July 1st, 2022, Dr. Siahrostami was officially appointed an Associate Professor with Tenure.
Congratulations to Amir for receiving the e2i Award!
October 2021, Amir and Dr. Siahrostami received the e2i award. The e2i program creates a new pathway for researchers to translate successful research outcomes into practical solutions.
Congratulations to Santiago for receiving scholarship/internship through the Mitacs Accelerate program.
September 2021, Santiago was awarded the Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship. The program provides a long-term funding and internship option for master’s and PhD students. Recipients can also access professional development training that helps them ensure project success and gain in-demand career skills.
RSC Horizon Prize, John Jeyes Award
Dr. Siahrostami was named winner of 2021 Environment, Sustainability, and Energy Division Horizon Prize: John Jeyes Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The "RSC Horizon Prize" highlights the most exciting, contemporary chemical science at the cutting edge of research. These prizes are for teams or collaborations that are opening up new directions and possibilities in their field.
Welcome to Oshadhi Weerawardhena!
Oshi joined our group initially as an undergraduate student in January 2021, and then as a M.Sc student in May 2021. She received her B.Sc in Chemistry and B.Sc in Archaeology in 2021 from the University of Calgary.
Congradulations to Tiago on his publications in Joule
The role of Pt in α-MoC on the water-gas shift reaction at low temperatures
Our Nature series collection in 2020.
Welcome to Jian Xiang Lian
February 2021 Lian joined our team as a postdoctoral fellow. Prior to joining our group, Lian was a postdoctoral fellow at the CICenergiGUNE, Spain . He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Université de Mons, Belgium in 2017.
Welcome to Tiago Gonçalves
January 2021 Tiago joined our team as a postdoctoral fellow. Tiago received his Ph.D. from Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany.
IUPAC/CCCE 2021, Chemistry for Energy
Dr. Siahrostami is organizing a symposium in “Computational Design of Materials and Systems for Energy Applications” at IUPAC/CCCE World Congress of Chemistry. The Conference will take place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 13-20, 2021.
Mechanochemistry for Ammonia Synthesis published in Nature Nanotechnology!
Our recent work in collaboration with Professor Baek from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has been accepted in Nature Nanotechnology. The work is focused on an innovative process for ammonia synthesis at low temperature and pressure.
Featured Story in Chemical & Engineering News
Our research on CO2 reduction reaction research using carbon-based materials was featured by the Chemical & Engineering (c&en) News.
Congratulations to Amir on His Publication in Nature Communications
Our recent Nature Communications paper is focused on the electrochemical synthesis of hydrogen peroxide via O2 reduction reaction. The study presents a novel catalytic material made of Pd clusters embeded in carbon-based materials that produces hydrogen peroxide in an acidic environment. This work was in collaboration with Prof. Zheng Chen from UC San Diego and Prof. Jinguang Chen from Colombia University.
Our Recent Publication in Nature Catalysis
Our Nature Catalysis paper applies a novel approach in engineering electrode interfacial, whereby coating the carbon catalyst with hydrophobic polymers allows in situ confinement of produced O2 gas and thereby successfully tune the water oxidation reaction pathway.
Featured Story in UToday and CLS
Our publication in Nature Communcations is highlited in UToday. Together with our experimental collaborator from Rice University, Dr. Hotian Wang, we designed and identified a low-cost effective catalyst made of single atoms of Fe embedded in carbon nanotube that drives 95% selectivity for production of hydrogen peroxide. The designed catalyst proved to be outstanding for treating E-coli bacteria.
ComCat group, September 2019
ComCat Group, July 2019
July 11, 2019 group gathered for lunch in Jamesons Pub to celebrate joining our new members, Amir Mostaghimi, Xue Yong and Santiago Jimenez Villegas.