Rohini's proposal to the Doctoral New Investigator award by the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) was recently awarded. We are so happy and grateful for this selection.
We enjoyed a fun get-together as a group with outdoor lunch and "swinging" on campus. Thanks to Theo Rulko, for great research work through the summer, we look forward to having him back. Thanks Luisa Barrera for bringing us yummy cupcakes. And, also, welcome Katherine Giammalvo (Kate) to our group.
Rohini was invited to give a lecture on the topic of mass transport modeling fundamentals in electrochemical systems at the Telluride Summer School on Electrochemical Energy Storage (Virtual). Thanks to the organizers -- Veronica Augustyn, Don Siegel, and Keith Stevenson for the kind invite. I enjoyed the experience of participating in this event and hope to see this school being offered in the future as well.
Was a fun and a relaxing outing with the group on a wonderfully sunny evening at the Halfmoon lake. Thanks Bryan for rallying the group and organizing the event.
Our group gave two talks at the 239th Electrochemical Society Meeting (Summer 2021), which was a virtual event this year.
Luisa did an excellent job in presenting her past, ongoing and future research work for her dissertation committee today. Great work so far and lots of interesting work to look forward to. Keep it up, Luisa!
Xingze Dai, an undergraduate research student in our lab won the best poster presentation in his session at the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium. Way to go Xingze!
Mike's application was awarded an "Honorable Mention" in the 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) competition. Honorable mention is a BIG DEAL for a highly competitive application such as the NSF GRFP. Congrats, Mike!
Artwork from our recently published paper on wastewater nitrates transformation to value-added products was selected as front cover in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (vol. 9, issue 10). Special thanks to Jeff Knudsen and Hillary Robinson from the Michigan creative team and the College of Eng. (COE) grants team -- Joanne Navarre and Richard Vanden Heuvel
Thanks to Iryna Zenyuk for inviting me and giving me an opportunity to give a departmental seminar at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. I really enjoyed meeting and talking to faculty and students in the department.