Overcoming clean energy opposition and catching tiny microplastics in water are themes of research by newest Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows

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Molly Seltzer
Molly Seltzer, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Dec. 15, 2021

Two new Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows have joined the Andlinger Center. Holly Caggiano is focused on designing techniques to overcome the social barriers to implementing clean energy projects. Fernando Temprano-Coleto aims to create a remediation technique for tiny microplastics that currently evade water treatment and filtration systems.

A behavioral scientist by training, Caggiano will work with Elke Weber, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and professor of psychology and the School of Public and International Affairs, and Chris Greig, a lead author of the Net-Zero America study. Temprano-Coleto aims to design techniques to sift through, identify, and characterize small plastic particles, which often go undetected in water treatment systems because of their size, and will work with Howard Stone, Sujit Datta, and Z. Jason Ren.

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