January 2024: Jason Bates receives the New Investigator Award of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) to support kinetic and spectroscopic interrogation of electrocatalyst microenvironments.
November 2023: Jason Bates's manuscript with the Stahl group on active-site quantification in Fe-N-C catalysts is published in JACS! Thank you to our outstanding collaborators Plamen Atanassov, Frédéric Jaouen, Peter Strasser, Tim-Patrick Fellinger, and Gang Wu!
October 2023: We welcome Kayla Wozny as part of the first incoming graduate student class to join the group! Kayla completed her undergraduate studies at Lafayette College in 2023.
October 2023: We welcome Ethan Fortuna as part of the first incoming graduate student class to join the group! Ethan completed his undergraduate studies at Penn State University in 2023.
October 2023: We welcome Isaac Boateng as part of the first incoming graduate student class to join the group! Isaac completed his undergraduate studies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2021.
September 2023: Welcome to Max Freitag as a new undergraduate researcher in the group!
September 2023: Welcome to Phoebe Saunders as a new undergraduate researcher in the group!
September 2023: Welcome to Mia Park as a new undergraduate researcher in the group!
April 2023: Jason accepted a position to start as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia in August 2023!
March 2023: Jason attended the Spring ACS meeting, where he presented a talk entitled "Chemical and electrochemical reactivity of heterogeneous M-N-C catalysts and molecular concepts for their preparation", and enjoyed celebrating Shannon Stahl's winning the ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry.
March 2023: Jason was honored to participate as a speaker in the Purdue Catalysis Center Alumni Symposium on March 25, 2023. This symposium brought together a remarkable group of former PCC members who are now faculty: Viktor Cybulskis (Syracuse), Brandon Bukowski (Johns Hopkins), Jamie Harris (U Alabama), Tej Choksi (NTU Singapore), Jason, and Chris Paolucci (U Virginia).
November 2022: Jason enjoyed connecting with friends old and new at AIChE in Phoenix and presenting on his work studying M-N-Cs at the interface between thermal, electrochemical, and molecular catalysis.
October 2022: Jason's paper on the preparation of Fe-N-C catalysts using molecular synthesis strategies is accepted in Journal of the American Chemical Society!
September 2022: Jason's review bridging the fields of thermocatalytic aerobic oxidation and electrocatalytic O2 reduction is accepted in Chemical Reviews!
June 2022: Jason had a fantastic week at the Gordon Research Conference on Catalysis! Jason presented a talk at the GRS, was elected chair of the 2024 Gordon Research Seminar on Catalysis, and won a postdoc poster award at the GRC.
May 2022: Jason presented a talk at the 27th North American Catalysis Society Meeting, entitled "Chemical and Electrochemical O2 Reduction on Heterogeneous Non-Precious Metal Catalysts and Relevance to Mediated Electrolysis."
March 2022: Jason was recognized with a Postdoc Mentor Award from the Graduate Student Faculty Liaison Committee of the UW–Madison Chemistry Department! Thank you to Jesse Martinez for the excellent nomination letter.
January 2022: Jason's paper comparing chemical and electrochemical mechanisms of mediated O2 reduction on M-N-C catalysts is accepted in Journal of the American Chemical Society!
November 2021: Jason presented two talks on my postdoctoral research at the AIChE meeting in Boston. It was fantastic to re-connect with everyone in person!
May 2021: Jason presented a talk on his work in the Stahl lab at the Catalysis Club of Chicago Spring Symposium, entitled "Relationship between Aerobic Oxidation Catalysis and Electrochemical O2 Reduction on Heterogeneous M–N–C Catalysts."
April 2021: Jason presented a talk entitled "Kinetic effects of protonated molecular clusters and hydrogen-bonded networks on alkanol dehydration in Brønsted acid zeolites" in a session entitled "Surface Chemistry and Solvation Effects on Catalysis in Confined Environments: Adsorption and Reaction within Liquid-Filled Micropores" on April 5 at the 2021 ACS Spring Meeting.
March 2021: Jason was recognized with a Postdoc Mentor Award from the Graduate Student Faculty Liaison Committee of the UW–Madison Chemistry Department! Thank you to Eric Weeda for the excellent nomination letter.
February 2021: Jason's review paper on solvent effects in zeolite acid catalysis is accepted in Chemical Science!
February 2021: Trevor's paper on the formation of ion-exchanged Pd in CHA zeolites is published in Chemistry of Materials! Congratulations, Trevor!
November 2020: Jason presented a talk entitled "Solvation of Water and Alkanols Confined within Brønsted Acid Zeolites: Kinetic Effects of Protonated Clusters and Extended Networks" in the Fundamentals of Catalysis and Surface Science session at the AIChE Annual Meeting (virtual).
August 2020: Jason's paper on the kinetic implications of alkanol clustering within chabazite zeolites on parallel ether formation pathways is published in Journal of Catalysis!
July 2020: Jamie's Perspective on descriptions of active centers in metal-zeotypes beyond their binding site is published in ACS Catalysis!
July 2020: Jason's collaborative paper with Alex Hoffman and David Hibbitts on the stabilization of alkanol dehydration transition states by extended networks of charge established by specific Al arrangements is published in Angewandte Chemie!
June 2020: Jason's collaborative manuscript, with Brandon Bukowski and Jeff Greeley, on the kinetic influence of water networks and water-ethanol clusters in H-zeolites is out in Chemical Science!
March 2020: Jason received the Outstanding Research Award from the Purdue College of Engineering.
January 2020: Jason joined Shannon Stahl's group at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to study heterogeneous catalysts for organic synthesis and energy applications as a postdoctoral researcher.
November 2019: Jason successfully defended his PhD Thesis, entitled "Structure and Solvation of Confined Water and Alkanols in Zeolite Acid Catalysis."
November 2019: Jason received first place for his presentation at AIChE in the Area 8D (Inorganic Materials) Graduate Student Award Session!
November 2019: Jason gave two talks at the 2019 AIChE meeting in Orlando, FL, about his work on the structure and solvation of hydronium ions and alkanols in Brønsted acid zeolites, and about the structure of Lewis acid sites in Sn-zeolites.
October 2019: Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Rohan Dighe for accepting a job offer with Chevron!
September 2019: Brandon Bukowski's paper on the influence of defects on the structure and hydrogen bonding of zeolite-confined water is accepted in Angewandte Chemie!
June 2019: Jason presented his work on the kinetic effects of water structure within Lewis and Brønsted acid zeolites at the North American Catalysis Society meeting in Chicago, IL.
May 2019: Jason's paper on the structure of Lewis acid sites in Sn-zeolites is accepted in ACS Catalysis!
April 2019: I presented our work on the influence of inner- and outer-sphere structural diversity on Lewis and Brønsted acid-catalyzed ethanol dehydration in zeolites at the Tri-State Catalysis Society Symposium in Louisville, KY.
April 2019: Jason presented his work on the influence of inner- and outer-sphere structural diversity on Lewis and Brønsted acid-catalyzed ethanol dehydration in zeolites at the Catalysis Club of Chicago Spring Symposium in Naperville, IL.
April 2019: Jason presented his work on the influence of zeolite framework polarity on reactivity and stability of Sn-Beta zeolites in liquid and gas-phase catalysis at the American Chemical Society meeting in Orlando, FL.
March 2019: Michael Cordon's paper on aqueous-phase deactivation of Sn-Beta zeolites is published in Catalysis Science & Technology.
November 2018: Jason presented on his work on the influence of framework polarity and active site structure on catalysis in Sn-Beta at AIChE in Pittsburgh, PA.
September 2018: Michael Cordon's paper on the role of entropy in glucose isomerization in hydrophobic Ti-Beta is published in Journal of the American Chemical Society. Excellent work by Michael, Gounder lab colleagues, and our collaborators including David Hibbitts, David Flaherty, and Jeff Miller.
September 2018: Congratulations to undergraduate mentee Rohan Dighe for receiving the Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence Award!
August 2018: Jason received the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division Travel Award for the 2018 AIChE Meeting.
July 2018: Jason's collaborative paper with Brandon Bukowski and Jeff Greeley on site speciation in Sn-Beta zeolites is published in the Journal of Catalysis.
July 2018: Jason's paper on ethanol dehydration on hydrophobic and hydrophilic zeolites is out in the Journal of Catalysis.
May 2018: Jason is featured, with Purdue Catalysis Center colleagues Phil Kester, Juan-Carlos Vega-Vila, and Arthur Shih, on the Purdue Chemical Engineering website for their awards at catalysis club meetings.
May 2018: Jason is awarded Best Student Poster at the Spring Symposium of the Michigan Catalysis Society.
November 2017: Jason presented on his work on ethanol dehydration on hydrophobic and hydrophilic zeolites at AIChE in Minneapolis, MN.
September 2017: Jason was awarded the Eastman Travel Grant to fund my trip to AIChE.
August 2017: Jason began working with Rohan Dighe as an undergraduate mentee. Rohan is a sophomore in chemical engineering from New Jersey.
June 2017: Jason presented a poster on his research on ethanol dehydration on Sn-Beta zeolites at the 25th North American Catalysis Society Meeting in Denver, CO.
February 2017: Jason received the Richard J. Kokes Award of the North American Catalysis Society.
June 2015: Jason presented a poster at the 24th North American Catalysis Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on his research on transition metal phosphide catalysts at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory during Summer 2014.
March 2015: Jason was recognized with an honorable mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
November 2014: Jason joined Rajamani Gounder's research group to study catalysis on Lewis acid zeolites.
April 2014: Jason was recognized with an honorable mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.