Sept. 2023: The President of the University at Buffalo approved Dr. Eleni A. Kyriakidou’s promotion to Associate Professor with tenure of Chemical Engineering, effective September 1st, 2023. This wouldn’t be possible without the amazing past and present students, collaborators, mentors and UB colleagues! Thank you all!
Jan. 2023: We welcome Jacob Concolino in our team!!! Jacob Concolino is a Ph.D. student at UB CBE. Jacob Concolino completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky (2022) and he graduated summa cum laude. Jacob is the only recipient of a Presidential Fellowship in the Fall 2022 incoming ChemE graduate class. Welcome Jacob!
Sept. 2022: Excited about Jesse’s and Kevin’s paper with Dr. Eric Walker on the feasibility of CH4 oxidation on SSZ-13 bridged Pd2Ox sites: A theoretical study being accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C! Congratulations!!!
Aug. 2022: Thrilled about Junjie Chen‘spaper with Prof. Gang Wu and his team on the generation of hydrogen via NH3 decomposition on highly efficient and stable Ru-free catalysts: Approaching complete conversion at 450 oC published in Energy & Environmental Science!
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”.
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”.
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!
May 2022: Congratulations to Junjie Chen for receiving a CBE Outstanding Dissertation Award! Way to go, Junjie!
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!
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!
May 2022: Congratulations to Jesse Canavan for receiving the UB CBE Senior Academic Excellence Award! A well-deserved honor!
Mar. 2022:Welcome to Neil Shah a freshman pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering as a researcher in our group! WelcomeNeil!
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!
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.
Nov. 2021:The Kyriakidou group will contribute the following presentations at the hybridAIChE Annual Conference in November 2021:
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!!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Feb. 2021:We welcome Jesse Canavan as a new undergraduate researcher into the group!
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 Judy, Kevin & Caitlin! Research funded by U.T. Battelle.
Sep. 2020: The Kyriakidou group participate in the virtual2020 CLEERS Workshop contributing the following presentations:
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!
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!
Jul. 2020: Congratulations to Junjie Chen and our collaborators at the University at Buffalo (Mark Swihart, Parham Rohani), Oak Ridge National Lab (Todd Toops, Michael 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!
“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 basedoxidation catalysts” (presenter: Todd J. Toops)
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!
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!
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!
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!
Dec. 2018: Ph.D. candidate Jungkuk Lee was awarded with an outstanding presentation certificate at the Fall 2018 CBE PhD seminar. Great job Jungkuk!!
Oct. 2018: Jungkuk Lee publishes new review article in collaboration with Joe Theis from Ford. This review article focuses on the state-of-the-art of hydrocarbon and NOx trapping materials, two cutting-edge technologies for exhaust emission control.
Jun. 2018: Congratulations to Yiran Chen for becoming the first MSc student to graduate from the group! Great work Yiran!
Jun. 2018: We welcome Ben Carlson as a new undergraduate researcher in the group!
Dec. 2017: We welcome Phoenix Huo in our team!!! Phoenix Huo is a MSc student at UB CBE. Phoenix Huo completed his undergraduate studies at the Central South University, China 2017.
Dec. 2017: We welcome Judy Liu in our team!!! Judy Liu is a Ph.D. student at UB CBE. Judy Liu completed her undergraduate studies in National Taiwan University, in 2013. She got her M.S. degree in National Taiwan University, in 2017.
Oct. 2017: Lakshay Chopra received a Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (CURCA) award for conducting research on the use of chabazite zeolites as HC/NOx trapping materials in our team! Congrats Lakshay!!
Feb. 2017: We welcome Lakshay Chopra in our team!!! Lakshay is an undergraduate student at UB CBE.
Feb. 2017: We welcome Christine Ma in our team!!! Christine is an undergraduate Honors student at UB CBE.
Jan. 2017: We welcome Junjie Chen in our team!!! Junjie is a Ph.D. student at UB CBE. Junjie completed his undergraduate studies in Zhejiang University of Technology, China in 2012. He got his M.S. degree in Zhejiang University, China in 2016.
Jan. 2017: We welcome Jungkuk Lee in our team!!! Jungkuk is a Ph.D. student at UB CBE. Jungkuk completed his undergraduate studies in Sejong University, South Korea in 2012. He got his M.S. degree in University of Science and Technology, South Korea in 2014.
Jan. 2017: We welcome Ned (Edward) Porock in our team!!! Ned is a MSc student at UB CBE. Ned completed his undergraduate studies at the University at Buffalo in 2016.
Jan. 2017: We welcome Yiran Chen in our team!!! Yiran is a MSc student at UB CBE. Yiran completed his undergraduate studies at the University at Buffalo in 2016.
Jan. 2017: We welcome Yuhan Mei in our team!!! Yuhan is a MSc student at UB CBE. Yuhan completed her undergraduate studies at the Shandong University at Weihai, China in 2016.