News: 2014

  • NOVEMBER, 2014: JAK gave oral presentations in the Computational Catalysis IV and Applications of DFT+X in Catalysis sessions at the AIChE meeting in Atlanta, GA. 
  • OCTOBER, 2014: JAK was named by Pittsburgh Business Times’ List for Whos Who in Energy for 2014.
  • OCTOBER, 2014: JAK gave an invited oral presentation at the 2014 ACS Central Regional Meeting.
  • SEPTEMBER 9, 2014: Our paper using AIMD/NEB methods to model aqueous phase NaBH4 hydrolysis was published in J. Phys. Chem. C. Hooray!
  • AUGUST, 2014: Yinan Kang, Pitt undergrad, joins the group to work on global optimizations of conformers. Welcome!
  • AUGUST, 2014: JAK gave invited oral presentations at the PHYS and ENFL sessions of the 248th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA.  
  • JULY 1, 2014: Victor Oyeyemi starts working in the group. Welcome Victor! 
  • JUNE 27, 2014: Our review on oxygen transport in perovskite-type solid oxide fuel cell materials is published in Acc. Chem. Res. Hooray!
  • JUNE 2, 2014: The Keith Group welcomes its newest member, William Gordon Keith, 7.0 lbs and 20 inches.  Everyone is well!
  • JUNE 2, 2014: Aude Marjolin was a last-minute substitute for JAK, giving an oral presentation in his place at the Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society meeting. Thanks Aude!
  • MAY 31, 2014: Gina Wagner, a summer REU student from Trine University, starts working in the group studying how radionuclides bind in minerals for water remediation.  Welcome Gina!
  • MAY, 2014: JAK gave three lectures at a PITT workshop for Quantum Chemistry, sponsored by the Center for Simulation and Modeling. Links to the presentation slides and exercises can be found here.
  • APRIL, 2014: Karthi Saravanan was selected to attend the 2014 Open Science Grid summer school at UW-Madison in July 2014!  Way to go Karthi!
  • APRIL, 2014: Eric Gottlieb (CMU chemistry student co-advised by Profs.  Tomek Kowalewski and David Yaron) starts working in the group to study nanocarbon catalysis. Welcome Eric!
  • APRIL, 2014: Jeff Carr was selected for PITT’s study abroad program in Singapore in fall 2014. Way to go Jeff!
  • APRIL, 2014: Roy Amruthur was selected for a summer 2014 co-op with ChemADVISOR, Inc.  Way to go Roy!
  • APRIL, 2014: PITT CHE had a banner recruiting season for its PhD program! 13 students accepted aid packages and will join the department in the fall. Most are from underrepresented demographics in engineering. Welcome to PITT!
  • MARCH, 2014: JAK gave an invited oral presentation at the 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX on March 16, 2014.
  • JANUARY, 2014Karthikeyan Saravanan joined the group in January 2014. His research will be focused on developing reactive forcefield potentials for non-stoichiometric semiconductor nanomaterials. Welcome!
  • JANUARY, 2014Il est une nouvelle député de la ville. Aude Marjolin rejoint le groupe en Janvier que la première postdoc.  Elle aidera à gérer le groupe et étudiera les potentiels rédox de l'état excité en utilisant la théorie des premiers principes. Bienvenue!