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Michael Difrieri

Internship Title: Microwave-based Methane Sensing
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Mentor Name: YangQuan Chen

Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide in a 20-year time span. Mitigation of methane emissions can impact the near-term effect of global warming. Methane detection and quantification is the first step towards mitigation. However, sensors to detect methane, in general, are expensive and low-cost solutions that can detect at ppm-level are highly desirable. Therefore, this project aims to explore novel sensing techniques to detect methane, at low cost, using chemiresistive materials and microwave-based sensors.