EXAFS Beamtime at the Advanced Photon Source, 9-BM

EXAFS Beamtime at the Advanced Photon Source, 9-BM

We are pulling double duty at APS this weekend!! Our team recently wrapped up experiments at 9-BM.  The time was graciously provided by George Sterbinsky, where we are looking at transition metal dichalcogenides (in collaboration with AFRL).  The data looks pretty...

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Peter Farrell Cup Winner!!

Peter Farrell Cup Winner!!

Bijil Subhash, Con Tsounis and Khushal Polepalle just won the Peter Farrell Cup!! They now take their start-up company to the next level of competition!!  Way to represent the group, PartCat and UNSW

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We go to the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting!!

We go to the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting!!

We just wrapped up at the AIChE National Meeting in Orlando.  There was no time for Disney World, but it was a great conference.  The talk went well, UNSW was well represented, and our recruitment event was a success.  Until next year...  UNSW student recruitment will...

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New Paper in ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering

New Paper in ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering

We have a new paper out in ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, published in collaboration with my old lab mates in the bio-group of the Air Force Research Laboratory.  In this paper, we describe a very interesting process wherein FlgA3, a Au binding peptide,...

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Women in Engineering Visitor: Prof Sara Thoi

Women in Engineering Visitor: Prof Sara Thoi

This week we were fortunate to host Prof Sara Thoi from the Department of Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University.  Sara gave an excellent talk on MOFs and their applications in LiS batteries, along with discussing their recent findings on the mechanisms of CO2...

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Publication in Nanoscale

Publication in Nanoscale

Our paper using USAXS to study colorimetric bio-functionalized particles was recently published in Nanoscale.  This was a great collaborative effort between several groups at the University of Maryland College Park and the X-ray Sciences Division at Argonne National...

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NEXAFS experiments at the Australian Synchrotron

NEXAFS experiments at the Australian Synchrotron

Aussitron experiments this week went well.  Various members of PartCat joined me for experiments at the Soft X-ray Spectroscopy beamline, where we used their new fast NEXAFS beamline to probe the structure and chemistry of lighter elements and first row transition...

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Publication in Materials

Publication in Materials

Our paper probing plasma-induced defects in mixed SiO2/TiO2 metal oxides was recently published in Materials.  Our results showcase the ability to tune Ti-based defect structure using plasma, which ultimately influence their photocatalytic properties.  Thanks to the...

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Publication in Soft Matter

Publication in Soft Matter

In collaboration with Prof Gary Wnek’s group at Case Western Reserve University, I’m happy to report our recent paper on cation-crosslinked hydrogels has been published in Soft Matter.  Spearheaded by the fabulous Dr Anne Walker, the reported hydrogels can undergo...

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