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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.
Jeff’s paper just got published at Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics!
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.
Postdoctoral and research assistant opportunities available
For more information, take a look at this presentation.
Keywords: Raman Spectroscopy, organic synthesis, electrochemistry, gas chromatography, ionic liquids and deep euectic solvents
Please email Dr Gurkan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Energy Lab members will be at the ECS and AIChE 2019 Fall meetings