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Agrawal Group @ ASDRP

Engineering the Next Generation of Green Materials

Natural Product Analysis

We search for natural products as starting materials that are candidates for solving real-world problems. In particular, we are interested in plant products and in naturally occurring metals.

Metallurgical Engineering

We are interested in green-engineering the materials of the future using renewable feedstocks and low-waste production methods.

Green Energy Sequestering

Our research considers elements of the global energy crisis and how new materials and methods inspired by nature can help provide answers to these issues.

Summer 2019 Research

Catalysis of VOC (volatile organic compound) oxidation via Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles

It has been previously shown that titanium dioxide (TiO2) possesses catalytic capacity for the oxidation of VOC (volatile organic compound) species, making it a renewable and attractive candidate for air quality management.

Summer 2019 Research

Artificial Photosynthesis in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC)

Plants have a highly efficient system for sequestering solar energy into chemical forms. Our research uses extracted plant pigments to drive solar energy sequestering via dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) systems, and seeks to understand the factors that lead to photosynthetic efficiency.

Summer 2019 Research

Engineering Graphene-REDOX Transistors

Redox (reduction-oxidation) reactions provide the basis for electrochemical processes, and graphene has been demonstrated to be a viable renewable alternative to other materials. Here, we analyze the effect of mixtures of metallic species with graphene on the physical properties of the material.

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Mahesh Agrawal, M.S.

Primary Investigator

M.S. Materials Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology

B.S. Metallurgical Engineering

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Research | Summer 2019