Awarded the 2016 James Pommersheim Award

Prof. Mpourmpakis was awarded the 2016 James Pommersheim Award for Excellence in Teaching in Chemical Engineering by the University of Pittsburgh!! He is the first Assistant Professor to receive this award!

Welcome guys!

James Dean joins our lab as a PhD student and Zihao Yan joins our lab as a Masters student. Welcome guys!

Great work Peter!

Peter Tancini received 1st place in Computing and Process Control II and 1st place in the Computing and Simulation Technology Division for his undergraduate poster presentation at the AIChE 2016 National Meeting in San Francisco. Great work Peter!

Congratulations you two!

Peter Tancini received the Pitt Departmental Research Day 2nd prize undergraduate poster award and Natalie Austin received the Pitt Departmental Research Day 1st prize Graduate Poster Award. Congratulations you two!

Congrats Natalie!

PhD candidate Natalie Austin received the Women of Color STEM Conference Student Leadership Academic Award. Great job Natalie!!

Congratulations Natalie and Brandon!

PhD Candidate Natalie Austin and undergraduate researcher Brandon Butina publish a new paper titled “CO2 Activation on Bimetallic CuNi Nanoparticles” in an invited article Themed Issue on Nanomaterials in the Progress in Natural Science: Materials International Journal. Congratulations Natalie and Brandon!!

Congratulations Pavlo!

PhD candidate Pavlo Kostetskyy received the AIChE Division of Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Student Travel Award for the AIChE 2016 National Meeting in San Francisco. Congratulations Pavlo!!

Congratulations Michael!

PhD Candidate Michael Taylor publishes a new paper titled “Molecular modifiers reveal a mechanism of pathological crystal growth inhibition” in the journal Nature!!! This paper was highlighted in Pitt Engineering News and U.S. News!! Congratulations Michael!

Good job Pavlo!

PhD Candidate Pavlo Kostetskyy publishes a new paper titled “From Biomass-Derived Furans to Aromatics with Ethanol over Zeolite” in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition. This paper is featured in the journal cover of issue 42. Good job Pavlo!

NSF Grant 2016

GM and co-investigators Professor Gotz Veser from University of Pittsburgh and Assistant Professor Chrysanthos Gounaris from Carnegie Mellon University, were awarded a 3-year $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for “Collaborative Research: Design of Optimal Bimetallic Nanoparticles”!