Summary: Article published September 08, 2010
UT professor's work in carbon dioxide gets coveted award
By CLAUDIA BOYD-BARRETT
BLADE STAFF WRITER
As scientists, environmentalists, and policy makers
grapple with the problem of excessive carbon dioxide in
the atmosphere, University of Toledo professor Abdul-
Majeed Azad is developing ways to put the gas to good
use. The chemical engineer is leading cutting-edge
research into technologies that can convert this
problematic byproduct of combustion into a fuel.
University of Toledo professor Abdul-Majeed Azad
recently won a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award.
Now, Mr. Azad's efforts have been recognized with one of the most prestigious awards
in the Fulbright Scholar Program: a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award.
Mr. Azad, who received the award in June, will travel to Sweden this month to conduct
research at the Chalmers Institute of Technology, a university specializing in the
development of sustainable technologies.
As well as focusing on ways to use carbon dioxide, he will be researching methods to
improve capture and storage of the gas from sources such as power plants. He will stay