Mark Diego Levin
Materials science and engineering
Hometown: Chandler, Arizona, United States
Graduation date: Spring 2021
FURI | Fall 2020
Sonication-Assisted Hydrothermal Synthesis of B4C Nanosheets for Fabrication of a Solar Steam GeneratorA solar steam generator is a device that uses solar energy to produce steam in order to desalinate and purify water. More efficient and cheaper materials are needed to absorb sunlight to heat up the water and make steam. The researcher found a new layered material, boron carbide (B4C) can be exfoliated though bath sonication. The researcher will find if sonication assisted hydrothermal synthesis can make nanosheets that are used in an aerogel to capture the sunlight for the steam generator.
Mentor: Qing Hua Wang
Sponsored project | Fall 2020
Mark Levin was awarded a W. L. Gore & Associates sponsorship for his Fall 2020 FURI project. W. L. Gore & Associates is a uniquely creative, product leadership enterprise that has served a variety of global markets for 60 years, and provides innovative solutions that its associates stand behind. Gore established funds to support undergraduate students in the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative program and values student-driven research and developing relationships with students in the program.