Wang Group Members Attend 2017 AIChE Mid-Atlantic Student Conference

Undergraduate research assistants, Mitchell Keller and Wilhelm Liano, attended the 2017 AIChE Mid-Atlantic Student Conference at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ with their mentor, Ph.D. candidate, Michael Manto. Wilhelm presented his work on dephosphorylation of biomolecules using ceria nanocatalysts. Mitchell reported his results with ZSM-5 for phosphorus recovery and was awarded Third Place as part of the conference's paper competition.  Mitchell and Wilhelm will both continue their research in the Wang Group as M.S.E. candidates.  Congratulations!...
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Manto and Xie Paper Published in ACS Catalysis

A recent paper prepared by Michael Manto and Pengfei Xie entitled Catalytic Dephosphorylation Using Ceria Nanocrystals has been published in ACS Catalysis. The dephosphorylation reaction was studied on CeO2 nanocrystals at various temperatures to evaluate the dependencies of turnover frequency, activation energy, and recyclability on morphology. The structure-property relationships established in this study have demonstrated for the first time that surface oxygen vacancies on CeO2 are the active sites for dephosphorylation. Congratulations, Mike and Pengfei!  ...
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Farewell Dr. Dewan

We would like to say goodbye and congratulations to Shalaka Dewan, a post-doctoral student studying the Role of β carbon in the ethanol oxidation reaction on Platinum catalysts. She has accepted a position at IPG Photonics as a Laser Engineer....
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Master’s Graduates

We would like to say goodbye and congratulations to our two recently graduated master’s students, Matthew Gonzalez and Jerome Fineman. Both of these bright minded members will be moving on to bigger better things. Matt will be pursue his PhD at University of California: San Diego in the lab of Dr. Ping. Jerome has accepted an offer with Accenture as a Technology Consultant....
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Raciti Paper Published in Nano Energy

David’s paper on Pt3Re alloy nanoparticles as electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction been published in Nano Energy. The paper uses a nanoparticle Pt3Re system to study the catalytic enhancement of the oxygen reduction reaction due to ligand effect. Congratulations to David! Read it here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=rk_ukIYAAAAJ&citation_for_view=rk_ukIYAAAAJ:9yKSN-GCB0IC  ...
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Raciti Paper Published in Nanoletters

David’s paper on highly dense Cu Nanowires for Low Overpotential CO2 Reduction has been published in Nanoletters. The paper uses thermal growth of CuO nanowires to synthesize an array of CuO nanowires from a Cu mesh substrate. These CuO nanowires are then reduced via two techniques and applied as catalysts for CO2 reduction. Congratulations to David! Read it here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=rk_ukIYAAAAJ&citation_for_view=rk_ukIYAAAAJ:d1gkVwhDpl0C...
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