The Institute for Integrated Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory facilitates collaborative research and development in catalysts for a secure energy future.
Review highlights molecular-level work involved in creating a design guide for catalysts for use of sustainable energy
In an invited review of research by the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, Dr. Morris Bullock and Dr. Monte Helm at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory showed how shoving protons can enable iron and nickel to replace platinum in catalysts, providing a less expensive and more readily available base for sustainable storage of renewable energy.
Scientists show how clusters funnel atoms to create oxygen pools that benefit biofuels, fuel cells, and sensors
Much like how tea flows through a leaky mug to pool under a table cloth, so oxygen atoms spill out of a tiny cluster to pool under a graphene surface. For the first time, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Karl-Franzens University showed how the oxygen spills from the clusters to pool under a sheet of graphene, a designer material that could change the next generation of catalysts, fuel cells, and sensors.
Dr. Arnab Dutta was named the recipient of EMSL's 2014 MT Thomas Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Achievement. Dutta came to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to study bio-inspired molecular catalysts in 2012; he was chosen for his high-quality research and publications.
Congratulations to Dr. Grant Johnson on receiving a 2015 Ronald L. Brodzinski Award for Early Career Exceptional Achievement. His technical developments apply directly to fundamental research in catalysis and energy storage materials. Bestowed annually in memory of Ron Brodzinski at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the award recognizes scientists who publish outstanding contributions to nationally important fields early in their careers.
PNNL scientists share fundamental insights in energy and atmospheric science at ACS National Meeting
Researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be honored and present new work at the 250th American Chemical Society national meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, Aug. 16-20.