News: Surface Science and Catalysis

A computational approach for characterizing the microporous networks of zeolites has been developed by graduate student Eric First in collaboration with post-doctoral fellow Dr. Chrysanthos Gounaris, Prof. James Wei, and Prof. Christodoulos Floudas in the Computer-Aided Systems Laboratory.

Prof. Ilhan Aksay and researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a method for the self-assembly of SnO2-graphene nanocomposites to form stable, alternating layers of nanocrystalline metal oxide and graphene.
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in collaboration with Prof. Ilhan Aksay at Princeton University have shown that single-stranded DNA can be promptly adsorbed onto functionalized graphene via hydrophobic and π-stacking interactions.