Michael Defends Proposal!

Michael Taylor successfully defended his PhD Proposal titled: Ligand-Protected Nanocluster Stability, Doping, and Prediction. Congratulations Michael!

Welcome Raffaele!

Raffaele Cheula joins CANELa as a visitng scholar from the Maestri Group at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Welcome to CANELa Raffaele!

Natalie Defends!

Dr. Natalie Austin successfully defends her PhD Thesis. Contratulations Dr. Austin!!!

Emerging Investigator

Prof. Mpourmpakis has been named one of twenty-five "Emerging Investigators" in a special issue from the ACS Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data. The contributed article was authored by Jonathan Estes and Dr. Mudit Dixit, both CANELa members. The accomplishment was also recognized by Pitt SSOE.

Congratulations Pavlo and Zihao!

Mpourmpakis lab members Pavlo Kostetskyy and Zihao Yan graduate with their PhD and Masters in Chemical Engineering, respectively, from the University of Pittsburgh. Congrats Dr. Kostetskyy and Zihao!!!!

Great Work Natalie!

PhD Candidate Natalie Austin receives the Outstanding Research Assistant Award in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Engineering Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) awards ceremony. ​Great work Natalie!!!

On the Cover ChemSusChem!

PhD students James Dean and Natalie Austin’s paper titled “Designing Cu-based Bimetallic Nanoparticles for CO2 Adsorption and Activation” is highlighted as a cover of ChemSusChem. Congrats James and Natalie!!!

Zihao Publishes in Nanoletters!

Masters student Zihao Yan, along with PhD student Michael Taylor and summer REU student Ashley Mascareno, publishes his first article in the Mpourmpakis Lab “ Size-, Shape-, and Composition-Dependent Model for Metal Nanoparticle Stability Prediction” in Nanoletters. Wonderful job Zihao, Michael, and Ashley!!!

Jonathan Publishes!

Undergraduate student Jonathan Estes, along with Postdoc Mudit Dixit, publishes his first article in the Mpourmpakis Lab “Understanding the Gas Phase Chemistry of Alkanes with First-Principles Calculations” in the Journal of Chemical & Engineering data. Great job Jonathan and Mudit!!