Research Interests: Developing clean methods for producing clean energy carriers such as hydrogen, while at the same time capturing and converting the carbon dioxide created into a useful and environmentally harmless solid. One thread of her research involves using X-ray scattering, tomography and spectroscopy techniques to observe chemical reactions as they happen, possible allowing researchers to develop a method of producing hydrogen without creating greenhouse gases. More broadly, Gadikota would like to develop a method for observing the reaction environments for any solid-liquid-gas system. Gadikota is also studying the feasibility of pulling acid gases from dilute and heterogeneous gas streams and understanding how reactive fluids and solids behave in extreme subsurface and engineered environments.
PhD and MS Students
Research: involves understanding the influence of confinement geometry and chemistry on the organization of confined fluids for different energy and environmental applications.
Research: the carbon mineralization project, especially the carbon capture mechanism of magnesium-based minerals.
Research: Include developing an advanced understanding of chemo-morphological coupling in reaction environments involving CO2 and developing coupled reaction pathways for the low temperature integrated CO2 capture, conversion, and storage.
Research: Focuses on developing modified steel mesh for the rapid removal of oil contaminants from water.
Research: Focuses on the carbon dioxide capture based on calcium-contained materials as well as the synthesis and application of calcium carbonate product.
Environmental Engineering, 2023
Chemical Engineering, 2023
Chemical Engineering, 2022