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Our research provides molecular solutions and develops catalytic conversion technology for addressing the challenges in the fields of environment, health, medicine, and energy. We adopt a multidisciplinary strategy that integrates materials synthesis, spectroscopy, electronic structure theory, and kinetic and isotopic assessments to deepen the fundamental understanding of physical and chemical events at molecular scale during chemical transformations. As part of our rigorous efforts in establishing structure and kinetic property correlations, we synthesize novel catalytic materials with well-defined atomic connectivity and compositions and then probe their structures and kinetic consequences.

News

April 2019:
Congrats to Haoyu and co-authors on their manuscript’s acceptance to ACS Catal.!

Cathy Chin gave a talk at the Spring 2019 ACS National Meeting.

March 2019:
The group enjoyed some delicious hotpot with visiting speaker Prof. Jingguang Chen!

Congrats to Cathy Chin and co-authors on their manuscript’s acceptance to J. Am. Oil Chem.’ Soc.!

Congratulations to Petar on earning his PhD!

Alyssa, Haoyu, and Junnan were accepted to give oral presentations at the 2019 North American Catalysis Society Meeting.

February 2019:
Cathy Chin gave an invited lecture titled Directing Hydrogen Transfer Traffic During C-H Bond Cleavage and Formation on Transition Metal Surfaces at the 2019 Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Reactions at Surfaces.

Graduate student Shaihroz joins the lab.

January 2019:
Congrats to Zhoule and co-authors on their ACS Catal. publication!

Congrats to Junnan and co-authors on their ACS Catal. publication!

December 2018:
The group enjoyed some outdoor ice skating and warmed up with delicious hotpot!

Congratulations to Junnan on earning his PhD!

Congrats to Petar Lachkov and co-authors on their ChemCatChem publication!

November 2018:
Visiting scholar Zhishan joins the lab.

Summer student Samantha Kim was named a ChemE Future Leader. Congrats, Samantha!

Congrats to Junnan Shangguan and co-authors on their J. Catal. publication!

Congrats to Cathy Chin and co-authors on their ACS Catal. publication!

Junnan and Alyssa presented their research at the Clean Manufacturing and Nanoengineering of Sustainable Materials Annual Meeting at University of Toronto.

October 2018:
Congrats to Chuck Mims on his well-earned retirement and to all the presenters at his special symposium at the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference!

Congrats to Petar Lachkov and co-authors on their ACS Catal. publication!

Great work Junnan, Alyssa, Wenyao, Haoyu, and Zhenwei on their presentations at the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference!

August 2018:
Cathy was awarded an NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant for research on the next generation catalytic after-treatment technology for exhaust emission control.

Congrats to Samantha on winning the Robert G. Auld Student Paper Competition! Samantha will present her talk Adsorption Isotherms for Phenol Removal from Aqueous Solutions with HZSM-5 Zeolite at the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference this October.

Congrats to Petar Lachkov and co-authors on their J. Catal. publication!

Postdoctoral fellows Alyssa and Wenyao and graduate student Roham join the lab.

July 2018:
Congrats to Fan Lin and co-authors on their Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. publication!