New JACS paper by Nadia and Angel that prepared Pt/Cu bimetallic particles that are more active than Pt in propene combustion!
by mcargn on January 8, 2022 12:38 amNadia 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 mcargn on January 8, 2022 12:36 amChengshuang 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 mcargn on October 7, 2021 5:42 pmDohyung 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!
by mcargn on October 7, 2021 5:39 pmOur 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!
by mcargn on September 19, 2021 1:38 amWork 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! https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/adma.202104533
by mcargn on September 19, 2021 1:36 amMickey 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. https://tomkat.stanford.edu/people/postdoc_fellows
by mcargn on September 19, 2021 1:32 amOur 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. https://www6.slac.stanford.edu/news/2021-09-08-stanford-graduate-student-aisulu-aitbekova-wins-2021-melvin-p-klein-award.aspx
New publication elucidates insights in propene and propane combustion on Pd and Pt catalysts in Journal of Catalysis!
by mcargn on June 28, 2021 6:20 pmA 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!
by mcargn on May 22, 2021 4:53 pmAisulu 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!
by mcargn on November 7, 2016 4:24 pmOur 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