Liheng leads the team that worked on using in-situ x-ray scattering techniques to study the formation of Pt/Sn nanocrystals, and used the knowledge to devise a seed-mediated approach to control their size and composition! Nice work in Nano Letters
Our work, led by Arik, on the elucidation of structure-property relationships in gold catalysts for the preferential oxidation of CO has been accepted for publication in the AIChE Journal! A big congrats to the team that includes our amazing undergrads from the U-Team
Alex's work on the synthesis and characterization of Janus graphene materials is out in Chemistry of Materials! A very elegant nanofabrication method and interesting light-induced charge separation are the key points of the work. Read it here
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