Latest News

May
15
2018

Congrats to Dr. Liang Yu for the Nat. Commun. paper on ammonia synthesis. This is in collaboration with Feng's group at UCF. Here we report efficient electroreduction of N2 to NH3 on palladium nanoparticles in phosphate buffer solution under ambient conditions. 

Apr
30
2018

Dr. Xin received the 2018 Dean's Award for Outstanding New Assistant Professor in recognition of extraordinary performance.

Apr
24
2018

Congrats to Zheng, Noushin, Wei Shan, and Ester for the paper on machine learning published in J. Phys. Chem. A. In this work, machine-learning algorithms equipped with the domain knowledge of chemical graph theory were employed for predicting the energy gaps of >12 000 porphyrins from the Computational Materials Repository.

Feb
01
2018

Congrats to Siwen, Noushin, and Emily for the paper in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Communications. We applied the orbitalwise coordination number concept for understanding size effects in Au-catalyzed CO oxidation.

Nov
30
2017

Welcome Prof. Suljo Linic from University Michigan visiting Virginia Tech for Bill and Ann Doumas distinguished lecture.

Nov
27
2017

Congrats to Zheng, Siwen, and Wei Shan for the paper as back cover of J. Mater. Chem. A., emerging investigators 2017 issue. We outlined details of machine learning models for alloy electrocatalyst design. 

Nov
03
2017

Hongliang, Zheng, Jiamin, Siwen, and Noushin have attended and presented their work at AIChE, Minneapolis, MN.

Sep
25
2017

Dr. Xin is elected as the secretary of the Southeastern Catalysis Society at the 2017 Symposium held at Asheville, NC.

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