Josh Thompson

thompson.josh.a [at]
Bunger-Henry 325
Mailing Address: 

School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
778 Atlantic Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332

Current Position: 
Chevron in Richmond,CA
Educational Background: 
Ph.D. ChBE 2013

Research Position

PhD Student

Educational Background

B.Ch.E., Auburn University, 2008


Christopher W. Jones and Sankar Nair

Project Title

Evaluation and Application of New Nanoporous Materials for Acid Gas Separations

Project Description

I am interested in using microporous materials for adsorption and membrane separation processes. I have worked on a range of different problems during my thesis, using both zeolites and metal-organic framework materials. One contribution of my work is tuning the organic linker composition of a series of zeolitic imidazolate framework materials that has shown the ability to improve both the adsorption and diffusion properties for acid gas separations.


1. J.A. Thompson; N.A. Brunelli; R.P. Lively; J.R. Johnson; C.W. Jones; S. Nair, “Tunable CO2 Adsorbents by Mixed-Linker Synthesis and Postsynthetic Modification of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, 117, 8198-8207.

2. J.A. Thompson; C.R. Blad; N.A. Brunelli; M.E. Lydon; R.P. Lively; C.W. Jones; S. Nair, “Hybrid Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks: Controlling Framework Porosity and Functionality by Mixed-Linker Synthesis,” Chemistry of Materials, 2012, 24, 1930-1936.

3. J.A. Thompson; K.W. Chapman; W.J. Koros; C.W. Jones; S. Nair, “Sonication-Induced Ostwald Ripening of ZIF-8 Nanoparticles and Formation of ZIF-8/Polymer Composite Membranes,” Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2012, 158, 292-299.


Favorite Books

A Confederacy of Dunces

Favorite Teams

Auburn Tigers