Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sashank Kasiraju wins Best Poster Award at the 2014 CAMD Summer School on Electronic Structure Theory and Materials Design

Sashank wins DTU Poster Award 1 adjusted
The 2014 CAMD Summer School on Electronic Structure Theory and Materials Design is co-sponsored by Psi-k & Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. It is held every two years at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and attracts a large number of high quality speakers and participants. 3rd year graduate student Sashank Kasiraju presented his poster titled "Hydrodeoxygenation of furan vs. hydrodesulfurization of thiophene: A first principles investigation" and won one of three Best Poster Awards. The work is supported by a DOE Early Career Award. Congratulations Sashank!

UH Cullen College of Engineering News

Our results on the effect of water during CO oxidation on gold are published in Science!

Effect of water on CO Oxidation
Graduate student Hieu Doan developed a comprehensive computational model for Au/TiO2 catalysts, which suggest a novel mechanism for CO oxidation in the presence of water. The work is a collaboration with Profs. Bert Chandler and Chris Pursell at Trinity University San Antonio. Gregory Mullen and Buddie Mullins have published a Perspective on the article, and it has been featured on several news sites:

Chemical & Engineering News, University of Houston, UH College of Engineering, Trinity University, Nanowerk, Phys.org, RSC chemistryworld, Eurekalert, ScienceDaily, USA News, ScienceNewsline, Science Codex