Professor Joan Brennecke is the Deputy Director of one of five NSF Research Centers. The Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) will lead basic research aimed at sustainable development of America’s light hydrocarbon resources.
In 2018 and 2019, the Brennecke lab welcomed 4 Young Scholars for CISTAR summer research experiences.
Hear about the experience of past CISTAR Young Scholars!
In the Summer of 2022, the University of Texas at Austin campus will be hosting the CISTAR Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program.
CISTAR’s vision is to create a transformative engineered system to convert light hydrocarbons from shale resources to chemicals and transportation fuels in smaller, modular, local, and highly networked processing plants. Through CISTAR’s four pillars: hydrocarbon research, workforce development, diversity and inclusion and industrial partnerships, CISTAR program participants are given the tools to become technically-excellent and innovative leaders who value cultural differences in the global energy economy.
CISTAR INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS
CISTAR Fellows interact with CISTAR Industrial Partners through professional development activities, mentoring program and interactions at CISTAR center-wide meetings.