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Summer 2016 NSF REU Participants

2016 NSF-REU Participants

Summer Research Symposium

"Removal of Mercury from Coal Combustion Flue Gas Using Activated CarbonMichael Royko, University of Alabama, mentored by Dr. Bihter Padak.

"Optimizing Ultrathin Graphene Oxide Membranes Supported on Polyethersulfone Hollow Fibers for CO2 Capture from Flue Gas" Ethan C. Hicks, Notrh Carolina State University, mentored by Dr. Miao Yu.

"Characterization and Stability of Metal Oxide Supported Cobalt Nanorod Catalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation"         Ashley Bird, University of Texas at Austin, mentored by Dr. Jochen Lauterbach.

"Single-Site Ruthenium Catalyst for COHydrogenation" Stephanie Sánchez, University of South Carolina, mentored by Dr. Jochen Lauterbach.

"Synthesis and Characterization of Nickel Catalysts for Methane Tri-ReformingNicole Cordonnier, Ohio University, mentored by Dr. Jochen Lauterbach.

"Study of the CO and the CO2 IR Spectra on Co CatalystNutthatida Phuangsaijai, Chiang Mai University, mentored by Dr. Jochen Lauterbach.

"Multiplexing Techniques for High-Throughput Gas ChromatographyLaurence Lohman, University of Rochester, mentored by Dr. Erdem Sasmaz.

"A Hight-Throughput Investigation of Metallic Glass Stability in Co-Fe-V-Zr AlloysAudrey Allen, Worcester Polytechinc Institute, mentored by Dr. Jason Hattrick-Simpers.

"Impact of Ag-TiOEmbedded Polyethersulfone Membrands for Degradation of Pollutants in Waste Water" Pimchanok Tapangpan, Chiang Mai University, mentored by Dr. Christopher Williams.

"Surface Spectroscopic Study of Renewable Ethylene Glycol Synthesis over Silicon Dioxide-Supported Metal CatalystsRobert Lavroff, Northwestern University, mentored by Dr. Christopher Williams.

"The Role of Particle Size and Oxygen Partial Pressure on Phase Evolution in Pr2NiO4+5Seth Dale, University of Florida, mentored by Dr. Xiao-Dong Zhou.

"Effect of Solvents on the Activity of the Transition Metal Catalyst, Pt(111), for the Hydrodeoxygenation of Propionic AcidMadeline Ley, Oklahoma State University, mentored by Dr. Andreas Heyden.

"Solvation Effects in the Hydrodeoxygenation of Guaicol over a Model Ru(0001) CatalystUtid Suriya, Chiang Mai University, mentored by Dr. Andreas Heyden.

"Modification and Testing of Hybrid Sulfur System" Jacob Mehlhoff, University of Wisconsin-Madison, mentored by Dr. Sirivatch Shimpalee.

"Pt-Ru/C Catalysts Preparation by SEA and ED Method for Methanol OxidationPimolrat Mittanonsakul, Mahidol University, mentroed by Dr. John Weidner.

"Effect of Chloride vs. Hydroxide Counterions in the Strong Electrostatic Adsorption of Platinum on Carbon SupportsWarinda Tirdtrakool, Mahidol University, mentored by Dr. John Regalbuto.

"Hydrothermal Stability of Silica Catalysts for Lignin Pyrolysis Oil Upgrading" Matthew Hornish, Rowan University, mentored by Dr. John Regalbuto.

"Selective Deposition of Nickel on Mo2C supported on Al2O3 for the Synthesis of Dry Reforming CatalystsKhalid Askar, University of South Carolina, mentored by Dr. John Monnier.

"The Effect of Catalyst Support Structure on Nanoparticle Thermal StabilityMorgan Sulzbach, University of Maryland, College Park, mentored by Dr. John Regalbuto.