& Bioinorganic Chemistry
*Postdoc positions available: candidates with strong backgrounds in physical sciences and interests in protein biochemistry/biophyiscs, live cell imaging, catalysis, energy conversion, or materials are encouraged to apply*
- Congratulations to Won on winning a Howard Neal Wachter Memorial Prize! Well deserved. Good work, Won!
- Congratulations to Ningmu on the arrival of his baby son Ethan! Seven babies in less than three years for the Chen Lab!
- Congratulations to Tai-Yen on officially accepting a tenure-track assistant professor position at University of Houston!
- Tai-Yen's second child, son Evan, arrived yesterday. Congratulations!
- Peng is selected as the recipient of 2016 Excellence in Catalysis Award from the Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York.
- Congratulations to Feng and Ace for successfully defending their theses!
- Cornell Dialy Sun features Justin's work on TiO2 photoanodes. See article: "A ‘Hole’ New World: Improving the Efficiency of Water Splitting."
- We welcome Mahdi Hesari joining as a new postdoc. Mahdi did his PhD in chemistry at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
- Congratulations to Justin in accepting a tenure-track assistant professor position at Colorado State University.
- Science highlights Justin's study. See "Water splitting: Placing the catalysts where it's needed".
- Justin's paper appears online in Nature! See article "Sub-particle reaction and photocurrent mapping to optimize catalyst-modified photoanodes," and Nature News & Views "Electrochemistry: Photocatalysts in close-up."
- Chem. Eng. News highlilights Justin's study. See article "Fluorescence Method Maps Reactivity Hot Spots On A Catalyst’s Surface."
- Cornell Chronicle
highlights Justin's paper. See
seek efficient means of splitting water."
- Group ski retreat at Greek Peak moutain resort! See pictures.
Honors Won by Group Members
Nesha May Andoy:
Tunis Wentink Prize for Outstanding
Academic and Research Performance, 2010
NIH Molecular Biophysics Traineeship,
2006-2009; Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship, GRC, 2008
NSF IGERT Fellowship on Materials for a
Sustainable Future, 2010-2012
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,2013; Bauer
Scholarship Award, 2014
Heiwa Nakajima fellowship, 2011-2013
Ace George Santiago:
Simon Bauer Scholarship Award, 2015
NSF Graduate Fellowship, 2016-2019
Howard Neal Wachter Memorial Prize, 2016
NSF postdoc fellowship, 2011
Hughes Scholar, 2008
Hughes Scholar, 2006
Hill Fellowship for Undergraduate Summer
News articles featuring our research:
- "A ‘Hole’ New World: Improving the Efficiency of Water Splitting," Cornell Daily Sun, March 1, 2016.
- “Water Splitting: Placing the catalyst where it's needed” Science 2016, 351, 828.
- "Electrochemistry: Photocatalysts in close-up," Nature 2016, 530, 36-37.
- "Fluorescence Method Maps Reactivity Hot Spots On A Catalyst’s Surface," Chem. Eng. News 2016, 94, 8.
seek efficient means of splitting water,"
Chronicle, Feb 4, 2016.
- Faculty of 1000 Prime recommendation on Danya's PNAS paper (PNAS, 2015, 112, 13467).
- "Understanding Of Bacterial Protein’s Defense Strategy Could Lead To Antibiotics,"Chemical & Engineering News, 2015, 93, 7.
- "How Transcription Factors Depart Their Targets In Cells," Chemical & Engineering News, 2015, 93, 25.
- "Research finds protein regulation linked to cells' growth cycle," Cornell Chronicle, July 2015.
- "The Scientist: Prof. Peng Chen Studies Reactions On the Nanoscale", Cornell Daily Sun, March 19, 2014.
- "Imaging method identifies most active catalyst particles", Chemical & Engineering News, 2013, 91, 31.
- "Proteins barge in to turn off unneeded genes and save energy", 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.