FURI | Spring 2020

Computational and Experimental Studies of Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids in Organic Solutions for MET Sensor Devices

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This research focuses on further understanding on how molecular dynamic interactions affect the chemical properties of ionic liquid solutions for the optimization of a molecular electronic transducer-based seismometer for low-temperature space applications. This project will utilize ionic liquids, such as 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium iodide, [BMIM][I], to observe their chemical properties when mixed with organic solvents such as butyronitrile (BCN) or propylene carbonate (PC) from a combined computational and experimental approach.

Student researcher

Vincent Davis

Chemical engineering

Hometown: Meridian, Idaho, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2020