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Yi Lu and Catherine Murphy have been named to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016. UIUC News Bureau article.
Chad Rienstra is among six Illinois faculty members elected as 2016 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was selected for "distinguished contributions to the development of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance for structural determination of large biomolecular assemblies relevant to human disease". UIUC News Bureau article.
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Alison Fout was named one of six Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professors Scholars

Alison was chosen for her development of sustainable catalysts for use in industry and her exemplary and innovative teaching abilities.

Jonathan Sweedler Receives NIH BRAIN Initiative Grant

Jonathan V. Sweedler received a NIH grant for his BRAIN Initiative: Integrated Multimodal Analysis of Cell and Circuit-Specific Processes in Hippocampal Function.

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Chad Reinstra Named a University Scholar

Recognizing excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, Chad Reinstra and five other Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars.

Carbon-coated Iron Catalyst Structure Could Lead to More-active Fuel Cells

Andrew Gerwith and graduate student Jason Varnell developed a method to isolate active catalyst nanoparticles from a mixture of iron-containing compounds, a finding that could help researchers refine the catalyst to make fuel cells more active. 

Andrew Gewirth and Jason Varnell taken from photo by L. Brain Stauffer

Novel small-scale device on a benchtop has highly sophisticated optical diagnostics enabling investigators to see what is happening during the millionth of a second the charge is exploding, with unprecedented accuracy.  CREDIT: Bassett/Dlott

Shrinking the Inside of an Explosion

Will Bassett and Dana Dlott have changed the study of explosive charges by recreating the conditions in miniature, subsequently measuring with great accuracy what occurs and providing new insights in the field of energetic materials.


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