Masdar Institute Files Patent on Design of Novel Catalytic Converter Substrates to Reduce Toxic Vehicle Emissions

Masdar Institute Files Patent on Design of Novel Catalytic Converter Substrates to Reduce Toxic Vehicle Emissions

A Masdar Institute professor and student have filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademarks Office for a novel catalytic converter prototype that has the potential to significantly reduce the amount of toxic greenhouse gases emitted through vehicle exhaust. In most developed countries, the majority of global warming…

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Chemical Mapping of DNA Molecule Achieved

Chemical Mapping of DNA Molecule Achieved

A novel imaging technique that leverages atomic force microscopy (AFM) to accurately measure the chemical diversity within a DNA molecule has been developed by a research team from Masdar Institute (MI) and the Petroleum Institute (PI). Dr. Matteo Chiesa, Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Masdar Institute, shared the…

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Self-Cleaning Membranes for Sustainable Desalination

Self-Cleaning Membranes for Sustainable Desalination

An advanced water treatment membrane made of electrically conductive nanofibers developed at Masdar Institute was highlighted by Dr. Raed Hashaikeh, Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Masdar Institute, in his keynote speech during the 3rd International Conference on Desalination using Membrane Technology held last week in Spain. Self-cleaning membranes…

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Raising the Bar for Membraneless Flow Batteries

Raising the Bar for Membraneless Flow Batteries

Membraneless flow batteries are emerging as a promising kind of low-cost battery for large-scale energy storage. But if they are to achieve commercial success against other energy storage solutions, they must be designed with scalability in mind. Many of today’s membraneless flow batteries are designed at the micro-level, at a…

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Turning Water into Clean Fuel

Turning Water into Clean Fuel

A pioneering research project between Masdar Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a step closer to using sunlight to turn water into fuel in the form of hydrogen. The team have identified materials and developed unique structures that optimize the process that splits water into its component…

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