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May 6, 2022: Shao-Chun defends his PhD dissertation

Congratulations to Dr. Shao-Chun Wang for successfully defending his PhD dissertation "Unraveling Mechanisms and Quantifying Active Sites by Using in-situ and ex-situ Infrared Spectroscopy"!

April 4, 2022: Unni receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Unni for receiving the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! The full list of awardees is available here.

March 14, 2022: Group goes for a hike to Picnic Point

The group goes for a hike to Picnic Point and Lakeshore Path on the first day of the school's spring recess.

Sep. 9, 2021: Our collaborative paper on Visible Light-Driven CO2 Reduction is recognized as one of the most highly cited publications in JACS for the period 2018-2019

Our collaborative paper with Prof. Jier Huang from Marquette University on Visible Light-Driven CO2 Reduction is recognized as one of the most highly cited publications in JACS for the period 2018-2019. Congratulations to all co-authors!

Aug. 13, 2021: Melissa defended PhD

Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Cendejas for successfully defending her PhD thesis "Investigation of active site structure and formation on boron-based oxidative dehydrogenation catalysts."!

May 26, 2021: Lesli receives Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Lesli for receiving Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Lesli will develop a high-pressure modulation excitation system to study catalytic reactions under operando conditions.

Apr. 29, 2021: Our collaboration with Prof. Rossini on high field NMR looking at boron catalysts was featured as a MagLab Science Highlight

Our collaboration with Prof. Rossini in Iowa State University on high field NMR looking at boron catalysts was featured as a MagLab Science Highlight.

Congrats to Melissa and Rick (Iowa State University) for driving this project!

 

Apr 21, 2021: Unni and Abdullah receive Ragatz Teaching Assistant laboratory award

Congratulations to Unni and Abdullah for winning first and second place in the Ragatz Teaching Assistant laboratory award in Chemical & Biological Engineering (CBE).

Apr. 21, 2021: Will defended PhD

Congratulations to Dr. William McDermott for successfully defending his PhD thesis "Development of Boron-based Catalysts for the Oxidation of Light Alkanes to Olefins"!

Mar 27, 2021: Edgard receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Edgard for receiving NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!!

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