Mania has almost 19 years in plant design and operation, 10 of these dedicated specifically to Carbon Capture. Her career started in biomass gasification industry before taking a strong focus on Carbon Capture and hydrogen production. Mania designed, commissioned and operated commercial scale post combustion liquid amine plant while applying and translating operational data and learning from 10-100 TPD.
She led all commercial plant process-related deliverables of the licensing technology package for the capture plant including process development, design, commissioning, testing & optimization of carbon capture gas processing plants for various industrial applications.
Mania joined Svante in 2021 and transitioned to solid sorbent-based CO2 Capture projects, where she has been responsible for leading and strengthening the Plant Process group to provide in-house designs for scoping studies, FEED for large applications, and product development projects.
Mania’s background in Chemical/Process Engineering, as well as commercialization of other CO2 capture technologies, commissioning & operation aids with the direction of the skilled Process Team.
Mania holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering as well as an MBA.
Andrew Bocarsly received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and physics from UCLA in 1976, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from M.I.T. in 1980. He has been a member of the Princeton University, Chemistry Department for forty three years. Professor Bocarsly has published over 250 papers and patents. Research in his laboratory is focused on electrochemistry and photoelectrochemistry for the conversion of carbon dioxide to fuels and feedstocks.
Professor Bocarsly serves as a consultant to various alternate energy companies. He co-founded Liquid Light Inc. He has edited a volume for Structure and Bonding in the area of fuel cells and batteries, and served as the electrochemistry editor for Methods in Materials Research. He currently sits on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of CO2 Utilization, and the Science Board of the International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU).
Professor Bocarsly has received an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the Sigma Xi (Princeton Section) Science Educator Award, and the American Chemical Society-Exxon Solid State Chemistry award.
Round Table participants
Workshop 1: Anh-Tran Ly
Dr. Anh Tran Ly received her Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from ETH Zurich and EMPA, Switzerland before becoming a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Queen’s University. During the time at Queen’s University, she co-founded CO2L Technologies Inc., a company focusing on developing technologies and products derived from CO2. She is responsible for the administrative and operational functions of CO2L Tech. She was the award winner of the Innosuisse Startup Campus for students in technology in 2021 and the grand-prize winner of the Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative (QICSI) pitch competition in 2022, securing the seed fund for the company. Since then, she and her team have continued to expand the product portfolio, and develop technologies ready for pilot scales. Her passion is to make a real impact on the environment and society through innovative technologies. As a female scientist and entrepreneur, she actively supports and advocates for women in the tech industry.
Workshop 2: Amanda Bongers
Amanda is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Queen’s University in Canada and leads the Chemistry Education Research Group. Her team explores the underlying mechanisms of how people learn and uses their findings to develop evidence-based teaching practices. Her group also researches how topics of equity and sustainability can be infused into chemistry education in Canada. Amanda is involved in science outreach activities for both budding scientists and non-scientists. She teaches a graduate course that helps students develop skills in scientific communication and science outreach. Beyond the goal of attracting more people into science, Amanda centers her outreach and research activities on the idea of reforming science and academia to create more inclusive and equitable spaces.
Workshop 3 : Warren Mabee
Dr. Warren Mabee (Ph.D. 2001, Toronto) is Associate Dean and Director of the School of Policy Studies, and a Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen's University. He holds the Stauffer-Dunning Chair in Public Policy, and is cross-appointed to the School of Environmental Studies at Queen's. His international research programme focuses on the interface between policy and technology in the area of renewable energy and fuels, addressing issues that bridge the gap between researchers and decision-makers using tools such as life cycle assessment, geographic information systems and agent-based logistical models. His past work experiences include stints at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto, as well as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Energy Agency.