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CarbonTransformationExperts

We pioneer research and technology development to create transformative carbon management solutions 
for heavy industry.

At ICM, we develop breakthrough technologies to reduce carbon emissions, driven by creativity and rooted in a rigorous multi-PI approach that combines strong technical acumen with a global perspective.

Founded

2018

Publications

120

Patents

22

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UCLA civil engineering professor Gaurav Sant is flanked by project scientists Iman Mehdipour, left, and Gabe Falzone behind a machine they use to make concrete bricks with recycled carbon.

Turning carbon into concrete could win UCLA team a climate victory — and $7.5 million

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These uses of CO2 could cut emissions and make trillions of dollars

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“Carbon-capture, utilization, and storage [process] is not a new idea, but it was prohibitively expensive before recent advances in materials science”

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team of researchers trying To find a solution to cut concrete's carbon emissions

Researchers are trying to find a solution to cut concrete's carbon emissions

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We align our capabilities with valued partners in industry, government, and strategic giving communities to create pathways for impact.

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We align our capabilities with valued partners in industry, government, and strategic giving communities to create pathways for impact.

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Leadership

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Gaurav N. Sant, Ph.D.

Director

Gaurav oversees the scientific direction, strategy, and technical teaming activities of the Institute for Carbon Management. He is a Professor and Samueli Fellow with appointments in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, and a Member of the California Nanosystems Institute. His research focuses on decarbonizing construction, the development of carbon mitigation technologies, and promoting manufacturing disruptions in entrenched heavy-industry sectors. His work has been supported by federal and state agencies, foundations, and Fortune500 corporations, and recognized by awards from the National Science Foundation, American Concrete Institute, American Institute for Chemical Engineering, and the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures. In 2016 he was selected as one of UCLA's Optimists.

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Camly Tran, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Dr. Tran manages the strategic programming and operations of the Institute for Carbon Management. Prior to joining UCLA, she was a Senior Program Officer for the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, advisors to the U.S. government on scientific issues. While at the Academies, she directed and supported over ten consensus studies and workshops at the intersection of chemistry and policy in four main areas: education, workforce, defense, and research.

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Edward Muller

Chairman of the Institute for Carbon Management

Mr. Muller serves as the Chairman of the Institute for Carbon Management’s Advisory Board. He is the retired Vice Chairman of NRG Energy, Inc., an energy company that produces and sells electricity throughout the United States. Prior to the merger of GenOn Energy Inc. and NRG in 2012, he was Chairman and Chief Executive of GenOn, a competing producer and marketer of electricity. Mr. Muller's previous leadership appointments include Chairman and Chief Executive of Mirant Corporation, and President and Chief executive officer of Edison Mission Energy, a wholly owned global power subsidiary of Edison International.

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Advisory Board

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ICM Team

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Institute for Carbon Management

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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656

info@icm.ucla.edu

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