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Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant

Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University - 2/09/2010

Micromeritics’ Grant Selection Committee has selected the recipient of its grant award for the fourth quarter of 2009. An AutoChem II Catalyst Characterization System has been awarded to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at RiceUniversity, Houston, TX.

 

According to Dr. Michael Wong, Principal Investigator and Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at RiceUniversity, “My laboratory works at the interface of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science, with a focus on designing functional nanoparticle-based materials for catalytic, encapsulation/delivery, and energy applications. The materials of interest that will be studied with the AutoChem II include specially synthesized supported metal oxide nanoclusters for heterogeneous gas-phase catalysis; bimetallic catalysts for liquid-phase chemical reactions; and carbon nanotube-based structures and metal-organic framework/coordination polymer materials for gas adsorption. Projects include the synthesis and characterization of novel metal oxide supported material with enhanced acidic properties, Pd/Au nanoparticles for water remediation applications, catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide by gold nanoparticles, and many others.”

 

Visit Grant Program for a detailed grant description, application requirements, and application.

 

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