Welcome to CANELa!

Carly Nolan, Brandon Butina and Dania Furuqui join our lab as undergraduate researchers! Welcome guys!

NSF Fellow and Honorable Mention!

PhD Candidate Natalie Austin received the prestigious NSF Fellowship and graduate student Michael Taylor received an honorable mention. Well done guys!!!! Read the Pitt Engineering article Here.

Natalie Wins Outstanding PhD Paper

PhD Candidate Natalie Austin won the Fall Term 2014 Outstanding PhD Paper!! Congratulations Natalie!! “Catalysis at the Sub-Nanoscale: Complex CO Oxidation Chemistry on a Few Au Atoms” by Nikbin N., Austin N., Vlachos D.G., Stamatakis M., Mpourmpakis G. in the Catalysis Science and Technology

We Made the News!

Work from our lab is on the news!!! Check “People on the move” column on Sunday’s Post-Gazette and the blog of Prof. Geoff Maitland, President of the Chemical Engineering society in UK:

CANELa is Growing!

Nicholas Zervoudis, Peter Tancini and Isadora Carnaval join our lab as undergraduate researchers! Welcome guys!

New PhD Student!

Michael Taylor joins our lab as a PhD student! Welcome Michael!

Hot Article!

Our recent publication “Catalysis at the Sub-Nanoscale: Complex CO Oxidation Chemistry on a Few Au Atoms” is featured on the cover of issue 1 of the Catalysis Science and Technology journal and has been selected as a “hot article”!!The manuscript appears online here.

Cover Feature!

Our group in collaboration with researchers from the University College London (UK) and the University of Delaware publishes the article “Catalysis at the Sub-Nanoscale: Complex CO Oxidation Chemistry on a Few Au Atoms” by Nikbin N., Austin N., Vlachos D.G., Stamatakis M., Mpourmpakis G. in the Catalysis Science and Technology!... [Read More]

AICHe 2014

Our group was represented in the AIChE 2014 conference (Atlanta GA, Nov 16-21, 2014) by the following contributions: Talk: Adsorption on Metal Nanoparticles: Size and Shape Matters (Presenter: Natalie Austin) Talk: Structure-Activity Relationships for the Conversion of Biomass Derived Alcohols to Chemicals (presenter: Pavlo Kostetskyy) Poster: “Understanding the Early Stages... [Read More]

Pavlo Makes the Cover!

The Catalysis Science & Technology journal features our recent Structure-Activity Relationships on Metal-Oxides: Alcohol Dehydration on its cover!