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2020

June
Our article “Controlled Formation of Multilayer Films of Discrete Molecular Catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction using a Layer-by-Layer Growth Mechanism Based on Sequential Click Chemistry” has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials.  Congrats Jeremy and Weijie!

May
Our article “Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction by Cobalt BDetermining the Coordination Environment and Electronic Structure of Polymer-Encapsulated Cobalt Phthalocyanine under Electrocataytic Conditions using In Situ X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy” has been accepted for publication in Dalton Transactions.  Congrats Yingshuo, Kwan, Weixuan, William, and our collaborators in the Penner-Hahn Lab!

April
Congratulations to Weixuan Nie on being awarded a Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship!

We welcome rotation student John Robinson (B.S. Harvey Mudd College)!

March
Congratulations to Kwan Leung and Yingshuo Liu on their successful dissertation defenses!  These are the first two Ph.D. students to graduate from the McCrory Lab!

January
We welcome rotation student Pui Man (Audrey) Cheung (B.S. Western Washington University)!

We welcome University of Michigan undergraduate researchers Michaela Barber, Jonah Eisenberg, and Jordan Hinkley!

October
Our article “Effect and Prevention of Trace Ag+ Contamination from Ag/AgCl Reference Electrodes on CO2 Reduction Product Distributions at Polycrystalline Copper Electrodes” has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials.  Congrats Kwan!

September
We welcome rotation student Henry Wu (B.S. Portland State University).

August
Congratulations to Kwan Leung for winning a Karle Symposium Poster Travel Award!

July
Congratulations to Yingshuo Liu on being awarded a Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship!

June
Our invited mini review “Controlled Substrate Transport to Electrocatalyst Active Sites for Enhanced Selectivity in the Carbon Dioxide Reduction Reaction” has been published in Comments on Inorganic Chemistry.  Congrats Yingshuo, Kwan, Sam, and Taylor!

We welcome rotation student Kevin Rivera Cruz (B.S. University of Puerto Rico, Cayey).

May
Congratulations to Yingshuo Liu on being awarded the Robert W. Parry Award for excellence in research in inorganic chemistry!

Congratulations to Kwan Leung on being awarded the Florence Fenwick Outstanding Student Instructor Award for her contributions to general chemistry instruction!

April
Our article “Modulating the Mechanism of Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction by Cobalt Phthalocyanine through Polymer Coordination and Encapsulation” has been accepted for publication in Nature Communications.  Congrats Yingshuo!

Congratulations to Ammar Ibrahim and Michael Riehs for being recognized by the UM Chemistry Department and the American Chemical Society with undergraduate research awards.  Ammar was awarded the ACS Physical Chemistry Award, and Michael was awarded the ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award.

Congratulations to Ammar Ibrahim for graduating from the University of Michigan.  Good luck with your graduate studies in chemistry at Caltech.

March
Congratulations to our undergraduate researchers for earning summer research awards! Lesley Escobar, Michael Riehs, and Drew Tarnopol were awarded SURP fellowships.  We are so excited to have them working in the lab this summer!

February
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 University of Michigan undergraduate researcher Drew Tarnopol!

January
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!