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New faculty increase CEBC research breadth

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Juan Bravo-Suarez, assistant professor in chemical engineering, complements on-going expertise at CEBC in catalyst development and surface science. He also adds in-situ vibrational spectroscopy. A former CEBC research associate, he also served as a lab manager for ADM before joining the KU faculty.

Marco Caricato, assistant professor in chemistry, brings expertise in electronic structure calculation that complements CEBC’s already strong molecular simulation capabilities. Before joining the KU faculty, he served a four-year postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University, followed by four years as a research scientist at Gaussian, Inc.

Franklin Tao, an internationally known rising star in catalyst synthesis and surface characterization, left the University of Notre Dame to join KU with joint appointments in chemistry and chemical engineering. Tao’s research focuses on probing the characteristics of catalyst surfaces at working conditions. Roughly 1,400 square feet of lab space was extensively renovated to accommodate his specialized equipment, including an x-ray photoelectron spectrometer and a high temperature scanning tunneling microscope.



CEBC Calendar

March 4, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Allyn Kaufmann, US Whitespace & Innovation Lead
GlaxoSmithKline
"Serial Innovation in Consumer Heathcare - Intersection of Chemistry and the Consumer"

March 10, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

March 25, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Nikola Juhasz, Global Technical Director, Sustainability
Sun Chemical Corporation, Carlstadt, NJ
"Sustainability of Packaging Industry"

April 1, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Sagar Sarsani, Project Leader
Sabic, Sugarland, TX
"Chemical Industry R&D Career Pathways"

April 12 & 13, Monday & Tuesday - Spring Advisory Boards Meeting
& Project Evaluations
 

1:00-3:00 p.m. each day, via Zoom
Click here to register

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