& Bioinorganic Chemistry
- Cornell Daily Sun features the research activities of the Chen group. See the article "The Scientist: Prof. Peng Chen Studies Reactions On the Nanoscale".
- Danya's baby son Phoenix arrives, weighing 9 lbs and 13 oz and measuring 21 3/4 inches! Congratulations to Danya. It's been a highly productive year; three babies in a row!
- Peng won the ACS PHYS Division Early-Career Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry.
- Justin's baby son Max arrives. Congratulations. Two babies in a row in the group.
- Tai-Yen's daughter Eira is born. Congratulations.
- Justin's comprehensive review on "Approaches to single-nanoparticle catalysis" has been accepted by Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem.
- Peng was selected as the 2014 Coblentz awardee. See annoucement.
Awards, Fellowships, and Traineeships Won by Group Members
Nesha May Andoy: Tunis Wentink Prize for Outstanding Academic and Research Performance, 2010
Jaime Benitez: NIH Molecular Biophysics Traineeship, 2006-2009; Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship, GRC, 2008
Eric Choudhary: NSF IGERT Fellowship on Materials for a Sustainable Future, 2010-2012
Aaron Keller: NIH Molecular Biophysics Traineeship, 2007-2009; Poster Award, Cell Biology of Metals Gordon Research Conference, 2009; Poster Award, Graduate Association of Chemistry poster session, 2010
Danya Martell Smart: NIH Chemistry and Biology Interfaces Traineeship, 2011; Howard Neal Wachter Memorial Prize for 2013
Kaori Kubo: Heiwa Nakajima fellowship, 2011-2013
Justin Sambur: NSF postdoc fellowship, 2011
Aleksandr Kalininskiy: Hughes Scholar, 2008
Derek Klarin: Hughes Scholar, 2006
Weilin Meng: Hill Fellowship for Undergraduate Summer Research, 2010
News articles featuring our research:
- "The Scientist: Prof. Peng Chen Studies Reactions On the Nanoscale", by Emily Hagen, Cornell Daily Sun, March 19, 2014.
- "Imaging method identifies most active catalyst particles" by Mitch Jacoby, Chemical & Engineering News, 2013, 91, 31.
- "Proteins barge in to turn off unneeded genes and save energy" by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle, September 5, 2012.
- "Study Reveals Understanding Surface Defects is Important to Design Better Fuel Cells" by Cameron Chai on Azom.com.
"Catalytic Particles Feature Spatial-Activity Hot Spots" by Mitch Jacoby, Chemical and Engineering News, 2012, 90, 53.
"Mapping the reactivity of single nanocatalysts" by Nina Notma, Chemistry World, February 22, 2012.
"To make better fuel cells, study the defects" by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle, February 20, 2012.
- “Picture perfect pentacene” by James Mitchell Crow, Chemistry World, January 2011, 46-49.
"Pinpointing catalytic reaction sites on carbon nanotube walls" by Michael Berger, Nanowerk, April 21, 2009.
"Single-Molecule Fluorescence Events Seen In Real Time" by Mitch Jacoby, Chemical & Engineering News, April 20, 2009, 87, 38.
"Catalytic behaviour of SWCNTs scrutinised" by Nina Notman, Chemistry World, April 20, 2009.
"Finding how carbon nanotubes work as catalysts could lead to cleaner fuels" by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle.
"Single nanocatalyst behavior revealed" by Nina Notman, Chemistry World, February 18, 2009.
Chemistry Today (in Japanese), February 2009, page 12. [pdf]
"Monitoring catalysis one particle at a time," Nanotechnology Alert, Jan 23, 2009, Frost & Sullivan.
"Scrutinizing Catalysts" by Mitch Jacoby, Chemical & Engineering News science highlight, 2008, 86, 9.
"When A Good Nanoparticle Goes Bad," National Science Foundation press release.
"New method can capture catalysis, one molecule at a time," by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle.
"When a Good Nanoparticle Goes Bad," news highlight by Cornell Center for Materials Research.
"Watching A Catalyst at Work," New Energy and Fuel.