Recent News

We are very excited to be awarded the 2019 Cottrell Scholars Award from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement for our work on “Selective Electrocatalysis by Polymer-Encapsulated Catalysts: the Role of Charge and Substrate Transport on Catalytic Efficiency.”

We welcome rotation student Lloyd Fisher (B.S. Mercer University)!

Lei Pan (B.S. Shanghai Jiao Tong University) and Ziqiao Xu (B.S. Ohio University) have joined the lab as Master’s students.  Congratulations!

Our collaborative article “Imidazole for Pyridine Substitution Leads to Enhanced Activity Under Milder Conditions in Cobalt Water Oxidation Electrocatalysis” with the Anderson Lab at U Chicago has been accepted for publication in Inorganic Chemistry.  Congrats Chia-Cheng and Weijie!

Matthew Kastelic (B.S. University of South Florida) from the Department of Chemical Engineering has joined the lab as a Ph.D. student.  Congratulations!


We welcome Lirong Shi as a rotating graduate student for the fall semester. She will be working on nitrate reduction with William.

Our book chapter “Evaluating Electrocatalysts for Solar Water-Splitting Reactions” co-authored by Jeremy Kallick has been published by the Royal Society of Chemistry in the book Integrated Solar Fuels Generators!  Congrats Jeremy!

Juan Trejo has joined the lab as an undergraduate REU student.  We are excited to welcome him to the lab for a summer working with Robert Bonsall!

Congratulations to Weixuan Nie on being awarded the Margaret & Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship!

Taylor Soucy has officially joined the lab as a graduate student. Congratulations!

Congratulations to William Dean and Taylor Soucy on being awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships!  Congratulations to Robert Bonsall on being named an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention.