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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
(presenter: Tala Mon)
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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!
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Jun. 2021: Congratulations to Judy Liu and Junjie Chen, and our collaborators (Todd Toops, Jae-Soon Choi, Cyril Thomas, Michael Lance) on our paper describing the development of hydrothermally stable Pd/SiO2@Zr core@shell catalysts for diesel oxidation applications being accepted in Chemical Engineering Journal!
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May 2021: The Kyriakidou group will contribute the following presentation in the virtual 2021 Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum (NGVTF):

Development of Zeolite-based Catalysts with Improved Low Temperature CH4 Conversion”   
(presenterTala Mon)
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Mar. 2021: Congratulations to Junjie Chen on his co-authored paper with our UB collaborators (Mark Swihart, Mohammad Moein Mohammadi and team) on single-step flame aerosol synthesis of active and stable nanocatalysts for the dry reforming of methane accepter in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!
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Mar. 2021: Congratulations to Judy Liu on receiving a UB Mark Diamond Research Award to cover research expenses related to her Ph.D. Thesis (Uniquely Structured Catalysts for Vehicle Emissions Remediation)!  Congrats Judy! 
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Mar. 2021: Eleni Kyriakidou co-authors an article with Todd Toops and the ORNL team on analyzing ion-exchanged ZSM-5, BEA, and SSZ-13 zeolite trapping materials under realistic exhaust conditions in Catalysts.
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Mar. 2021: Eleni Kyriakidou receives a subaward extension from Oak Ridge National Laboratory to continue supporting research on the development of low temperature hydrothermally stable catalysts for emissions control.  We thank ORNL for this support and the contributions of all group members, past and present.
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Mar. 2021: Congratulations to Jungkuk Lee  for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis!  We wish him all the best in his next position at Iowa State University as a postdoctoral research associate under the supervision of Dr. Wenzhen Li!
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Feb. 2021: We welcome Jesse Canavan as a new undergraduate researcher into the group!
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Oct. 2020: Congratulations to Junjie Chen for receiving a Travel Award from the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) Division to attend the 2020 virtual AIChE annual conference!
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Oct. 2020: New publication led by Judy on the non-catalytic gas phase NO oxidation in the presence of decane is now available online in Fuel.  Congrats to JudyKevin & Caitlin!  Research funded by U.T. Battelle.
 
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Aug. 2020: Congratulations to Caitlin Horvatits, Jungkuk Lee and our collaborator Eric Walker on our paper detailing the characterization of adsorption sites on Ag/SSZ-13 zeolites: experimental observations and bayesian inference being accepted in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C!
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Jul. 2020: Congratulations to Junjie Chen on his paper regarding the methane combustion over Ni/CexZr1-xO2 catalysts: impact of ceria/zirconia ratio being accepted in ChemCatChem!
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Jul. 2020: Jul. 2020: Congratulations to Junjie Chen and our collaborators at the University at Buffalo (Mark SwihartParham Rohani), Oak Ridge National Lab (Todd ToopsMichael Lance) and University of South Carolina (Stavros Karakalos) on our paper describing how boron-hyperdoped silicon catalysts show >6 times higher propylene productivity than commercial h-BN towards the selective oxidative dehydrogenation of propane to propylene.  The manuscript is accepted in Chemical Communications!
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Jun. 2020: The Kyriakidou group will contribute the following presentations at the 17th International Congress on Catalysis in San Diego, CA (canceled)
A Kinetic Study of Methane Combustion over Ni/CeO2 Based Catalysts
(presenter: Eleni A. Kyriakidou)
Trapping Properties of Ag/SSZ-13 Zeolite: Modeling Adsorption Capacity
(presenter: Eric A. Walker)
Low temperature emissions reduction with zeolite-based adsorbers and novel Pd/Pt based oxidation catalysts
(presenter: Todd J. Toops)
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May 2020: Congratulations to Jungkuk Lee on his co-authored paper with Todd Toops, Michael Lance and Jae-Soon Choi from Oak Ridge National Laboratory on a comparative study of silver- and palladium-exchanged zeolites in propylene and nitrogen oxide adsorption and desorption for cold-start applications being accepted in Catalysis Today!
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Apr. 2020: Junjie Chen receives the UB Mark Diamond Research Award to cover research expenses for the “Atomically dispersed Pt catalyst for low temperature diesel oxidation applications” project!  Congrats Junjie!
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Mar. 2020: Congratulations to Caitlin Horvatits on her paper with our UB collaborator, Eric A. Walker, on a DFT study of ethylene and water co-adsorption on Ag/SSZ-13 zeolites being accepted in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C!
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Dec. 2019: Tala Mon welcome to our group! Tala immigrated from Myanmar in 2001 and settled in Buffalo, NY. He went to NYU Tandon School of Engineering where he obtained his B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2016. Tala joined the graduate program at the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the University at Buffalo and he obtained his M.S. in 2019. Tala joins our group as a Ph.D. student!
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Nov. 2019: We welcome Kevin Giewont in our group!  Kevin completed his undergraduate at UB earning a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and graduated in the spring of 2019.  He plans on completing a master’s thesis involving heterogeneous catalysts while utilizing computational techniques.  Welcome Kevin!
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Oct. 2019: Eleni Kyriakidou was awarded a U.S. patent on the development of durable exhaust treatment catalysts with improved low temperature performance.lowing oral presentations: