ASU student awarded inaugural carbon capture scholarship
Chemical engineering and biochemistry student Riley Seminara (in center in photo) has won the Martin Hudson Scholarship for Carbon Capture and Sustainable Energy that will enable him to pursue more education and research in those areas. Carbon capture is one of the methods most touted as an effective way to combat the increase in the growing environment-threatening carbon emissions into the Earth’s atmosphere. The captured carbon is seen as potential source of renewable energy. Seminara is already conducting research in using hydrogen gas to reduce carbon dioxide accumulations. He is currently doing research with ASU’s School of Molecular Sciences Associate Professor Ryan Trovitch, who says Seminara’s knowledge of both chemistry and chemical engineering put him in a unique position to make meaningful contributions to the carbon capture field.