Computational Environmental Catalysis at the University of Notre Dame
Jason is the third group alumnus to win the prestigious CRC Award for Computational Sciences and Visualization. The award recognizes Jason's outstanding contributions to the development of theory, models, and software for describing coverage-dependent kinetics at metal surfaces.
Congratulations to Jason Bray and Dorrell McCalman on successfully defending their Ph.D. dissertations this month, on NO oxidation and nitrate reduction kinetics and mechanism, respectively. Jason is off to Phillips 66 and Dorrell will be staying as a post-doc on a new project.
Congratulations to Mike Penninger and Atun Anggara, both of whom successfully completed their candidacy exams within the last couple of weeks. Good jobs, guys!
Welcome to Dr. Kurt Frey, our newest group member. Kurt comes to us from Argonne National Lab and will be working on the development of cluster-expansion-based kinetic models.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Houyu Zhu as a new post-doc in the research group, as well as first year graduate students Steve McDonough, Quintin Sheridan (both from Chemical Engineering) and Yuanxing Wang (Chemistry).
Dave Schmidt successfully defended his dissertation, "Cluster Expansion Studies Of Oxygen Adsorption On Transition Metal Surfaces," this month. Dave returns to his home and wife in California in December. He will be missed!
John Clay successfully completed his Ph.D. candidacy exam, "Density Functional Theory Calculations of Key Steps in Water Gas Shift on Pd(111)" Congratulations!
We welcome new graduate students Michelle Morton and Laura Herder into the group. Michelle comes from Georgia Southwestern State University and will be working on Ionic Liquids; Laura comes from Rochester Institute of Technology and will be working on coverage effects of Adsorbates.
Congratulations Jason in receiving AIChE - Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division travel award!