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Researcher of New Energy Technologies Joins USD

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San Diego Union-Tribune--

A researcher specializing in new energy production technologies has joined the University of San Diego in a professorship funded by a grant of nearly $600,000 from the Clare Boothe Luce Program.

Lauren Benz will teach in USD's department of chemistry and biochemistry. Benz's research focuses on the development of new energy sources through the creation of materials with millions of tiny pores that can store large amounts of clean-burning fuels such as hydrogen.

She also will be researching the removal of sulfur and other toxins from existing petroleum supplies.

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