Contaminant Mitigation, Filtration Systems
Scott Higgins (PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Maine) has over ten years of materials development experience in the areas of air purification, battery separation, microbial fuel cells and anaerobic digestion technologies. During his PhD, he developed novel inorganic membranes capable of acting as separators in lithium ion batteries in addition to developing membranes used for separation of hydrocarbons from air and light gases. Scott began a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Hawaii in 2009 where he developed novel materials for microbial fuel cell electrodes and anaerobic digesters. Scott joined the faculty of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute in 2013 where has focused on air contaminant mitigation and filtration systems development in an effort to expend the conditions under which fuel cells can operate and extend fuel cell lifetimes.