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Featured Story in UToday and CLS

We are proud that our hydrogen peroxide story was featured by the University of Calgary news (UToday) and Canadian Light Source (CLS).

Our Recent Publication in Nature Communications is now Online 

This publication is focused on electrochemical synthesis of hydrogen peroxide for application in water treatment. Together with our experimental collaborator from Harvard University, Dr. Hotian Wang, we showed that single atomic sites of Fe embedded in carbon nanotube drive 95% selectivity for production of hydrogen peroxide. This makes them very efficient catalyst material for water disinfection. The manuscript can be found here.

Welcome to Our New Member, Pooneh

September ninth, 2019, Pooneh Khalilpoorkordi joined our lab. Pooneh is a second-year Chemistry major undergraduate student at the University of Calgary. 

Welcome to Our New Members, Claude and Nikhil

September first, 2019, Claude Coppex and Nikhil Aravindakshan joined our lab. Claude is our first PhD student. He has received his MSc. from Chemistry and Molecular Science, University of Bern (Switzerland). Nikhil is our second PDF who has received his PhD degree from the University of Regina, Regina, Canada. 

Group Lunch

July 11, 2019 group gathered for lunch in Jamesons Pub to celebrate joining our new members, Xue Yong and Santiago Jimenez Villegas.

Dr. Siahrostami Presented in 235th ECS Meeting Dallas, TX 2019 

May 26-30, 2019, Dr. Siahrostami attended 235th ECS Meeting in Dallas, TX and gave an oral presentation with the title of “Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Catalyst Development” in Symposium I02: Materials for low Temperature Electrochemical Systems 5.

Welcome to Our First Graduate Student

May first, 2019, the first graduate student "Amir Hassan Bagherzadeh Mostaghimi" joined our lab. Amir received his B.Sc. degree in Applied Chemistry from University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.

Dr. Siahrostami Presented in ACS Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition in Orlando, FL

March 31 to April 4, 2019, Dr. Siahrostami attended ACS Spring National Meeting & Exposition in Orlando, FL and gave an oral presentation with the title of “Electrochemical Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide Via Different Routes” in the Division of Catalysis Science and Technology.

Dr. Siahrostami Received University of Calgary Research Grant (URGC)

March 2019, Dr. Siahrostami has been named a recipient of URGC grant to lead catalyst development for water treatment systems. The fund will run from 2019-2021.

Dr. Siahrostami Visited Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Rochester

March 6, 2019, Dr. Siahrostami visited Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Rochester and presented an invited talk on the area of Theory Guided Catalyst Design for Sustainable Energy Conversion and Chemical Production.

Dr. Siahrostami Received CFREF Fund for Extending Computer Hub at UofC

December 2018, Dr. Siahrostami received generous funding from Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) for extending high performance computing infrastructure at University of Calgary. The fund is allocated to install 41 new computational nodes to ARC, i.e., existing high performance computing cluster.