David Raciti awarded NRC Postdoctoral Research Award

Dr. David Raciti has been awarded a Postdoctoral Research Award by the National Research Council (NRC). This fellowship program promotes excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U.S. government through the administration of programs offering research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. David will work under Dr. Thomas Moffat in the Material Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Congratulations Dr. Raciti, and best wishes in your new position!...
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Separations Team Publishes in Chemosphere

A paper prepared by Michael Manto, Pengfei Xie, Mitchell Keller, Wilhelm Liano and Tiancheng Pu entitled "Recovery of ammonium from aqueous solutions using ZSM-5" has been published in Chemosphere. The team reported on ZSM-5 zeolites as highly effective and selective sorbents for the capture and release of ammonium ions from synthetic solutions and wastewater. Additional findings in this paper include studies on ion exchange mechanisms as well as thermodynamic and kinetic investigations. Congratulations!...
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Separations Team Wins Top Prize at 21st Annual NECZA Meeting

Researchers from the Wang Group presented at the 21st Annual NECZA Meeting at the University of Pennsylvania. The Northeast Corridor Zeolite Association (NECZA) brings together experts from academia and industry who specialize in zeolite technologies. The separations team represented by Michael Manto, Mitchell Keller and Tiancheng Pu showcased their poster entitled "Recovery of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Nutrients Using ZSM-5" and were awarded the top prize for their research by the organizing committee. The team received a $100 prize and were given the opportunity to deliver a 15-minute presentation on their research during the afternoon session of the NECZA meeting. Congratulations! ...
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Separations Team Publishes in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering

A paper prepared by Michael Manto, Pengfei Xie, Mitchell Keller, Wilhelm Liano and Tiancheng Pu entitled "Recovery of Inorganic Phosphorus Using Cu-Exchanged ZSM-5" has been published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. The team reported on a breakthrough application of Cu-ZSM-5 sorbents for the highly efficient recovery of inorganic phosphorus from synthetic solutions and wastewater. Key discoveries in the publication include the determination of the active site and a proposed ion exchange mechanism. A patent has been filed on this novel application of Cu-ZSM-5. Congratulations, all!...
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Michael Manto and DMREF Collaborators Publish in Nano Letters

A paper entitled "A Discovery of Strong Metal–Support Bonding in Nanoengineered Au–Fe3O4 Dumbbell-like Nanoparticles by in Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy" has been published in Nano Letters. The publication is a result of a collaborative effort between Michael Manto, Dr. Chao Wang, and colleagues at the Purdue Catalysis Center and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The project was funded by the interdisciplinary NSF Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) program. Key findings in this publication include the discovery of strong metal-support interactions and adhesion between gold and reduced iron oxide in Au-Fe3O4 heterodimer nanoparticles, yielding exciting insights into optimizing and improving catalysts. Congratulations, all!...
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Wang Group Researchers Present at 254th ACS National Meeting

Researchers from the Wang Group presented their work at the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC (August 20 - 24, 2017). Congratulations to the following researchers on their successful presentations! Oral Presentations: D. Raciti, C. Wang, "Interplay of mass transfer and local pH effects in CO2 reduction electrocatalysis." L. Wang, C. Wang, "Core-Shell nanostructures in electrocatalysis." D. Raciti, C. Wang, "Highly dense Cu nanowires for electrochemical conversion of CO2." Y. Liu, C. Wang, "Exploring catalyst for the ethanol oxidation reaction." M. J. Manto, P. Xie, M. A. Keller, W. E. Liano, T. Pu, C. Wang, "Recovery of inorganic phosphorus using copper-substituted ZSM-5." P. Xie, T. Pu, C. Wang "Application of adsorption-compression theory in gas phase heterogeneous catalytic reaction: Promising proof through direct NO decomposition over Cu-ZSM-5." Poster Presentations: M. J. Manto, P. Xie, C. Wang, "Catalytic dephosphorylation using ceria nanocrystals: Effects of surface oxygen vacancies." M. J. Manto, P. Xie, M. A. Keller, W. E. Liano, T. Pu, C. Wang, "Phosphate...
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