Matteo is nominated a Sloan Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation! The Fellowship was created in 1955 to recognize early-career excellence in physics, chemistry and mathematics. The award recognizes promising future leaders who have made significant contributions to the field. Matteo and the whole group are recognized for the work in sustainable energy generation processes.
This award, bestowed every three years to a researcher under 35 years of age, is given to Matteo for his contributions to the development of catalysts based on ceria. Matteo will receive the award during the 10th International Conference on f-Elements in early September in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he will also deliver a keynote lecture. More here
We welcome Weixin and Alex as post-doctoral scholars in the group, and Pit as visiting post-doc from Germany! Weixin will be working on catalysts for methane combustion, Alex on nanofabrication of photocatalytic materials, and Pit on hybrid materials for multifunctional catalysis. Welcome to the group!
The New Year starts in a great way with our work in collaboration with Jian Qin in our department published in Chemistry of Materials! Liheng led the efforts to describe how in-situ studies can provide us the knowledge to synthesize nanocrystals of a desired size and narrow distributions. Read it here
Willis' work, with help from Emmett, Liheng, Andrew and Pedro, on the synthesis and use of bimetallic nanocrystals based on Pd for the systematic identification of promoters in methane combustion, is published today in the Journal of the American Chemical Society! Such a great achievement! Read it here
Willis presents his Ph.D. work related to the preparation of uniform materials based on Pd and their use in fundamental understanding and improving of the methane combustion reaction. After a brilliant defense, he becomes the first Ph.D. student graduating from the group! It is a great achievement for him and for the group. Congratulations!
Emmett's work, in a fantastic collaboration with the groups of Tom Jaramillo (Stanford), Simon Bare (SLAC) and George Graham and Xiaoqing Pan (UCI), is accepted for publication in ACS Catalysis! It demonstrates the effect of adding Pt to Pd for methane combustion activity and stability using uniform bimetallic nanocrystals of tunable composition. Great work! Read it here.