BEES EFRC, led by Prof. Bob Savinell, is renewed and we are excited to continue our work on electrolytes for flow batteries with accomplished collaborators and expert scientists across the US. Let us know if you would like to be a part of the early career network and work with us!
Also very excited about being part of 4C EFRC : Center for Closing the Carbon Cycle, led by Prof. Jenny Yang at University of California, Irvine.
Aidan and Eda attended their first Gordon Research Conference, Ionic Liquids!
Ruth and Aidan presented their work on sorbents for CO2 capture at the American Chemical Society meeting in Chicago!
Harrison presented his first conference poster at ACS Chicago!
Congratulations to Lee for his recognition for Outstanding Publication, awarded by CWRU ECHE!
Congratulations to Hazel and Harrison! They both received SOURCE Fellowship to do summer research!
Congratulations to Aidan! He was selected was the GLEI ThinkEnergy Fellow!
Jeff published his neutron reflectivity study of ionic liquid and electrode interfaces at ACS Applied Electronic Materials! Work supported by EFRC BEES and DOE SCGSR!
Welcome to Eda (postdoc) from Turkey!
Welcome to Lauren from Hathaway Brown High School! Lauren will do research in our group for the next two years.
Welcome to new group members: Saudagar (postdoc) from India and Oguz (PhD student) from Turkey!
Our collaborative paper published in Nature Communications: "Evolution of microscopic heterogeneity and dynamics in choline chloride-based deep eutectic solvents". Work from the EFRC BEES team!
Our article with collaborators Xiao Su and Shaama Mallikarjun Sharada on the "Perspective and Challenges in Electrochemical Approaches for Reactive CO2 Separations" is published in iScience. Thanks to Prof. Marta Hatzell and Michelle Muzzio for the invitation to contribute to the Negative Emission Science special issue.
Aidam, Drace, Will, and Lee presented their work at the AIChE conference in Boston. They also brought back home few awards from the Beer Brewing competition.
Dr Gurkan and collaborators Getman, Kidder, Pentzer, and Park received the DOE's DAC award for developing materials and non-thermal regeneration routes for the capture of carbon dioxide from air.
We welcome two new PhD students: Ruth and Sanduni! Ruth will study CO2 capture from air and Sanduni will study the electroreduction of CO2.
Drace's first 1st-author paper recently got accepted and will be published in the special issue of Frontiers in Energy Research: Rising Stars. Very proud of him in producing this computational study during covid for his mostly experimental PhD thesis topic!
The lab receives the prestigious NSF CAREER award.
Dr Gurkan is promoted to Nord Distinguished Associate Professor with tenure!
Congratulations to Jeff on completing an outstanding PhD! We wish him the best at his new role as a postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Welcome to Harrison! Harrison, CWRU undergrad, will be studying ionic liquid electrolytes for energy storage starting this summer.
Jeff was at ORNL running experiments at the beamline! Very excited for our next manuscript describing the electrode-electrolyte interfaces under applied potentials as seen by neutron reflectivity.
Dr Gurkan was virtually at the NASA Space Tech Day on the Hill event.
Dr Gurkan moderated the Women of Wonder conversation series featuring Dr Debra Wilfong, CWRU alum, as part of celebration of Women's History Month; organized by the Case Alumni Association and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.
We start the new year with many exciting news!
Two new postdoctoral researchers joined! Welcome Kevin and Melina (Raziyeh)!
Lee published his study in ACS Sus Chem& Eng. Check it out; it is open access! A truly collaborative work from Gurkan group!
Will and Jeff published their work together in J ElectrochemicalSociety. Funded by DOE EFRC BEES.
Dr Gurkan received 2020 Scialog Award from RSCA on Negative Emissions Science!
We have contributed to the comprehensive review on Deep Eutectic Solvents, published in Chemical Reviews. Funded by DOE EFRC BEES.
Dr Gurkan delivered an invited talk at the live session for the 2020 Materials Research Society Virtual Meeting: Flow-Based Open Electrochemical Systems.
Will and Jeff present their electrode-electrolyte interfacial study of deep eutectic solvents at ECS PRiME! Check it out here!
New members joins the team: Welcome Asya, Emily and Hannah! Asya is an undergraduate engineering student at CWRU. Emily and Hannah are art students at Cleveland Institute of Art.
Aidan and Lee's mini review on facilitated transport membranes with ionic liquids is published in Frontiers in Chemistry: https://doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2020.00637
Dr Gurkan is selected as a Scialog Fellow to participate in the 2020 Scialog: Negative Emissions Science (NES) initiative, jointly sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Jeff and Henry's paper on solvation in deep eutectic solvents is now available at Journal of Physical Chemistry B: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c03296
Congrats Henry for graduating with BS/MS with thesis! He be will be pursuing PhD at UC Berkeley!
Congrats Brian on earning his MS degree!
Lee's paper on carbon dioxide capture with ionic liquids capsules is published at ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Collaborations with Pentzer group at TAMU. Check it out at https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c01622
Jeff's paper on electrode-ionic liquid interface by SERS just got accepted. Check it at the cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry C : https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08016
Our invited perspective paper is now available in Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01980). Cover and video will follow!
Dr Gurkan presented our space technology research at NASA Space Tech Event at the Capital Hill.
Welcome to Sundar! He joins the group as a postdoc from University of Southern California.
Congratulations to Jeff for receiving the DOE SCGSR award!! He will be doing neutron research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 6-months starting January of 2020.
Dr Gurkan is giving a talk at AIChE Orlando meeting: "Redox flow batteries with ethaline deep eutectic solvent" in sessions: 226 - Redox Flow Batteries for Energy Storage
Dr Gurkan is visiting Tufts University (11/18) for a seminar at Chemical and Biological Engineering Department.
Congratulations to I&EC Research's 2019 Class of Influential Researchers. Dr Gurkan is among the 32 global researchers acknowledged in a Virtual Special Issue.
Vivian and Lee's paper is available in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b03202), in the special issue of Chuck Eckert Festschrift
Jeff presented his work on Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy to probe electrode-electrolyte interfaces at ECS Atlanta meeting.
Henry presented a poster on deep eutectic solvents at ECS Atlanta meeting.
Dr Gurkan visited University of Tennessee at Knoxville for a seminar at Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department.
Dr Gurkan delivered a talk at NASA Ames Research Center (Oct 25), XO Seminars.
Drace Panley from Ohio State University (MS 2019) joins the group as a PhD student.
William Dean from University of Minnesota (BS 2018) joins the group as a PhD student.
Welcome to Drace and Will!
Dr Gurkan visited Stevens Institute of Technology for a seminar: Nanotechnology series
Dr Gurkan gave an invited talk at the Chemistry and Physics of Liquids, Gordon Research Conference at the Holderness School.
This year's REU program started at CWRU. Victoria Zubizarreta from University of Pittsburg joins our group. Victoria will be with us for 10 weeks working on ion dynamics within porous media.
1st PhD grad from Energy Lab: Vivian turned in her PhD dissertation and she officially graduates Spring 2019.
Joan Brennecke, Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering at University of Texas-Austin, visits the Gurkan Lab. Professor Brennecke also gives The Thomas Bell Lecture at Cleveland State University.
DOE EFRC Breakthrough Electrolytes for Energy Storage (BEES) had its first All-Hands Meeting at CWRU. Dr Gurkan gave a presentation of Thrust 1: Deep Eutectic Solvents.
Hongchao Mao joins the group as a postdoc from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Hoda Amani Hamedani joins the group as a Senior Research Associate from Nano Precision Medical Inc. Welcome to Hongchao and Hoda!
Baby Gurkan #2: Dr Gurkan had a baby girl in February! Welcome Baby Talya!
Vivian’s paper got published in Journal of Physical Chemistry B.
Jeff’s PCCP paper is highlighted in the back cover of the journal.
Vivian presented two talks at 2018 AIChE Pittsburgh meeting: one is her work on batteries and the other on supercapacitors.
Jeff’s paper just got published at Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics!
Jeff presented his work at ECS AiMES meeting in Cancun. He also presented our work on surfactant ionic liquids.
Karen's paper just put published in the Journal of Applied Electrochemistry!
Dr Gurkan receives the ACS-PRF doctoral new investigator award!
Brian Chen joined the group from the City College of New York!
Yun-Yang Lee joined the group from National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan!
Welcome to Brian and Lee!
Dr Gurkan receives the NASA Early Career Faculty Award.
Dr Gurkan gave a talk at the Gordon Research Conference on Ionic Liquids.
We are establishing the new DOE EnergyFrontier Research Center BEES: Breakthrough Electrolytes for Energy Storage. Dr Savinell is the Center's director and Dr Gurkan serves as the Thrust Leader for one of the thrusts and Research Integration Officer for the two thrusts.
Congratulations to Karen and Suchitra for graduating with MS degree!
Dr Gurkan receives the CWRU VPR Catalyst Award for Publication Subvention.
Our paper just got accepted at ACS Materials & Interfaces. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.8b01285
Qianwen and Ningjin are presenting their work at CWRU's ShowCASE on April 20, 2018.
Dr Gurkan is elected as a director of AIChE Transport and Energy Processes Division.
Dr Gurkan presents at 2018 ACS New Orleans meeting: Physical Chemistry of Ionic Liquids.
Dr Gurkan gives a seminar talk at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University.
Our beam-time proposal got accepted. Jeff will be traveling to NIST for neutron measurements to study structure of ionic liquids.
Dr Gurkan gives a seminar talk at Cleveland State University (Nov 16).
Energy Lab participated in the World Science for Peace and Development Day at CWRU showcasing our research (Nov 10).
Dr Gurkan to give a Session Keynote Talk in Rechargeable / Secondary Battery Technologies for Energy Storage at AIChE, Minneapolis.
Dr Gurkan is the acting Vice Programming Chair for Transport and Energy Processes Division during the 2017 Annual AIChE Fall Meeting. She is also the moderator for the Graduate Student Panel at Women Initiative Committee.
Joseph Williams from Cleveland Institute of Art joins the group as an animation intern.
Jeffrey Klein from Colorado School of Mines (BS 2017) joins the group as a PhD student.
ENERGY LAB members will be at 232nd ECS National Meeting. Qianwen's (Vivian) abstract got accepted for oral presentation at Symposium L03: Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry of Ionic Liquids 6. She will present her research on October 4, 2017: 8:40-9 am
Dr Gurkan attended the 2017 ASEE Chemical Engineering Summer School in North Carolina.
Dr Gurkan received Nord Grant from UCITE.
VeAnn Pham from University of Arizona joins the group as NSF REU participant.
Neil receives SOURCE funding. Neil will be working in the lab during the summer of 2017 on electroreduction processes in ionic liquids. His research support comes from the Centralized Office for Undergraduate Research at CWRU.
Dr. Gurkan chaired the following sessions at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco: Rechargeable / Secondary Battery Technologies for Energy Storage Battery and Energy Storage Technologies
Energy Lab at Case Western Reserve University is established.
PhD positions are available
Postdoctoral positions available
Research Associate position available
For more information, take a look at this presentation.
Keywords: organic synthesis, ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents, CO2 capture, CO2 electro-reduction
Please email Dr Gurkan at email@example.com