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August 12, 2019

Check out Mr. Anish Dighe's first article as a corresponding author. Congratulations, Anish! 

August 06, 2019

Check out multiple news releases on our work on improving CO2 utilization in electrochemical CO2 reactors!

June 13, 2019

 Check out multiple news releases on our new device to screen crystal polymorphs, morphology, and kinetics!

June 13, 2019

Our collaborative work with AbbVie Inc. recently featured on the front cover of Lab on a Chip!

May 01, 2018

Ms. Paria Coliaie receives 2018 Chancelor's Student Service Award

Congratulations to Ms. Coliaie on receiving 2018 Chancellor’s Student Service Award that honors students who have made an outstanding contribution to the University through service to campus and the UIC community. Student nominees must have dedicated a significant amount of time, effort, and creativity to one or more campus- or community-based service project(s).

February 13, 2019

Check out several News releases on our new technology enabling artificial leaves to draw carbon dioxide from the air.

February 13, 2019

Aditya's new article on integrated carbon capture and conversion using artificial leaf is now published online.

July 06, 2018

Mr. Aditya Prajapati receives i) 2018 Chemistry TA of the Year Award for excellence in teaching, and ii) 2018 Provost's Graduate Research Award for outstanding research. Congratulations Aditya!

May 07, 2018

Ms. Paria Coliaie Receives AbbVie Summer Internship

Paria will be conducting her research in process R&D division at AbbVie Inc. Congratulations!

August 16, 2018

Welcome to Our New Graduate Students - Mr. Nishithan Balaji and Mr. Ayankola Ayansiji

Nishithan Balaji (M.S. Chemical Engineering) and Ayankola Ayansiji (B.S. Chemical Engineering) join the Materials and Systems Engineering Laboratory at UIC. Welcome aboard!

October 12, 2017

Research from MaSEL was Covered Recently by Phys.Org, Science Daily, EurekaAlert!, R&D Magzine, NewsWise, and UIC Today!

​Check out news coverage on our recent PNAS article in the Research Highlights section on the Home page.

September 25, 2017

A recent PNAS publication from MaSEL and JCAP shows for the first time a multiscale simulation scheme coupling DFT and transport models to identify mechanism of CO2 reduction reaction and predict partial current densities. 

June 01, 2017

Welcome to Our New Graduate Student - Ragavendra Hari, and New Research Associate - Carrie Schoeneberger

Ragavendra Hari (B. Tech. Chemical Engineering) and Carrie Schoeneberger (B.S. Chemical Engineering) join the Materials and Systems Engineering Laboratory at UIC. Welcome aboard!

May 28, 2017

Welcome to Our New Graduate Student - Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith (B. A. Chemistry - UIC) joins the Materials and Systems Engineering Laboratory at UIC. Welcome aboard!

May 03, 2017

Check out how active-flow can improve efficiency of artificial photosynthesis.

March 19, 2017

Work performed in MaSEL in collaboration with Chengxiang Xiang and Nathan S. Lewis at Caltech is now published in RSC's Sustainable Energy & Fuels.The Nernstian potential loss associated with pH gradients at the electrode surfaces, the resistive loss between the cathode and anode, the product-gas crossovers, and the required pumping energy in three different flow schemes have been evaluated as a function of the operational current density, the flow rates for the electrolyte, and the physical dimensions of the devices. The trade-offs in the voltage loss, safety considerations, and energy inputs from the balance-of-systems required to produce a practical device have been evaluated and compared to membrane-free devices as well as to devices that operate at extreme pH values.

September 06, 2016

Welcome to New Graduate Students - Mr. Aditya Prajapati, Ms. Paria Coliaie, and Mr. Anish Dighe!

Aditya (M. S. - IIT Madras), Paria (B. Sc. - Sharif University of Technology) and Anish (B.Tech. - Sinhgad College of Engineering) join the Materials and Systems Engineering Laboratory at UIC. Welcome aboard!

August 16, 2016

Prof. Singh joins UIC as an assistant professor of chemical engineering. He is a director of Materials and Systems Engineering Lab, where his research group is working on problems related to energy, environment and health.

December 02, 2015

Chemical engineers from the US have put forward a concept for a new type of artificial photosynthetic system to convert carbon dioxide into almost pure liquid ethanol fuel. It uses a saturated salt electrolyte, and, according to their calculations, the system would be capable of generating 15.27 million gallons of ethanol per year per square kilometre.

November 09, 2015

A team at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley is proposing an artificial photosynthesis scheme for direct synthesis and separation to almost pure ethanol with minimum product crossover using saturated salt electrolytes.

October 26, 2015

The group concluded that solar energy could break down CO2 into synthesis gas—a blend of hydrogen and carbon monoxide that used to make other hydrocarbons—at an efficiency of 18.3 percent or could make liquid hythane—a mix of hydrogen and methane—at 20.3 percent efficiency

January 01, 2020

Purdue Chemical Engineering alumnus, Dr. Meenesh Singh was selected as the recipient of the 2015 George Klinzing Best Ph.D. Award by the Particle Technology Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The award recognizes an outstanding dissertation by an individual who has earned a doctoral degree. The dissertation can be in any discipline in physical, biomedical or engineering sciences, but must be related to particle science and engineering. Dr. Singh received his Ph.D. from Purdue Chemical Engineering in 2013, with a dissertation titled “Towards the Control of Crystal Shape and Morphology Distributions In Crystallizers.” While at Purdue, he was advised by Dr. Doraiswami Ramkrishna. The Klinzing Best PhD Award is sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company and includes a plaque and $500 honorarium.

April 24, 2014

The Faculty Lectureship Award is meant to reward scholarly research and publication by a Purdue Chemical Engineering graduate student. The winner of the award will be given a certificate, a $500 monetary award, and will be invited to give a 30 minute lecture to the faculty and graduate student body on their research. The winner will be selected by the Graduate Committee based on a broad evaluation of their scholarship and potential.

November 11, 2013

Presented to a full-time graduate or undergraduate student who prepares the best technical paper to describe the results of process development related studies within chemical engineering. 

March 30, 2013

Graduate Student Meenesh Singh receives the 2013 College of Engineering Outstanding Research Award. He will be recognized at the Spring Graduate Student Awards luncheon and receive a certificate and a $2000 award. This honor is given to students who have demonstrated excellence in research through: peer-reviewed publications in journals and conference proceedings, awards for research, recognized contributions to the research field and society, leadership within a research community, academic achievements and participation in professional societies.

October 22, 2012

Graduate Student Meenesh Singh receives a 2012 Graduate Student Research Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Separations Division. The award was established by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Separation’s Division to encourage graduate students to excel, to promote a high level of interest in the field of separations, to identify future leaders in the field, and to strengthen the cooperation between academia and industry in the separations field. This is a highly competitive award with a global request for nominations. The award is sponsored by the AIChE Separations Division and, as of this date, Millipore and Air Products. It comprises a $200 check and a plaque for the student. The award was presented at the Separations Division’s Dinner on Monday, October 29, 2012, at the Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.

August 01, 2012

Graduate Student Meenesh Singh received a fall 2012 McDonnell Douglas Fellowship.  This is a competitive fellowship administered by the Purdue College of Engineering, based on nominations.

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