Prof. Miklos Kertesz receives NSF Grant

The project “Collaborative Research: Aggregation mechanisms in carbon nanomaterials based on pi-conjugated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons” joint between Miklos Kertesz (Department of Chemistry and ISMSM at Georgetown University) and Prof. Hans Lischka at Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX) received a new NSF grant that will provide a total of $283K to the Kertesz lab over three years starting Sept 1, 2021 (with an additional $250K to Prof. Lischka over 3 years) to employ high level computational methods to study of the aggregation mechanisms of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These are large flat molecules that occur in practically all carbon nanomaterials, including ones familiar to the general public as soot and asphaltenes, refractory fraction of crude oil and others as carbon dots.