A group focused on the synthesis, fabrication, and application of nanostructured materials


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(09/2017) Using the popular capping agents of oleic acid and oleyamine, we uncovered growth models that can be used to quantify the growth kinetic of nanocrystals. This work appeared in Nano Letters (open access) as an AuthorChoice article.

(09/2017) We welcome Prof. Chuan Shi and Prof. Huijuan Zhang to join us as visiting scholars, supported by CSC scholarship program.

(08/2017) Jaemin and Jack's work on acid-stable, pyrochlore Y2Ru2O7-x oxygen evolution catalysts for water splitting was published in Journal of the American Chemical Society (open access). Effect of yttrium on the activity and stability is analyzed. Congrats!

(08/2017) Our work on selective methanation of carbon dioxide by rhodium-on-palladium nanocatalysts appeared as a Very Important Paper (VIP) in ChemNanoMat. Good job, Frank!

(07/2017) We welcome Prof. Haidong Zhao and Dr. Wei Gao to visit us for a year, sponsored by the CSC. We also welcome the undergrauate interns, Kaitian Mao (USTC), Lei Pan (SJTU), Zhen Jia and Yu-Ang Shi (both from Tsinghua) to start their summer research this month.

(06/2017) Kai-Chieh successfully defended his thesis. He will join Intel after his graduation this summer. Best wishes to our newly-minted Doctor!

(04/2017) Jack passed his prelim exam. Good job!

(04/2017) Congrats to Zaid Al-Bardan for being selected as a winner of the ChBE Undergraduate Research Symposium. Zaid is also a recipient of this year's Glenn E. and Barbara R. Ullyot Scholarship.

(03/2017) Kai-Chieh received a Widiger Fellowship in Chemical Engineering. Congrats!

(03/2017) Congratulations to Thao who was selected to participate in the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this summer! See UIUC Grad College webpage for detail.

(02/2017) Thao passed her prelim exam. Well-done!

(02/2017) Congratulation to Kai-Chieh for receiving a Hanratty Travel Award!

(01/2017) Drew and Talha have successfully passed their quantitative qualification exam in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Congrats!

(12/2016) Yuan-Tin (Frank) Pan successfully defended his PhD thesis. Dr. Pan will carry out his postdoctoral research at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Congrats for a job well-done!

(11/2016) Pei-Chieh (Jack) received a Conference Travel Award from Graduate College. Congrats!

(10/2016) We welcome graduate students Talha Al-Zoubi (U of I at Chicago) and Andrew Kuhn (Purdue U), and visiting graduate student Xiaofei Lu (Zhejiang U) to jion our group!

(09/2016) Our work on the creation of AgPt compositional intermetallics from two “immiscible” metals appeared in Nano Letters.

(09/2016) Kai-Chieh's work on the continuous production of carbon-supported Pt3Ni octohedral and Pt cubic catalysts using a novel conveyor transport system was published in Small. The paper was featured as the Frontpiece Article. Congrats!

(08/2016) Congratulations to Thao Ngo for receiving an Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Award from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)! Thao will work on using in situ X-ray and TEM techniques to study the structural dynamics of catalysts for fuel cell and other applications.

(05/2016) Yung-Tin (Frank) Pan just won a Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Congrats!

(05/2016) The group held a successful mini research symposium for our five undergraduate students (Mr. Taro Bourne, Miss Xuxia Chen, Miss Lingqing Yan, Miss Yini Zhao, and Miss Wenjun Zhu). We thanked them for their contributions to our research. Lingling will graduate this month and attend Graduate School at UT Austin and Xuxia will go to UC Berkeley in the fall.

(04/2016) Congratulations to our undergraduate award recipients, Miss Xuxia Chen and Miss Lingqing Yan! Xuxia is the recipient of ExxonMobil Scholarship and Lingqing receives the R. J. Van Mynen Scholarship.

(02/2016) Our work on in situ environmental TEM study on the effect of thermal treatment on the structure and ORR acitivty of PtNi catalysts appeared in AIChE Journal.

(01/2016) Our work on self-heating nanoparticle synthesis is featured on the cover of ChemNanoMat in its first issue in 2016. This work was also highlighted in ChemistryViews Magazine.

(12/2015) Our perspective article on in situ liquid TEM for quantitative study of the formation of nanostructures is featured in the Editorial of Journal of Physcial Chemistry Letters.

(11/2015) Dr. Yang is elected an AAAS Fellow.

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