Our research is directed towards applications that involve (i) engineering the natural environment for sustainable energy and resource recovery and (ii) designing novel chemical pathways for advancing low carbon and negative emissions technologies.
With more than 80% of our energy resources recovered from the subsurface environments which requires about 50 billion cubic meters of fresh water and contributes to more than 75% of global CO2emissions, our grand societal challenge lies in meeting our growing demand for energy and resources while reducing environmental impact. Addressing these earth-scale challenges requires us to develop novel technologies to engineer targeted physico-chemical interactions in complex engineered and natural environments. Enabling emergent technologies for a sustainable earth requires us to advance the cross-scale science of fluid-solid interactions in complex and extreme environments.
School of Civil and
Meishen Liu is a Ph.D. student of Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, loves cats, skiing, and cooking. Meishen received her MS degree in Geography and Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University (2017, US) and her BS degree in Environmental Science from Northeastern University (2015, CN). Meishen’s research interests include developing an advanced understanding of chemo-morphological coupling in reaction environments involving CO2 and developing coupled reaction pathways for the low temperature integrated CO2 capture, conversion, and storage. Key applications of these efforts include sustainable energy conversions with reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and effective utilization of alkaline industrial residues in the built environment.
In these two videos, Meishen is working in the Environmental Teaching Laboratory in Hollister Hall.