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Two CEBC faculty receive Early Career Awards

Friday, April 12, 2019

Congratulations to Professors Juan Bravo-Suarez and James Blakemore for winning early career awards! 

Assistant Professor Juan Bravo-Suarez has been chosen to receive a $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award. The research project is titled “Spectrokinetic studies for understanding metal-support interactions in catalytic oxidation of ethanol.” The research integrates with an educational plan that provides training and leadership opportunities to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students through research and community engagement. Knowledge and new techniques gained through this research will assist in the design of next-generation gold oxidation catalysts, and will also be transferable to a wide range of surface catalyzed reactions.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently selected James Blakemore, assistant professor of Chemistry, to receive a $150,000 grant each year for five years as part of the Early Career Research Program. The program gives exceptional researchers a boost during the crucial early years of their careers. Blakemore is one of 84 scientists across the nation to receive these grants last year. His research project focuses on “Uranyl capture and activation with Lewis acids and macrocyclic hosts.”



CEBC Calendar

October 6, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Milind Kantak, INVISTA, Intellectual Property Manager and Chemical Engineer
"Intellectual Property and Industry Perspective"

October 13, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Mei Liu, University of Kansas Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medical Informatics
"Artificial Intelligence: A Catalyst for Date-Driven Medicine"

October 13, Tuesday - Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting, Part I
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom
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October 14, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Presenter: Kirk Snavely, Topic: TBA
This meeting is mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

October 23, Tuesday - Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting, Part II
9:00 - 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
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October 27, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Elsa Olivetti, MIT, Professor, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
"Bridging the gap between literature data extraction and materials informatics"

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