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Aug. 2022: Eleni Kyriakidou gives an invited talk at the ACS Fall 2022 meeting in Chicago, IL entitled “Effect of Pd Speciation on CH4 Oxidation and Passive NOx Adsorption/Desorption Performance over Zeolite-based Catalysts”.
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Jul. 2022: Eleni Kyriakidou gives an invited talk at the FlexCat group in Alkegen, Tonawanda, NY, entitled “Three-Way Catalysts: Achieving an Enhanced Low-Temperature Performance and Hydrothermal Stability”.
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July 2022:  Welcome to Prateek Khatri as a postdoctoral associate researcher in our group!  Prateek obtained his PhD from the Chemical Engineering Department at IIT Delhi under the supervision of Prof. Divesh Bhatia.
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Jun. 2022: Excited about Junjie Chen‘s co-authored paper with Prof. Mark Swihart and team on a general route to flame aerosol synthesis and in situ functionalization of mesoporous silica being accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition!
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Jun. 2022: Ruth Bello will participate in the University at Buffalo Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) research internship program for summer 2022 under Dr. Kyriakidou’s mentorship!  Way to go Ruth!
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May 2022: Congratulations to Junjie Chen for receiving a CBE Outstanding Dissertation Award!  Way to go, Junjie!
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May 2022: Congratulations to Junjie Chen for being selected as a recipient of a UB Dean’s Graduate Achievement Award.  This award honors exceptional graduate students who have distinguished themselves through excellence in research!  Very well-deserved, Junjie!
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May 2022: Congratulations to Junjie Chen on his co-authored paper with Prof. Mark Swihart and team on the production of ultrastable Ni-ZrO2 nanoshell catalysts for dry reforming of methane by flame synthesis and Ni exsolution being accepted for publication in Chem Catalysis!
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May 2022: Congratulations to Jesse Canavan for receiving the UB CBE Senior Academic Excellence Award!  A well-deserved honor!
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April 2022: Tala Mon received a Graduate Student Association (UB) Travel Award for attending the 27th North American Catalysis Society Meeting in New York, NY.  Congrats Tala!
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Mar. 2022: Welcome to Alexis Sill-Ruiz a UB CBE sophomore as a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) researcher!  Welcome Alexis!
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Mar. 2022: Welcome to Neil Shah a freshman pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering as a researcher in our group!  Welcome Neil!
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Mar. 2022: Excited about Jungkuk’s paper focused on the effect of cobalt incorporation on the stability of ionic Pd in the presence of carbon monoxide over Pd/BEA passive NOx adsorbers being accepted for publication in the Chemical Engineering Journal! Congrats Jungkuk, Junjie, Kevin, Tala, Judy, and Eric!
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Mar. 2022: Eleni Kyriakidou is selected to receive the 2021 SEAS Early Career Researcher of the Year award.
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Feb. 2022: Congratulations to Judy Liu for becoming the 3rd PhD student graduating from our group!  We wish her all the best in her next position as a Development Engineer at Alkegen (Tonawanda, NY).
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Feb. 2022: Welcome to Scott Coia, a B.S. Chemical Engineering and B.A. Mathematics UB undergraduate student graduating in May 2023, as a new researcher in our group!  Welcome Scott!
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Jan. 2022: Congratulations to Junjie Chen for becoming the 2nd PhD student to graduate from the group!  We wish him every success in his next position as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University in Prof. Thomas Jaramillo’s group.
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Dec. 2021: Thrilled to announce that MAHLE Powertrain, Oak Ridge National Lab, and UB have been selected for funding through ARPA-E’s REMEDY program.  More on our efforts to reduce methane emissions here. Thanks ARPA-E!
Dec. 2021: Ph.D. candidate Junjie Chen was invited to present his research at the Fall 2021 CBE PhD seminar series, and he was awarded with an outstanding presentation certificate.
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Oct. 2021: Welcome to Ruth Bello an undergraduate junior pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at UB, as a new researcher in our group! Welcome Ruth!
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Oct. 2021: Congratulations to Junjie ChenKevin GiewontJungkuk Lee, and our collaborators (Eric A. WalkerYubiao Niu), on our paper discussing cobalt-induced PdO formation in low-loading Pd/BEA catalysts for CH4 oxidation being accepted in ACS Catalysis!  Congrats Junjie!
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Sept. 2021: Congratulations to Jungkuk LeeKevin GiewontJunjie ChenJudy Liu, and Eric A. Walker on our paper discussing the adsorption of C2H4 and C7H8 on Ag/ZSM-5 under cold-start conditions being accepted in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials!  Congrats Jungkuk!
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Sept. 2021: Eleni Kyriakidou gives an invited talk at the 24th Cross-Cut Lean Exhaust Emissions Reduction Simulations (CLEERS) Workshop, virtual, entitled “Novel Structured Low-Temperature Oxidation Catalysts for Future Emission Control Applications(Stuart Daw Memorial Presentation).
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Sept. 2021: The Kyriakidou group will contribute the following presentation at the virtual   24th Cross-Cut Lean Exhaust Emissions Reduction Simulations (CLEERS) Workshop in September 2021:
Improved Low Temperature CH4 Oxidation over Pd/H-LTA with Si/Al>8
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Aug. 2021: Junjie Chen gives an invited talk at the ACS National Meeting in the Current Progress in Emission Control Catalysis session (Hybrid – Atlanta, GA and Online):
Pt-CeO2-Al2O3 nanosheet catalysts with enhanced lean/rich hydrothermal aging stability for TWC applications
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Jul. 2021: Angela Aguirre is presenting her work on “Utilizing Palladium Oxide Catalysts to Decrease Methane Emissions” at the UB Undergraduate Conference as part of her LSAMP Summer Research Internship, virtual, July 22, 2021. Congrats Angela!!
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Jul. 2021: Excited to share Junjie’s new publication in collaboration with Tim BuchananEric A. WalkerTodd J. ToopsZhenglong Li, and Pranaw Kunal on using experiments and theory for elucidating the CH4 combustion mechanism over Ni/CeO2 catalysts published in ACS Catalysis!  Congrats Junjie!
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Jun. 2021: Congratulations to Kevin Giewont and our collaborator, Eric A. Walker, on our paper investigating potential active sites for the methane oxidation reaction on Pd/SSZ-13 using DFT being accepted in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C!
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Jun. 2021: Welcome to Angela Aguirre a UB undergraduate student as a summer researcher in our group as part of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program!  Welcome Angela!