Director of the Carbon Hub; A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Materials Science
Professor Matteo Pasquali is the founding Director of the Carbon Hub, a partnership between academia, industry and federal labs encompassing over 20 organizations across four continents. The Carbon Hub develops and deploys pathways for simultaneously harvesting zero-emission hydrogen and carbon materials that can slash emissions from industry and transportation. Prof. Pasquali joined Rice University in 2000 and has served as Chair of the Chemistry Department, Magister of Lovett College, Co-Director of the Carbon Nanotechnology Laboratory, and Chief Scientific Advisor for Nanotechnology at Shell (sabbatical). His research lab is credited with laying the scientific foundations for the structure-property relationships and the industrial production of carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers, for the demonstration of their high performance, and for the development of scalable pathways for their manufacturing. His laboratory studies the interplay of energy, materials, and carbon, and is pioneering system-level pathways to decarbonize the industrial sector by using carbon materials while co-producing clean hydrogen. Prof. Pasquali is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Pasquali and his students have co-authored over 230 scientific articles and over 30 patents and patent applications, which have been cited over 19,000 times. Prof. Pasquali and his students have started companies focused on medical applications of CNT fibers and smart CNT materials.