologies for sustainable energy and material conversion pathways with emphasis on carbon capture, utilization and storage.

Research Interests

Carbon capture and storage; Clean fossil energy conversion systems; Waste-to-Energy; Alternative energy production; Particle technology; Electrostatic tomography; Multiphase flow systems.

Alissa Park is the Lenfest Earth Institute Professor of Climate Change in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Engineering & Chemical Engineering at Columbia University. She is also the Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy. Her research focuses on sustainable energy and materials conversion pathways with emphasis on integrated Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technologies addressing climate change. Park group is also working on Direct Air Capture of CO2 and Negative Emission Technologies including BioEnergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) and sustainable construction materials with low carbon intensity. Park received a number of professional awards and honors including the Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems at AIChE PTF (2022), ACS ENFL Mid-Career Researcher Award (2022), U.S. C3E Research Award (2018), PSRI Lectureship Award at AIChE PTF (2018), and NSF CAREER Award (2009). Park also led a number of global and national discussions on CCUS including the Mission Innovation Workshop in 2017. Park is a Fellow of AIChE, ACS, RSC and AAAS.