Poster Competition

Student Poster Competition

The Catalysis Club of Philadelphia is very proud of this event and views it as one of the region’s premier opportunities for graduate students to showcase their work with the local chemical industry professionals. All graduate students whose work is either directly or indirectly related to catalysis science and technology are encouraged to submit entries.

The competition is an annual event and restricted to graduate students only. Post-docs and senior undergraduates are welcome to present their posters but are not eligible for prizes. A panel of industrial judges will select the five posters from the top 10 participants. Total prizes award of $550 will be distributed between the winners, $150 will go to the overall winner and $100 each to the other four top competitors. The overall winner will be invited to present his or her work at the annual Catalysis Club symposium in May.

Past Winners of the Poster Competition

  • 2005-2006 – Ed Lee, University of Lehigh
    Controlling the Molecular Structure and Reactivity of Supported Metal Oxide Catalytic Active Sites
    Abstract Not Available
  • 2006-2007 – Eseoghene Jeroro, University of Pennsylvania
    Mechanistic Studies of the Steam Reforming of Methanol on Pd/ZnO Catalysts
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  • 2007-2008 – Mosha Zhao, University of Pennsylvania
    Polarization dependence of adsorption on ferroelectric BaTiO3 surfaces
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  • 2008-2009 – Danielle Hansgen, University of Delaware
    Computational and experimental studies of a Ni/Pt bimetallic catalyst for H2 production from ammonia decomposition
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  • 2009-2010 – Dustin W. Fickel, University of Delaware
    Copper Coordination in Cu-SSZ-13 and Cu-SSZ-16 Investigated by Variable-Temperature XRD
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  • 2010-2011 – Kevin Bakhmutsky, University of Pennsylvania
    The Influence of Cobalt Loading on Oxidation of Supported Catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
    Abstract Not Available
  • 2011-2012 – Vicky Doan-Nguyen, University of Pennsylvania
    Group VIII Metal Nanocrystals for Catalytic Energy Conversion
    Abstract Not Available
  • 2012-2013 – Thomas R. Gordon, University of Pennsylvania
    Nonaqueous Synthesis of TiO2 Nanocrystals Using TiF4 to Engineer Morphology, Oxygen Vacancy Concentration, and Photocatalytic Activity
    Abstract Not Available
  • 2013-2014 – Jesse R. McManus, University of Pennsylvania
    Zn Modification of Pt(111) for Hydrodeoxygenation of Aldoses
    Abstract Not Available
  • 2014-2015 – Bryan Yonemoto, University of Delaware
    Synthesis of New Mesoporous Metal Sulfides
    Abstract Not Available
  • 2016-2017 – Maura Koehle, University of Delaware