Group News

Aug. 24, 2022: Theo defends his PhD dissertation

 
Congratulations to Dr. Theodore Agbi for successfully defending his PhD dissertation "Development and Characterization of Oxyfunctionalized Boron Nitride Catalysts for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Light Alkanes to Olefins"!

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).

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