Forbes published an interview with Jennifer Wilcox, the James H. Manning Chaired Professor of Chemical Engineering, in which she discussed the cost and impact of climate change, and emerging technologies to help slow it. In her TED talk, she introduces her research on carbon scrubbing at scale using chemical reactions that mimic plant carbon capture. Professor Wilcox has also commented on recent industrial developments in the New York Times.
Professor Wilcox's research program focuses on mitigating and adapting to climate change. This includes the capture and sequestration of trace metals and carbon dioxide. She takes a multiscale approach, partnering with government labs and industry to investigate phenomena from atomistic to plant scale. She has earned many awards for her work, including the NSF CAREER award and the 2017 Arthur C. Stern award for Distinguished Paper.