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Clark Atlanta University Professor's Research Makes British Royal Society of Chemistry Journal

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Donna Brock

Larry Calhoun

ATLANTA (Aug. 11, 2015) – The research of Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Associate Professor of Chemistry Conrad Ingram, Ph.D., is the cover story of the August issue of the British Royal Society of Chemistry Journal.  Ingram’s research focused on the development of advanced multifunctional materials that can meet societal needs in biomedical diagnostics, radiation detection, and gas absorption for industrial and transportation applications. 

The project involved three May 2014 baccalaureate graduates: Geoffrey Kibakaya, Esmeralda Castaneda and Brandon Dennis.  Ingram’s current doctoral student, Stephan Mathis II, is a co-author of the research paper. 

Ingram said, “The students designed and synthesized new metal-organic framework structures (MOFS) that are composed of alternating metal ions and organic compounds in a very complex and unusual three dimensional arrangement that contains large and useful voids.

“These new materials have chemical elements that make them potentially useful in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology to advance medical diagnostics.  Also, as our society reduces its dependence on fossil fuels for industrial and transportation needs, and lower harmful emissions that contribute to global climate change, hydrogen fuel cells technology is an emerging and attractive alternative. Our new material has void and cavities that can be explored for the storage of unprecedentedly large quantities of hydrogen that is necessary for hydrogen fuel cells.” 

The research paper was highly rated by the peer-reviewed prestigious journal.  To view the article, click on http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2015/ce/c5ce90126j?page=search.


Category: Research, Faculty
Keywords: CAU, Chemistry, Conrad Ingram,