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FULLY FUNDED VIU Graduate Seminar 2020 in Venice: Climate Change Mitigation: Carbon Capture And Utilization; Apply by Feb. 20


Fully Funded International Opportunity for
Duke University Graduate Students!

Venice International University Graduate Seminar

Climate Change Mitigation: Carbon Capture And Utilization​

Venice, Italy, June 22-26, 2020

Application Deadline: February 20, 2020

Duke University is a member of the Venice International University (VIU) Consortium. VIU Graduate Seminars are thematic intensive seminars, on a focused topic, approached from a multidisciplinary perspective. The aim of this graduate seminar is to provide the students with a comprehensive overview of carbon capture and utilization strategies with regard to their current stage of development and implementation, focusing on scientific and technological aspects, but also environmental, social and economic sustainability issues. The program will examine technologies for separating CO2 from different types of sources such as flue gas, biogas and air, and for producing products such as chemicals, fuels (also bio-derived) and construction materials.

Although geological storage will not be specifically addressed during the seminar, permanent storage of CO2 by natural and accelerated weathering will be examined together with other utilization processes. As CO2 may be used in many different applications, the seminar will have a multidisciplinary approach involving professors and students from different disciplines: chemistry and biology, civil and environmental engineering, and earth science. The aim is to encourage and stimulate discussions from students from different backgrounds to allow them to individually and collectively identify synergies and possible new approaches and strategies in the developing field of CCUS.

This Graduate Seminar will be led by Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada, Tsinghua University, China and KU Leuven, Belgium.

Admitted Duke Students will not pay participation fees and will receive a grant to cover the costs of international travel and accomodation on the Venice International University (VIU) Campus.

Applications are open until February 20. For the application, brochure, and program, please visit the seminar website.

If you need more information after you have applied, please contact Dr. Giovanni Zanalda, DUCIGS ( For more information about future graduate activities at VIU, please check the DUCIGS website.