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Marty Lail

Marty Lail

Senior Director, Carbon Capture and Conversion


PhD, Organometallic Chemistry, North Carolina State University
BS, Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University
BA, Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Marty Lail is the Senior Director of Decarbonization Sciences at RTI International. He leads a multi-disciplinary team of materials chemists, chemical engineers, and mechanical engineers focused on developing and demonstrating solutions for carbon dioxide capture and conversion. Since 2009, Dr. Lail and his team have developed advanced solvents for CO2 removal from power plants and industrial facilities. With support from the Department of Energy and various commercial partners, he has continued to develop the technology over the past decade and advanced to large-scale demonstrations for specific industrial applications.

Prior to leading the Decarbonization Sciences program, Dr. Lail led the Materials Chemistry Group at RTI. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from NC State University in 2006 and held postdoctoral research positions at UC Berkeley and at the U.S. EPA before joining RTI. He has received the Outstanding Mentor Award, Frequently Published Author Awards, Outstanding Paper Awards, the Presidents Award, and Innovation Awards at RTI. He has ten patents and over forty publications over this time.

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