The Institute for Integrated Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory facilitates collaborative research and development in catalysts for a secure energy future.
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.
The reaction to convert solar energy to fuel is 50 times faster with a simple change in the solvent used
For catalysts, the environment matters. Packing in protons and water lets a hydrogen-producing catalyst work 50 times faster than the previous record holder, according to scientists at the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, which is led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This discovery provides another page to the design guidelines for super-fast catalysts to turn intermittent sunlight into fuels.
Before they can power your car, hydrogen fuel cells need an efficiency boost. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists Dr. Wendy Shaw and Dr. Monte Helm led an invitation-only workshop at the Telluride Science Research Center on hydrogenase mimics, which catalyze hydrogen production and use for fuel cells.