Ponisseril Somasundaran

LaVon Duddleson Krumb Professor of Mineral Engineering
Office: 905B S.W. Mudd
(212) 854-2926
Fax: (212) 854-8362
Email: ps24@columbia.edu

Research Interests

Sustainable  underground resource  recovery:  fundamental  and  applied  research,  greenness index, new reagents, new recovery technologies for oil, gas, and rare-earth elements

Environmental  engineering  (effluent  recycling  and  soil  remediation, water recycling and treatment)

New hybrid inorganic-organic catalysts for synthesis of useful chemicals from CO2

Green surfactants for consumer products (personal care, cosmetics, electronics, etc.) and environmental remediation (oil spill remediation)

New polymer and protein-based materials for tissue engineering and bioimplants 

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