About the presenterSpring Week on Campus 2019
Professor T. Alan Hatton
T. Alan Hatton is the Ralph Landau Professor and Director of the David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Co-Director of the MIT Energy Initiative Center for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage. He obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering at the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, and worked at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria for three years before attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to obtain his PhD. His research interests encompass self-assembly of surfactants and block copolymers, synthesis and functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles and metal-organic frameworks for chemical, biological and environmental separations and catalysis, and the exploitation of stimuli-responsive materials for chemical and pharmaceutical processing applications. The most recent focus of his research has been on electrochemically-mediated CO2 capture and conversion, and on electro-swing sorption processes for removal of trace contaminants of emerging concern in water supplies.