Work in the lab of Prof. Eric Detsi by 2018 VIEST Graduate Fellow John Corsi is gaining new insights into why silicon anodes in lithium-ion batteries rapidly degrade and fail. Learn more at Penn Engineering Today.
A new paper in Science, reporting work supported by the Vagelos Institute, provides key insights on how to add functional groups onto simple hydrocarbons including methane, a crucial first step towards designing the next generation of catalyts. Read more in Penn Today.
The Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology has received design approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. The new $173 million facility will consolidate existing and emerging energy research programs by providing 110,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space. Read the entire article at Penn Today.
Penn’s Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology is a partner in a $40 million award from the Department of Energy focused on the production of fuels from sunlight. The Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE), led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, aims to fill gaps in existing knowledge to allow for development of practical artificial photosynthetic systems. Read the entire article at Penn Today, and for more information on the Fuels from Sunlight Energy Innovation Hub program visit the DOE Energy Innovation Hubs website.
Vagelos Professor in Energy Research Thomas Mallouk and his group address challenges faced by engineers and materials scientists using a collaborative approach and their expertise in fundamental chemical research. Read the entire article at Penn Today.
A cover story in OMNIA gives readers a tour of the research in the Vagelos Institute and elsewhere that defines Penns commitment to creating a sustainable planet. Read the entire feature in OMNIA.
P. Roy Vagelos and Diana T. Vagelos have made a gift of $50 million to Penn Arts & Sciences for a new science center to house researchers focused on energy science. Read the entire article at Penn Today.
Vagelos Institute postdoc Amy Chu is aiming to make the chemical reaction that converts carbon dioxide into methanol more sustainable. Her work reflects her philosophy that scientists should have a stronger role in both public policy and education. Read the entire article at Penn Today.
The University of Pennsylvania is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Major Instrumentation award for acquisition of a 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer with cost share funding provided by the Vagelos Institute. NMR is one of the most powerful tools available for the elucidation of the structure of molecules, and the new instrument will be used at the forefront of the chemical and energy sciences to advance innovative projects throughout the Penn campus. The instrument will be installed in the Penn Chemistry NMR Facility in early 2019.
Thomas Mallouk will be joining the Penn Chemistry Department as the second Vagelos Chair in Energy Research, effective March 2019. Read the entire article at Penn Chemistry News.