News

2019

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.”

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!

2018

December
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!

October
Matthew Kastelic from the Department of Chemical Engineering has joined the lab as a Ph.D. student.  Congratulations!

September
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!

We welcome rotation student Lirong Shi (B.S. Nanjing University)!

June
Congratulations to former visiting scholar Qi Wang’s graduation from Nankai University!  Good luck with your graduate studies at Purdue University!

May
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 for excellence in research!

April
Taylor Soucy has officially joined the lab as a Ph.D. 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.

Congratulations to Weijie Feng for earning his M.S. in chemistry from the University of Michigan!  Good luck with your graduate studies in the Macromolecular Science and Engineering program at the University of Michigan!

Congratulations to Sai Sivakumar and Johathan Sohn on their graduation from the University of Michigan!  Good luck with all your future endeavors!

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

January
Weixuan Nie’s article “Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction by a cobalt bis(pyridylmonoimine) complex: effect of acid concentration on catalyst activity and stability” has been published in Chemical Communications!  Congrats Weixuan!

We welcome rotation student Federica Ricci (M. Sc. University Delgi Studi Perugia) and welcome back rotation student Taylor Soucy (B.S. Penn State)!

2017

December
The McCrory Lab has been awarded an NSF CAREER Award: “Promoting Selective Electrochemical CO2 Reduction by Controlling a Catalyst’s Primary, Secondary, and Outer Coordination Spheres.”

September
We welcome rotation student Nathanael Downes (B.S. Allegheny College)!

August
Weijie Feng (B.S. Shanghai Jiao Tong University) has joined the group as a Master’s student, and undergraduate student Qi Wang from Nankai University has joined the lab as a visiting scholar.  Congratulations!

June
We welcome rotation student Taylor Soucy (B.S. Penn State)!

May
Robert Bonsall, William Dean, and Samuel Michaud have officially joined the group as Ph.D. students.  Congratulations!

April
Congratulations to Jeremy Meeder and Teresa Kwapisz on their graduation from University of Michigan!  Jeremy, good luck with your graduate studies in chemistry at Texas A&M!  Teresa, good luck with all your future endeavors!

March
Congratulations to Jeremy Kallick on being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

An interview with Professor McCrory by the popular-science website Technica Curiosa has been included in an article for solar water-splitting entitled Out of Thin Air.

January
We welcome rotation student William Dean (B.S. UMBC)!

2016

December
Our article Gastight Hydrodynamic Electrochemistry: Design for a Hermetically Sealed Rotating Disk Electrode Cell in collaboration with the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis has been accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.

November
Dr. John Lin’s article “Effect of Chromium Doping on Electrochemical Water Oxidation Activity by Co3-xCrxO4 Spinel Catalysts” has been accepted for publication in ACS Catalysis.  Congrats John!

September
We welcome rotation student Samuel Michaud (B.S. UMass Amherst)!  We also welcome University of Michigan Undergraduate researcher Sai Sivakumar!

July
Our lab has been officially certified as sustainable lab by the UM Office of Campus Sustainability with a rating of “Gold.”

Yingshuo Liu has officially joined the group as a Ph.D. student.  Congratulations!

June
We welcome rotation students Bobby Bonsall (B.S. Penn State) and Quintin Cheek (B.S. Wayne State)!

May
Jeremy Kallick, Kwan Leung, and Weixuan Nie have officially joined the group as Ph.D. students.  Congratulations!  We also welcome rotation student Yingshuo Liu.

April
Congratulations to our undergraduate researchers for earning summer research awards! Teresa Kwapisz was awarded a James E. Harris scholarship, Jeremy Meeder was awarded a SURP fellowship, and Jonathon Sohn was awarded a UMEI UROP fellowship.

March
Dr. Wesley Kramer’s article “Polymer Coordination Promotes Selective CO2 Reduction by Cobalt Phthalocyanine” has been selected as a cover article in Chemical Science.  Congrats Wes!
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January
We welcome rotation students Kwan Leung (B.S. Ohio State) and Andy Brehaus-Alvarez (B.S. Western Washington)!  We also welcome back Weixuan Nie (M.Sc. Nanjing University) for a second rotation!

2015

October
We welcome University of Michigan undergraduate researchers Teresa Kwapisz and Jeremy Meeder!

September
Dr. Chia-Cheng (John) Lin joins the group as a postdoctoral scholar.  John earned his Ph.D. from Iowa State University, where he worked with Prof. Javier Vela studying “Functional Silica-encapsulated Photoactive Nanocrystals.”

We welcome rotation students Weixuan Nie (M.Sc. Nanjing University) and Jeremy Kallick (B.A. Occidental College)!