2010 News

September 13, 2010
Rioux Group Earns Micromeritics Equipment Grant Award

Logo of Micromeritics with a link to the the complete article.

Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant to the Department of Chemical Engineering at Penn State University. An ASAP® 2020 Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System with micropore and chemisorption options has been awarded to the Department of Chemical Engineering.

View the entire award announcement on the Micromeritics Website

Book edited by Robert Rioux has been published

Book called Model Systems in Catalysis: From Single Crystals to Enzyme Mimics.

The book -- Model Systems in Catalysis: From Single Crystals to Enzyme Mimics -- edited by Robert Rioux, assistant professor of chemical engineering has recently been published by Springer. Composed of twenty-three chapters, the book is a comprehensive collection of the development of surface science over the last four decades.

The book proves that the era of oversimplified model systems is over and the dynamics of materials and reactions are now accessible for rigorous experimental and theoretical study.

May 12, 2010
Graduate student Jason Binz wins student award from the IMPI

Graduate student Jason Binz has been awarded a Student Award from the International Precious Metals Institute (IMPI), which recognizes the work of undergraduate and graduate students in the field of precious metals.

Jason's research deals with developing a mechanistic framework to understand the interaction of precious metal complexes with charged and neutral solid-liquid interfaces.  In addition to the student award, Jason has been invited to attend and receive a certificate at IMPI's Annual meeting in Tuscon, AZ in June.

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