Congratulations to our graduate award winners for this year! We had an exceptionally large number of nominations this year—more than twice as many nominations as available awards—so there are also a great many folks that are doing outstanding work who aren’t listed.
Unfortunately, due to the health crisis we will not be having a ceremony this year to celebrate the awardees. In its place, please join me in giving everyone a (virtual) celebratory round of applause.
Work published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society was highlighted in a recent issue of Chemical & Engineering News: https://cen.acs.org/materials/inorganic-chemistry/III-V-semiconductors-sport-clathrate/98/i4
Sara Pistolesi, assistant teaching professor of chemistry, is part of a team awarded an Iowa State University Miller Faculty Fellowship. The proposed project, “A community of inquiry and practice for cyber-learning implementation: Identifying the impact of a gamified dashboard on students’ motivation” has been funded in the amount of $11,000 beginning July 1, 2020.
Motivated by increased awareness about nitrate contamination of surface waters and its deleterious effects in human and animal health, we sought an alternative, non-noble metal catalyst for the chemical degradation of nitrate. First-row transition metal phosphides recently emerged as excellent alternatives for hydrogen evolution and hydrotreating reactions. We demonstrate that a key member of this family, Ni2P readily hydrogenates nitrate (NO3-) to ammonia (NH3) near ambient conditions with very high selectivity (96%).
Dr. Ann Lii-Rosales, Thiel Group, is the 2020 recipient of the Karas Award for an outstanding dissertation in mathematical and physical sciences and engineering. This a completive campus-wide award for graduating PhD students, only awarded in even years.
Compatibility of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry imaging with porous fingerprint development techniquesTuesday, April 7, 2020 - 11:00am
Improved Characterization of Pure and Formulated Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients by Fast Magic Angle spinning Solid-State NMR SpectroscopyTuesday, April 7, 2020 - 1:00pm
Creation of graphite surface defects via ion bombardment: The origin of active portals and their role in encapsulation of metal nanoparticlesWednesday, April 8, 2020 - 12:00pm
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10:00am
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:00am