Research Highlights

PROBING ELECTRON SPINS IN ENZYMES BIOSYNTHESIS

graphical abstract of  electron spins in enzymes biosynthesis MCD and EPR probing of the nitrogenase M cluster precursors electron spins dynamics suggests new mechanisms of enzymes biosynthesis and substrate binding. Additional ongoing ultrafast electron-scale investigations are carried out to get better understanding of such mechanisms.

PROBING ELECTRON SPINS IN ENZYMES ARTICLE

Tunable surface properties for microfluidics prepared with simple, thiol-acrylate chemistry

Graphical abstract of tunable surface properties for microfluidics prepared with simple, thiol-acrylate chemistry

Novel, cost-efficient bulk modified thiol-acrylate microfluidic materials with wide range of highly stable hydrophilic surfaces (11° to 85°) prepared without expensive and sophisticated techniques within less than 24 h at room temperature and ambient pressure.

MICROFLUIDICS ARTICLE

Cationic Cobalt(II) Bisphosphine Hydroformylation Catalyst

Hydroformylation catalyst

Hydroformylation is one of the highest-volume homogeneously catalyzed industrial processes today. One segment of the market deals with unreactive alkenes that require the most active cobalt or rhodium-based catalysts that need high pressures (> 200 atm) to prevent decomposition of the catalysts. A new class of cationic cobalt bisphosphine hydroformylation catalysts exhibit exceptional activity under medium pressure conditions and remarkable stability with respect to cobalt-induced phosphine degradation reactions or decomposition to cobalt metal.

HYDROFORMYLATION ARTICLE

FRONTAL POLYMERIZATION

frontal polymerization on wood surfaceThe capacity of frontal polymerization as a coating strategy for wood substrates was studied. Results indicate resin viscosity and film thickness critically affect the qualitative and quantitative propagation of the thermal front resulting in the formation of the coating.

FRONTAL POLYMERIZATION ARTICLE

Stabilization of electrocatalysts

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Fighting deactivation: Classical and emerging strategies for efficient stabilization of molecular electrocatalysts.


ELECTROCATALYSTS ARTICLE

DIVERSITY IN STEM

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An evaluation study with a mixed methods approach evaluating program impacts and outcomes of a minority training program over a period of 14 years. Results indicate which strategies were most effective in promoting interest and matriculation into graduate programs among underrepresented groups in STEM.

Training Program Article


News and Events

Wang Receives NIH Grant to Study Drug Effects on the Carbohydrate Armor of Fungal Pathogens

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NIH Grant

PROFESSOR XIE RECEIVES NSF CAREER AWARD

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Career Award

Major Discovery in Hydroformylation by Professor Emeritus Stanley

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Research Summary

 

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