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December 30th, 2022

Ana's paper gets published in Applied Catalysis B: Environmental

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This is the first publication from our group in the field of chemical recycling of polymers. The work, titled "Impact of the presence of common polymer additives in thermal and catalytic polyethylene decomposition", was done in collaboration with Chevron Phillips. The paper can be downloaded here.

September 14th, 2022

Dr. Crossley and others receive $4 million grant for hydrogen research

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Researchers at the University of Oklahoma and Iowa State University received a $4 million NSF grant to study innovative ways to produce hydrogen. This 4-year project is led by Dr. Steven Crossley and aims to generate carbon neutral or carbon negative hydrogen energy. The OU team will focus on H2 production from methane while generating solid carbon as a potentially high-value byproduct. Learn more here.

May 17th, 2022

Alejandra's paper published in ACS Catalysis

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"Selective Reduction of Carboxylic Acids to Aldehydes with Promoted MoO3 Catalysts" can be downloaded here. This work has been done in collaboration with Justin Marlowe and Phillip Christopher at UC Santa Barbara. Congratulations, Ale!

March 15th, 2022

Tram wins a Kokes Travel Award

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The Richard J. Kokes Travel Award aims to encourage student participation in the biennial North American Catalysis Society meeting (NAM). This award covers a significant portion of travel and registration costs for the conference. Students need to present a paper at the meeting to be eligible for this award. Congratulations, Tram!

January 17th, 2022

Han's work on acylation gets published in Journal of Catalysis

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Done in collaboration with Phuong Do and Dr. Daniel Resasco, the paper is titled "Acylation of m-cresol with acetic acid supported by in-situ ester formation on H-ZSM-5 zeolites". You can download it here. Congratulations, Han!

November 8th, 2021

Tram wins prestigious Dissertation Award

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Congratulations to Tram for being one of the winners of the GCoE Fall 2021 Engineering Dissertation Award! This is a $5,000 award created to encourage doctoral students to graduate with excellence. More info can be found in the Gallogly College's blog.

September 20, 2018

Paper published in Nature Communications

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Congratulations to Nick, Lawrence, Valeria and Alejandra for their publication entitled Identification of active sites on supported metal catalysts with carbon nanotube hydrogen highways in collaboration with Jeff Miller and Evan Wegener at Purdue and Argonne National Laboratory that appeared today in Nature Communications. link

October 6, 2017

Nick's paper published in Colloids and Surfaces A

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Congratulations to Nick, Lawrence, Chase, Brian and Devlin for their publication Stable pickering emulsions using multi-walled carbon nanotubes of varying wettability in Colloids and Surfaces A. link

August 1, 2017

Dr. Crossley's achievements highlighted in Winds of Change magazine

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Dr. Crossley's CAREER award is highlighted in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society's Winds of Change Summer 2017 magazine. link

July 24, 2017

Taiwo's paper appears on cover of ChemCatChem

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Taiwo's paper entitled Experimental and First-Principles Evidence for Interfacial Activity of Ru/TiO2 for the Direct Conversion of m-Cresol to Toluene in collaboration with Lars Grabow's group appears on the cover of ChemCatChem. The paper was also selected as a very important paper for the special issue on biomass conversion. Congratulations Taiwo!

May 13, 2017

Abhishek co-authors paper in Journal of Catalysis

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Abhishek's co-authored paper in collaboration with Jeff White's group entitled Trace water amounts can increase benzene H/D exchange rates in an acidic zeolite has been published in Journal of Catalysis. Congratulations Abhishek!

April 24, 2017

Abhishek receives awards for presentation at OU's Student Research and Creativity Day 2017

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Abhishek wins two awards for his presentation at the 2017 Student Research and Creativity Day, 2nd place in the engineering group and the McNair's choice award. Congratulations Abhishek!

April 20, 2017

Paper on multistage catalytic approach appears in Energy and Environmental Science

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In collaboration with the groups of Vikas Khanna, Daniel Resasco and Lance Lobban, our paper Multistage torrefaction and in situ catalytic upgrading to hydrocarbon biofuels: analysis of life cycle energy use and greenhouse gas emissions has been published in Energy and Environmental Science.

March 9, 2017

Dr. Crossley receives NSF CAREER award

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Dr. Crossley receives NSF CAREER award titled "SusChEM:CAREER:Using unique synthesis techniques and reaction kinetics to quantify and manipulate catalytically active sites in metal-reducible oxide systems" 

More information can be found in the press release

September 16, 2016

Abhishek's paper appears in Science Advances

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Abhishek's paper in collaboration with Bin Wang's group entitled Direct carbon-carbon coupling of furanics with acetic acid over Brønsted zeolites has been published in Science Advances. Congratulations Abhishek!

June 6, 2016

Abhishek's paper appears in Journal of Catalysis

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Abhishek's paper Selective ketonization of acetic acid over HZSM-5: The importance of acyl species and the influence of water has been published in Journal of Catalysis. Congratulations Abhishek!