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Highlighted Work


Stable Nickel catalysts for Methane Dry Reforming reaction.

Our recent contributions published in JACS show how the understanding of Ni and Ni-Fe NP catalysts deactivation mechanisms leads to improved catalyst design. This work is a collaboration with ETH Laboratory of Energy Science and Engineering (ESE). Check it out.    Read more 


Nanomagnets for future data storage

Our recent research entitiled "Magnetic Memory from Site Isolated Dy(III) on Silica Materials" published in ACS Central Science was highlighted by ETH website among other severalm web news portals! Read more 


Combined experimental and theoretical approach to understand CH3 ReO3 /Al2 O3 Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

Our JACS paper entitled "Role of Tricoordinate Al Sites in CH3 ReO3 /Al2 O3  Olefin Metathesis Catalysts" was highlighted by CASTEP website. The code was used for NMR chemical shift calculations.  Read more 


Wheland Award 2017/2018 to Christophe Copéret.

The Wheland Award from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Chicago is biannually given to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to chemistry. Read more 


Ligand-Modified Silica-Supported Cu Nanoparticles for Semihydrogenation of Alkynes

Our recent JACS paper has been highlighted by Chimia (Swiss Science Concentrates) and SYNFACTS! Check it out.  Read more 

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Group News


Congratulations to Tigran Margossian!

He is one of the recipients of the «Chemistry Travel Award» 2017, which will support his participation at an international conference. The award is granted to selected PhD students in Switzerland and sponsored by the «Platform Chemistry» of the SCNAT and the Swiss Chemical Society. Read more 


Congratulations to Thomas Gianetti!

He has just accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona.  Read more 


Congratulations to Murielle Delley!

She successfully defended her PhD thesis entiteld "Molecular-Level Understanding of Structure and Reactivity of Isolated Chromium Sites on Oxide Surfaces".  Read more 


Congratulations to Daniel Silverio!

Our former colleague is now Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Adelphi University.  Read more 


Congratulations to Francisco Núñez Zarur!

He is now Assistant Professor at the University of Medellin.  Read more 

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LAC Lectures

2 June 2017, Seminar

Consumer exposure to isothoazolinones in personal care and household cleaning products

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13 June 2017, Colloquium

LAC Lecture Series - Economic Artificial Photosynthesis Strategies: Molecular vs. Solid State Water Oxidation Catalysts

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20 June 2017, Colloquium

LAC Lecture Series - Titanium Hydrazido Complexes: Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactions of A Versatile Metal - Nitrogen Multiple Bond

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