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  • May
    17-7

    ChBE Seminar Series: Student Presentations

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM M345, Technological Institute

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    Student Presentations
    Louisa Savereide - Notestein Group
    Cassandra Whitford - Snurr Group

    Cassandra Whitford, Snurr Group:

    Title
    Investigating the Complexity of Composite Nanoparticle-MOF Catalysts

    Abstract
    In the commodity chemicals and energy industries, there is a focus on atom-efficient chemo- or regioselective reactions that minimize the consumption of raw materials and the formation of byproducts. Composites of metal nanoparticles encapsulated by metal-organic frameworks (NP@MOFs) have recently emerged as intriguing heterogeneous catalysts for regioselective reactions. These catalysts utilize the pore system of a MOF to direct reactants to the surface of nanoparticles. While various NP@MOF composites have been synthesized and shown to be regioselective, their characterization has been limited. By coupling in situ techniques with DFT calculations to study Pt@ZIF-8 as a prototypical NP@MOF, we were able to chemically define the nanoparticle-MOF interface, identify an electronic effect imparted on the nanoparticle by the MOF, and construct a model of the encapsulated Pt surface. Further, this work highlights the necessity of characterizing the nanoparticle surface in future NP@MOF synthetic and kinetic studies due to its direct influence on catalysis.

    Louisa Savereide, Notestein Group:

    Title
    Design of Highly Dispersed Cobalt Oxide Ceria-Supported Catalysts for the Reduction of NO by CO

    Abstract
    Developing non-precious metal catalysts for the reduction of nitrogen oxides is an important step towards reducing toxic automotive emissions. Cobalt oxide supported on ceria (CeO2) has shown promising activity for the reduction of NO. A simple, scalable technique for producing this type of catalyst is called incipient wetness impregnation (IWI). Unfortunately, IWI as it is traditionally carried out leads to a variety of types of oxide surface species, which obscures what type of site is responsible for high catalytic activity. In this work, I test several tunable synthesis handles to understand relationships between catalyst synthesis, structure, and activity. We found that independent of synthesis method, catalyst activity scales linearly with cobalt oxidation state of a fully oxidized catalyst, particularly at sub-monolayer cobalt coverage. This suggests that highly dispersed CoO sites rather than bulk Co3O4 crystallites are important for NO reduction. By systematically modifying support morphology, metal precursor chelating ligand, and additional promoter ions, we demonstrate various techniques to increase cobalt dispersion, improve catalyst activity, and understand the interaction between cobalt oxide and the ceria support.

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    TIME Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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    CONTACT Elizabeth Rentfro    elizabeth.rentfro@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • May
    23-6

    BTP Seminar Series, Allison Berke

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    12:00 PM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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    CONTACT Emily Kocevar    e-kocevar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • May
    24-7

    ChBE Seminar Series: Mike Reynolds

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM M345, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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    CONTACT Elizabeth Rentfro    elizabeth.rentfro@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    24

    BTP Info Session

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    12:00 PM ANN G32, Annenberg Hall

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    TIME Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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    CONTACT Emily Kocevar    e-kocevar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    28

    Memorial Day (no classes)

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    TIME Monday, May 28, 2018

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  • May
    30-6

    BTP Seminar Series, Larissa Wenning

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    12:00 PM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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    CONTACT Emily Kocevar    e-kocevar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    31

    Symposium on Regenerative Engineering

    Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering

    7:30 AM LSouth/LNorth, Prentice Women's Hospital

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    TIME Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

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    CONTACT Tara Sadera    tara.sadera@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    31-7

    ChBE Seminar Series: Rick Register

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM M345, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Jun
    6

    BTP Seminar Series, Chetan Goudar

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    12:00 PM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Jun
    7

    ChBE Seminar Series: Marianthi Ierapetritou

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering

    9:00 AM M345, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Jun
    9

    Spring classes end

    University Academic Calendar

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    TIME Saturday, June 9, 2018

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  • Jun
    11

    Spring examinations begin

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    TIME Monday, June 11, 2018

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  • Jun
    16

    Spring examinations end

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    TIME Saturday, June 16, 2018

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  • Jun
    22

    Commencement

    University Academic Calendar

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    TIME Friday, June 22, 2018

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  • Jun
    22

    Northwestern Engineering - PhD Hooding Ceremony

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    2:00 PM Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, June 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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    CONTACT Bruce Lindvall    b-lindvall@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    22

    McCormick Dean's Graduation Tent Reception

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM East Lawn, Norris University Center

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    TIME Friday, June 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • Jun
    23

    Northwestern Engineering Undergraduate Convocation

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    8:00 AM Ryan Field

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    TIME Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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    CONTACT Ann Anderson    ann.anderson@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    23

    McCormick Master's Recognition Ceremony*

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    11:00 AM Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute

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    TIME Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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    CONTACT Bruce Lindvall    b-lindvall@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    23

    McCormick Master's Recognition Ceremony**

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    2:00 PM Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute

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    TIME Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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  • Jul
    4

    Independence Day (no classes)

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    TIME Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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