News: 2017

  • SEPTEMBER: JAK is re-appointed R.K. Mellon Faculty Fellow in Energy!  Thank you for your support!
  • SEPTEMBER: Karthi and Pavi are getting married!  வாழ்த்துக்கள்!
  • AUGUST: JAK will be giving an invited talk at the ACS meeting in the ENFL division. 
  • AUGUST 20-22: JAK will be co-organizing a symposium on "Spectroscopic & Computational Insights into Solid/Liquid Interfaces for Energy Conversion” at the ACS meeting in Washington D.C.  
  • AUGUST 17-19: JAK will be an invited speaker at the Penn Conference on Theoretical Chemistry. The theme of the conference is “Interfacial Electrochemistry
  • JULY: Mitchell Groenenboom will be an intern at SCM developing code this summer. Exciting!
  • MAY: JAK receives a seed grant from the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation.  Thank you!
  • MAY: Ethan Henderson and Angela Leo receive undergraduate research fellowships through the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation.  Thank you!
  • MAY 30: Caelin Celani from Washington and Jefferson College joins the group as an NSF-REU summer student.  Welcome!
  • MAY 25: Yasemin Basdogan wins the best oral presentation prize at the Pittsburgh Cleveland Catalysis Society meeting!  Tebrik ederiz!
  • APRIL 14, 2017: JAK gave an invited talk at NETL in Pittsburgh. Thank you!
  • APRIL, 2017: JAK co-organized a symposium on "State-of-the-Art Methods for Modeling Materials Chemistry” in the COMP division at the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.  
  • MARCH, 2017: Our group’s work on CO2 reduction on SnO2 electrodes accepted in J. Mater. Chem. A as part of an “emerging investigators” special issue.  Thanks! See: 10.1039/C7TA00405B.
  • FEBRUARY, 2017: Karthi wins a best paper prize in the department for spring 2017.  
  • FEBRUARY, 2017JAK was awarded an NSF-CAREER grant to study CO2 reduction mechanisms. Special thanks to the NSF, Pitt, and students who helped make this possible!
  • FEBRUARY 3, 2017: JAK gave an invited seminar at Carnegie Mellon University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
  • JANUARY 18, 2017: JAK gave an invited seminar at Bowling Green State University in the Chemistry Department.