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Momoko Ishii

Ph.D. 2025
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Momoko is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at Yale, specializing in CO2 utilization and biomass valorization. She is interested in molecular designs of biodegradable polymers to replace conventionally-used plastics. Her main dissertation work is on converting CO2 into value-added platform chemicals using thermal, electro- and flow chemistry. She is the first VC fellow of SNØCAP, a fund that specializes in early-stage decarbonization technologies. Currently, she serves as a Director of Partnerships in Nucleate (New Haven) and also in StrOps of Nucleate Eco (Boston).