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The Institute for Integrated Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory facilitates collaborative research and development in catalysts for a secure energy future.

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Shoving Protons Around

Review highlights molecular-level work involved in creating a design guide for catalysts for use of sustainable energy

(September 2015)

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.

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Please Do Spill the Oxygen

Scientists show how clusters funnel atoms to create oxygen pools that benefit biofuels, fuel cells, and sensors

(September 2015)

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

Arnab Dutta Garners Latest MT Thomas Award

(August 2015)

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.

Dr. Grant Johnson

Grant Johnson Receives Early Career Exceptional Achievement Award

(August 2015)

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.

Model of a zeolite

Energy in Chemical Bonds and the Plant-Pollution Connection

PNNL scientists share fundamental insights in energy and atmospheric science at ACS National Meeting

(August 2015)

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.

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