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Dr. John Flake visited Baton Rouge High School

Dr. John Flake from LSU Department of Chemical Engineering visited Baton Rouge High School last month to talk to the students and attend a presentation by three EFRC young fellows.

The presenation was done by students Jeremy Alcanzare, Bob Liang, and Ardash Jones, in their Physics honors class.
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Theory day meeting concluded on Feb 18,2011 at Georgia Tech.

theory space control "Theory day" for EFRC-Center for Atomic-level Catalyst Design was hosted by Dr. David Sholl at Georgia Tech on Feb 18.2011. A total 18 people representing all theoreticians in our Center attended the meeting to discuss progress toward our goal of extending the capabilities of computational catalysis to more complex structures.

For more information on meeting agenda and participants Click here.

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Dr. Prof. James Spivey featured in the Flagship Faculty" section of LSU Today for January 28, 2011.

For the complete story Click here

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2010 Technical Conference: Center for Atomic-level Catalyst Design Nov. 1-3, 2010

2010 Technical Conference: Center for Atomic-level Catalyst design was concluded at Lod Cook Alumini Center at
Louisiana State University on Nov 3rd,2010. For the complete reference and posters Click here

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EFRC Brings 21 Investigators from US and Netherlands to LSU

November 6, 2009
LSU's Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), the Center for Atomic-level Catalyst Design hosted its kick-off meeting October 20-21, 2009 at the the Lod Cook Alumni Center. Nearly 50 scientists, faculty, and graduate students participated in the meeting, which featured project presentations from leading researchers in the fields of computational catalysis, synthesis, and atomic-level characterization.

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science created EFRCs to pursue advanced scientific research on energy. LSU's Center for Atomic-level Catalyst Design specifically focuses on new ways to use advanced computational tools to accurately model catalytic reactions. This knowledge can then be used to design new materials to synthesize and characterize in the lab-all with the goal of developing catalysts for the production of clean energy.




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The Center is housed in LSU's Cain Department of Chemical Engineering. The research will rely heavily on LSU's synchrotron radiation facility, the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, or CAMD, for synthesis and characterization of novel nanostructured catalysts. Other resources, such as LSU's Materials Characterization Center, with its electron microscopes, will also be utilized.

LSU's Center for Atomic-level Catalyst Design is headed by Dr. Jerry Spivey, McLaurin Shivers Professor of Chemical Engineering. "This project brings together 21 investigators from nine institutions from the U.S. and the Netherlands," said Spivey. "Our goal is to advance the emerging field of computational catalysis together with experimental and spectroscopic methods... to develop new materials that can help provide clean energy. This kick-off meeting was intended to focus on specific individual projects that our team will undertake. We want to encourage collaboration by making each team member aware of the expertise of their colleagues."

"Since this is a collaborative effort, getting to know the other researchers is essential," said Ulrike Diebold, of the Dept of Physics at Tulane University. "It was exciting to meet many of the other participants for the first time and to learn about their ideas and technical capabilities."

Article by Brenda Tate, LSU College of Engineering, 225-578-4986, btate8@lsu.edu

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James Spivey (ChE) and Challa Kumar (CAMD) speak to juniors at Baton Rouge High School concerning LSU’s new EFRC.

May 18, 2010
James Spivey (ChE) and Challa Kumar (CAMD) made a presentation to juniors at Baton Rouge High School on LSU’s new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). Dr. Kumar will oversee the “EFRC Young Fellows” program to engage these students in the research activities of the Center.
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EXAFS analysis workshop Part-2 at CAMD on July 27,2010

ATHENAARTMIS

Announcing an EXAFS Data Analysis Workshop -Part 2

Part 1 Workshop was a success– but, mostly covered ATHENA.

Part 2 Workshop will cover ARTEMIS Modeling of a standard compound followed by modeling of an unknown dataset

Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to):
Learning variable fitting to the Stern, Sayers, and Lytle EXAFS equation using Artemis (i.e. fits to Enot, DelR, and SS), Fitting coordination number using Artemis, How to generating ATOMS files for input data, …

When: Tuesday, July 27.  9:am-5:pm (Break from noon to 2:pm)

Where: CAMD, Conference Room

Lecturer: Amitava Roy and Tabbetha Dobbins

RSVP at: evstev@lsu.edu (Craig Stevens)

Why: Because you want to learn the most out of your EXAFS data!

(Please bring laptop with ifeffit already loaded)

Sponsored by:

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Dr. James Spivey to visit Technical University of Munich and TU Vienna.

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IDECAT CATLYSIS COLLOQUIUM

"CO hydrogenation to higer oxygenates:Challenges for catalyst selectivity and activity"
Prof. James J Spivey Lousiana State University

Date: June 29,2010
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Dr. James Spivey during his visit to TU Vienna, Institute of Applied Physics to present seminar on EFRC work and review work underway in TU. He also discussed with Graduate students/Post Docs as well as PI Ullie Diebold.

Date: July 2,2010

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Dr.Challa Kumar(CAMD) to deliver talk at Technical Univesity of Ilmenau,Germany on July 6,2010.

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Fore more information Click here

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Dr.Ulrike Diebold from TU Vienna,Institute of Applied Physics to visit LSU on July 15,2010.

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July 15,2010
Dr. Ulrike Diebold from TU Vienna,Institute of Applied Physics to visit LSU to review EFRC work at LSU and present work underway in TU. She will meet Dr. Spivey, PIs and Graduate students/Post Docs as well.

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Dr. James Spivey's research group attended the 2010 IIT XAFS Summer School at Chicago, Illinois

Graduate students Miranda Smith, Nachal Subramanian, Sarthak Gaur and Nitin Kumar from Dr. Spivey's research group at LSU attended the 2010 IIT XAFS Summer School at Chicago, Illinois, from July 12 till July 16. The school was aimed for researchers interested in utilizing synchrotron light source for X-ray absorption experiments—XANES and EXAFS. Students also had a day of hands-on experience with beam-lines at the Advanced Photon Source located at US DOE Argonne National Lab. space control iit

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Postdoctoral positions available at Georgia Tech

Postdoctoral positions available in computational materials modeling at Georgia Tech

Several postdoctoral positions are available in Prof. David Sholl's group at Georgia Tech. Research topics for these positions include heterogeneous catalysis on structured metal surfaces, development of metallic alloys and metal oxides for high temperature membrane applications, and studies of nanoporous materials for high precision chemical separations. Ideal candidates for these positions will have a background in molecular simulations and/or quantum chemistry calculations, strong communication skills, and interest in working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary research group. More information about our research group is available from http://sholl.chbe.gatech.edu.
To apply, contact Prof. Sholl at david.sholl@chbe.gatech.edu

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Dr. Challa Kumar(CAMD) to present his work in 2010 ALS User Meeting Workshop at LBNL on Oct. 14,2010

2010 ALS User Meeting Workshop
“Advanced Soft X-Ray Microscopy for Nanomaterials Sciences”
October 14, 2010

Contact:
Dr. Peter Fischer
CXRO/LBNL
PJFischer@lbl.gov
(510) 486 7052
Fore more details Click here

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Dr. Daniel Stellwagen from University of Utrecht, Netherlands to present his work in 2010 MRS Fall Meeting during Nov.29-Dec 3,2010.

November 29-December 3, 2010
Exhibit: November 30-December 2, 2010
Boston, Massachusetts

Meeting Chairs:
Ana Claudia Arias, Robert F. Cook, Clemens Heske, Shu Yang

Daniel Stellwagen from University of Utrecht, Netherlands will present his work on "A Simple Strategy for Obtaining Au38 Clusters Stabilized by Different Thiols ".To view abstract Click here.

For more details on event please Click here

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