Jan. 12, 2012


Description

 
 
Dr. Tour will present work performed at Rice University toward developing new technologies that will enhance oil and gas recovery. His presentation will include several new technologies that can be used in drilling and production operations.
 
The use of graphene filtration agents in drilling fluids will be discussed.  This involves the addition of modified graphene oxides, which are robust 1-nanometer-thick sheets of carbon and oxygen that are 50-100 microns in diameter.
 
Also, the use of sub-100-nanometer-sized carbon-based nanoreporter sensors will be presented. These can delineate the constitution of the downhole environment, thus indicating the percent oil versus water in the porous rock. 
 
Finally, a mesoporous CO2 capture media will be presented that can efficiently remove CO2 from natural gas streams at room temperature.  And the CO2 can be effectively removed though a 75°C thermal cycling process.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Featured Speakers

Speaker: JAMES M. TOUR,  Ph.D.
Speaker JAMES M. TOUR, Ph.D.
PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING and MATERIALS SCIENCE RICE UNIVERSITY     James M. Tour, a synthetic organic chemist, received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Syracuse University, his Ph.D. in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry from Purdue University, and postdoctoral training in synthetic organic chemistry ...

PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING and MATERIALS SCIENCE
RICE UNIVERSITY


 

 

James M. Tour, a synthetic organic chemist, received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Syracuse University, his Ph.D. in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry from Purdue University, and postdoctoral training in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University.


 


After spending 11 years on the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina, he joined the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University in 1999 where he is presently the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.


 


Tour’s scientific research areas include nanoelectronics, graphene electronics, carbon nanovectors for medical applications, “green carbon research” for enhanced oil recovery and environmentally friendly oil and gas extraction, graphene photovoltaics, chemical self-assembly, flame retarding polymer additives, carbon nanotube and graphene synthetic modifications, carbon composites, hydrogen storage on nanoengineered carbon scaffolds, synthesis of single-molecule nanomachines which include molecular motors and nanocars, use of the NanoKids concept for K-12 education in nanoscale science, Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero science educational package development for middle school education, and methods for retarding chemical terrorist attacks.


 


Dr. Tour was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2009; he was ranked one of the Top 10 chemists in the world over the past decade, by a Thomson Reuters citations per publication index survey, 2009; he won the Distinguished Alumni Award, Purdue University in 2009 and the Houston Technology Center’s Nanotechnology Award in 2009. He has won numerous other awards, prizes, and honors.  He has served on a number of boards and advisory panels.  Dr. Tour has over 400 research publications and 50 patents.


 


 



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Organizer

Barry Faulkner


Date and Time

Thu, Jan. 12, 2012

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

PETROLEUM CLUB, 43rd floor, EXXONMOBIL Building

800 BELL STREET
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002
USA