Laboratory Learning Program 2024 - High temperature plasma assisted ammonia synthesis (MAE-02)

Research Opportunity Number: MAE-02

Project Title: High temperature plasma assisted ammonia synthesis

Project Summary: We will develop a stable high temperature plasma to NO (for fertilizer) synthesis from nitrogen and oxygen. The experiment will be conducted in a closed chamber with a novel plasma reactor. The energy conversion efficiency will be compared with the commercial Haber-Bosch process. Optimization of plasma properties and timescales will be made to increase the yield and efficiency. The work will be conducted under the supervision of a research staff and a graduate student.

Student Roles and Responsibilities: The student(s) will perform experimental support, data analysis, computation modeling, literature review, and create a presentation

Additional Considerations: Student will need university EHS lab safety training before entering the lab. After entering the lab, lab safety and experimental safety training will be required.

Department/Institute: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Sponsor: Yiguang Ju

Participation Dates: 6/1/2024 to 7/15/2024

Stipend Offered: $0

Number of Internships Available: 0-2

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024, midnight eastern daylight time