News: 2015

  • DECEMBER, 2015Mitch wins a Pittsburgh Quantum Institute poster presentation award at the Science2015 meeting. Way to go Mitch!
  • DECEMBER, 2015: The group welcomes new Ph.D. student Yasemin Basdogan. Gemiye Hoşgeldiniz!
  • DECEMBER, 2015: Nguyen Vo wins an ASTRO Fellowship to visit and work at Oak Ridge National Labs for six months.
  • OCTOBER, 2015: JAK was named by Pittsburgh Business Times’ List for Whos Who in Energy for 2015.
  • OCTOBER, 2015Karthi wins a travel grant to present at the Electrochemical Society Meeting in Phoenix AZ.  Way to go Karthi!
  • SEPTEMBER, 2015: The group welcomes new undergraduate students Solomon, Abigail, and Kelly
  • AUGUST, 2015: JAK gave an invited talk in the COMP division session “Calculating pKas and redox potentials at the national ACS meeting in Boston.
  • JULY, 2015: Karthi visits Anatole von Lilienfelds research group at the University of Basel.
  • JUNE, 2015: Karthi and Mitch give oral presentations and Yaqun gives a poster presentation at the NAM24 meeting in Pittsburgh.  Nice work team!
  • MAY 4, 2015Our group’s computational study (with Neal Mankad, UIC) on hydroborylation with heterobimetallic catalysts was published in ACS Catal
  • APRIL, 2015: JAK gave an invited talk at the LONI Institute/LA-SiGMA seminar, Lousiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA on Apr. 1.
  • MARCH, 2015: JAK organized a 6-session symposium with Prof. Amanda Morris at the National ACS Meeting in Denver“Theoretical and Experimental Synergies at the Frontiers of Renewable Energy Catalysis”.  
  • FEBRUARY 3, 2015Our group’s study (with Kyle Grice, DePaul) on the selectivity of borohydride for CO2 and bicarbonate reduction in protic conditions was accepted in the journal Fuel.
  • JANUARY 6, 2015Our group’s publication on descriptors for efficient hydride transfers was published in ACS Catal. The local Pittsburgh NPR station did a story on it here.