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Dr. Jason E. Bara

  • Associate Professor

Contact Information

  • Office: 3072E SERC
  • Phone: (205) 348-6836
  • Fax: (205) 348-7558

Areas of Research

  • Ionic liquids
  • CO2 sequestration


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2007
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002


Dr. Bara’s research group is focused on the development of processes for clean energy generation that utilize new solvents with little or no volatility for scrubbing CO2 emissions.  There is a complementary focus on “green” chemical reactions.  His group is working on new polymer and composite materials with highly tunable nanostructures that can be used for membrane separations, extraction of toxic compounds from water and self-healing materials.  Dr. Bara is pioneering the use of iPhones and iPads in the chemical engineering curriculum, and is also actively advancing 3-D printing as a tool for research, engineering and education.

Bara is also a project manager for the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Engineering Solutions for Clean Energy Generation, Storage and Consumption Program.