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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

September 13, Wednesday - Mandatory Lab Safety Meeting
All researchers at 1501 Wakarusa Dr. must attend

9:00 a.m. in Building B seminar room

September 19, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium
Dr. David Sholl, Chair of Georgia Tech School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
"New Nanoporous Materials for Practical Applications Using Computation Modeling - How Close Is the Dream to Reality?"

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Building B seminar room
10:00 a.m. discussion with students

October 16 & 17, Monday & Tuesday - CEBC Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting
Registration is Open - click here!

Monday 12:00-7:30 p.m. at the Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Avenue, Lawrence
Tuesday 8:30-noon at the CEBC Complex, 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Lawrence

November 7, Tuesday - CEBC Industry Colloquium
Dr. Brandon Emme, Cellulose Team Leader, ICM, Inc.
"Title TBA"

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Building B seminar room
10:00 a.m. discussion with students

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