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New JACS paper by Nadia and Angel that prepared Pt/Cu bimetallic particles that are more active than Pt in propene combustion!

by on January 8, 2022 12:38 am
Nadia and Angel worked together to demonstrate, in our latest JACS paper, that Pt/Cu bimetallic nanocrystal catalysts are more active than pure Pt for the complete combustion of propene! Congratulations to the team and collaborators from BASF, SLAC and Stanford!

Chengshuang demonstrates the use of porous polymer layers to improve CO2 hydrogenation activity of Ru in PNAS!

by on January 8, 2022 12:36 am
Chengshuang developed a method to coat Ru/TiO2 catalysts with porous polymer layers and modify their reactivity, showing much improved C-C coupling during CO2 hydrogenation. Congratulations to the whole team and collaborators!

Dohyung shows how electrocatalysts can selectively oxidize biomass-derived polyols into useful chemicals in PNAS!

by on October 7, 2021 5:42 pm
Dohyung worked on the selective electro-oxidation of biomass-derived sorbitol and other polyols showing how a voltage cycling process results in Pt resulting in the formation of ketoses with unprecedented selectivity!

New paper in Science shows highly active sites from grain boundaries in palladium!

by on October 7, 2021 5:39 pm
Our recent work led by Weixin in collaboration with groups in Materials Science, at NIST and U. Wisconsin-Madison demonstrates highly active sites in palladium catalysts created by steam treatment that results in grain boundaries. Fantastic discovery and collaboration published in Science!

New publication in collaboration with Bent and Bare groups published in Advanced Materials!

by on September 19, 2021 1:38 am
Work by former PhD student Emmett Goodman and Arun Asundi on elucidating support effects using colloidal nanocrystals and atomic layer deposition has been published in Advanced Materials!

Mickey is recipient of the prestigious TomKat Center Post-doctoral Fellowship!

by on September 19, 2021 1:36 am
Mickey received the prestigious TomKat Center Post-doctoral Fellowship to perform research on emission control catalysts and reduce the amount of noble metals necessary to improve their performance.

Group alumna Aisulu Aitbekova wins SLAC Melvin Klein Award!

by on September 19, 2021 1:32 am
Our former Ph.D. student Aisulu Aitbekova, who graduated from our group in June 2021, is recipient of the prestigious Melvin P. Klein award at SLAC for her work on elucidating catalyst function using synchrotron-based techniques.

New publication elucidates insights in propene and propane combustion on Pd and Pt catalysts in Journal of Catalysis!

by on June 28, 2021 6:20 pm
A new publication from the group led by Angel elucidates similarities and differences in propene and propane combustion on Pd and Pt catalysts in Journal of Catalysis. Congratulations to the whole team who included colleagues from SLAC and BASF!

Aisulu successfully defends her PhD thesis!

by on May 22, 2021 4:53 pm
Aisulu Aitbekova successfully and brilliantly defended her PhD thesis on May 12 and became the 8th student in the group to obtain a PhD! We’re excited about all the great things that she will accomplish at Caltech with her post-doctoral fellowship working with Harry Atwater! Congratulations, Dr. Aitbekova!

Water sorption improves methane combustion on Pd catalysts!

by on November 7, 2016 4:24 pm
Our work on the effect of water sorption on methane combustion with supported Pd catalysts led by Weixin is now published in ACS Catalysis! Read it