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Artwork selected for cover of Special Issue in ChemCatChem!

2017 ChemCatChem Cover
Our contribution to the special issue on "Catalysis for New Energy Technology" was selected for the journal cover of ChemCatChem. The work originated from a collaboration with Bill Epling's group and the cover shows the electron density change in methane during its activation over a palladium catalyst. Hieu Doan created the artwork with the help of Dr. Martin Huarte-Espinosa at the UH Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems. More info about the cover artwork and the article itself is available in the cover profile.

Artwork selected for cover of Chemistry: A European Journal

Graduate student Arian Ghorbanpour, co-advised by Prof. J. Rimer, has contributed computational results that explain the sorption behavior of ultrastable zeolite GIS polymorphs. In particular, his work shows that GIS is not a good framework structure for carbon dioxide sorption; instead, it is an excellent framework structure to separate water from other small molecules. The full article was published in Chemistry: A European Journal and is featured on the journal cover. Congratulations Arian!

Article on CO oxidation over gold catalysts receives Best Fundamental Paper Award from the AIChE South Texas Section

AIChE-STS Best Fundamental Paper Award
The South Texas Section (STS) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) selected our paper "The critical role of water at the gold-titania interface in catalytic CO oxidation" for the Best Fundamental Paper Award 2014. Hieu Doan and Lars Grabow accepted the award on behalf of all co-authors, which include Johnny Saavedra, Chris Pursell and Bert Chandler, at the monthly AIChE-STS dinner meeting in Galveston, TX. More...

Novel CO electro-oxidation catalyst makes cover page of Surface Science

Hieu Doan's work on understanding the interplay of electronic and geometric effects governing the CO electro-oxidation activity of Pt-decorated Ru nanoclusters makes the cover of Surface Science. The work is a collaborative effort with the experimental group of Stanko Brankovic (ECE@UH) and is published in a special issue titled "Reactivity Concepts at Surfaces: Coupling Theory with Experiment". No need to say that we're extremely proud that our work was chosen to represent the synergy of coupled theoretical and experimental studies! Read more.

Lars Grabow wins College Research Excellence Award

The UH Cullen College of Engineering awarded Lars Grabow one of two Junior Faculty Research Excellence Awards. The award was announced at the annual faculty and staff meeting on May 5, 2015.

Research group featured on the cover of the CACDS Digest, April 2015

CACDS Digest April 2015
Our group's research was featured on the cover of the April 2015 issue of the Center for Advanced Computing & Data Systems (CACDS) Digest. The article highlights our work on the role of water for CO oxidation over Au/TiO2 catalysts. Graduate student Hieu Doan developed a comprehensive model of the catalytically active site and reported a new mechanism, which has been experimentally verified by our collaborators Bert Chandler, Johnny Saveedra, and Chris Pursell at Trinity University.

Lars Grabow receives NSF CAREER Award 2015

Lars Grabow
What do Lars Grabow and methane have in common? They are both very happy!  :-)  And Lars Grabow will be even happier, when he finally succeeds in making methane less happy, by selectively activating only its first C-H bond without overoxidizing it to CO2 and H2O. Read the full story in the UH Cullen College of Engineering News.

Lars Grabow receives a Teaching Excellence Award

The UH Cullen College of Engineering selected Lars Grabow as a recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award for 2013-2014. Read more...

Lars Grabow wins U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award

Lars Grabow derived a rate expression
Lars Grabow's proposal titled “Unifying Principles for Catalytic Hydrotreating Processes,” was selected by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences for a DOE Early Career Award.
Read More: UH CCoE Story, UH Story, EurekAlert! 

Best Poster Award at the Helmholtz Research School Energy-Related Catalysis

Heraeus Seminar
Byeongjin Baek's research presented on the poster "Comparative DFT Study of Acetaldehyde Hydrodeoxygenation Mechanisms on Ru and RuO2 Catalysts" convinced the judges of the Helmholtz Research School Energy-Related Catalysis, 528. Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar in Bad Honnef, Germany, and recognized the poster with one out of three best poster awards.