Peter Psarras is a Research Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He oversees research on indirect carbonation of alkaline feedstocks, coupled LCA/TEA analyses of carbon management pathways, and strategic road mapping of CCUS and CDR deployment within the context of regional variations in resource availability, techno-economic viability, and impact at the community level.
Pete has published a variety of peer-reviewed papers on engineered CDR technologies, including reasonable opportunities for direct air capture, impact of energy source on direct air capture net removal costs, and the impact of siting on full supply chain costs. He also contributed as a co-author to the 2019 report Getting to Neutral: Options for Negative Emissions in California”, which received the Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award. Pete served as a judge on the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE.
Pete received his B.A. in Chemistry from Miami University and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cleveland State University. He followed with postdoctoral appointments at Stanford University (Energy Resources Engineering) and Colorado School of Mines (Chemical and Biological Engineering) before landing at Penn in 2021.