Simon Pang


Portrait of  Simon Pang
  • Title
    Associate Group Leader
  • Email
  • Phone
    (925) 423-8832
  • Organization
    Not Available

Research Interests

  • Direct air capture of carbon dioxide
  • Carbon capture and catalytic conversion
  • Functional porous materials and polymers
  • Adsorption, surface chemistry and catalysis

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 2014

BS, Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 2009

Baker, S. B.; Stolaroff, J. K.; Peridas, G.; Pang, S. H.; Goldstein, H. M.; Lucci, F. R.; Li, W.; Slessarev, E. W.; Pett-Ridge, J.; Ryerson, F. J.; Wagoner, J. L.; Kirkendall, W.; Aines, R. D.; Sanchez, D. L.; Cabiyo, B.; Baker, J.; McCoy, S. T.; Uden, S.; Runnebaum, R.; Wilcox, J.; Psarras, P. C.; Pilorgé, H.; McQueen, N.; Maynard, D.; McCormick, C. Getting to Neutral: Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California. 2020. LLNL-TR-796100

Pang, S. H.; Lively, R. P.; Jones, C. W. Oxidatively-stable Linear Poly(propylenimine)-Containing Adsorbents for CO2 Capture from Ultra-Dilute Streams. ChemSusChem 2018, 11, 2628-2637.

Pang, S. H.; Lee, L.-C.; Sakwa-Novak, M. A.; Lively, R. P.; Jones, C. W. Design of Aminopolymer Structure to Enhance Performance and Stability of CO2 Sorbents: Poly(propylenimine) vs. Poly(ethylenimine). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 3627-3630.

Pang, S. H.; Schoenbaum, C. A.; Schwartz, D. K.; Medlin, J. W. Directing Reaction Pathways by Catalyst Active-Site Selection using Self-Assembled Monolayers. Nature Commun. 2013, 4:2448.

Full publication list available on Google Scholar and Scopus. ORCID: 0000-0003-2913-1648

Simon is interested in development and implementation of materials and technologies for carbon capture and carbon removal, the interface between carbon capture technologies with carbon conversion to develop a circular carbon economy, and systems analysis for carbon and energy technologies. He leads DOE-funded projects spanning topics from fundamental investigations of carbon capture materials degradation mechanisms to development of hybrid reactive capture processes that integrate carbon capture and conversion. He leads the Carbon Capture and Direct Air Capture pillar of the LLNL Carbon Initiative.