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CHBE 565 Seminar, Prof. Shelley Minteer, University of Utah (Su), Enzymatic Bioelectrocatalysis for Electrosynthesis"

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Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and International Paper Company
116 Roger Adams Laboratory
Apr 20, 2023   2:00 pm  
Christine Bowser
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Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering - Seminars and Events

In the last 5 years, there have been extensive studies and new materials designed for interfacing biocatalysts with electrode surfaces for applications in energy storage and electrification of industry. This talk will discuss electroanalytical techniques for studying biocatalysis, including both mediated enzymatic bioelectrocatalysis and direct enzymatic bioelectrocatalysis. The talk will discuss electrode materials innovation for interfacing complex proteins with electrode surfaces as well as using them for electrosynthesis of ammonia as well as other value-added products (i.e. chiral amines, chiral imines, polymers, etc.) with a focus on sustainability.  Finally, this talk will discuss the use of synthetic biology for microbial bioelectrosynthesis of ammonia and other value-added products, as an alternative to enzymatic bioelectrocatalysis.

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