News!

Congratulations to Rain Mariano and John Chen who were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Congratulationsn to Jessica Hong and Alicia D’Souza won 1st place and Grand prize at the 2014 Dallas Regional Science Fair 

Congratulationsn to Dr. Anjalee Liyange who succesfully defended her PhD

Congratulationsn to Dr. Alysia Lowe who succesfully defended her PhD

Congratulationsn to Dr. Fadwa Anka who succesfully defended her PhD

Congratulations to Jessica Hong, Alicia D’Souza and Michael Trinh were named semifinalists for the 2013 Siemen’s Competition.
Congratulations to
My-Linh Van and Daniel Galles received 2013 UTD undergraduate research scholar awards

Prof. Balkus is now regional Editor for Microporous Mesoporous Materials

Congratulationsn to Alysia Lowe who won 1st place talk at the 2013 DFW ACS MIM
Congratulationsn to Anne Marti who won 1st place talk at the 2013 DFW ACS MIM
Congratulationsn to Rain Mariano who won 1st place talk at the 2013 DFW ACS MIM
Congratulationsn to My-Linh Van who won 2nd  place talk at the 2013 DFW ACS MIM
Congratulations to Ruperto Mariano who received a 2013 ACS Student Leadership award
Congratulations to Alex Hong who was named a semifinalist in the 2013 Intel Senior Talent Search
Congratulations to Jessica Hong and Michael Trinh who won 1st place and Grand prize at the 2013 Dallas Regional Science Fair
Congratulations to Alicia D’Souza who won 1st place and Grand prize runner up at the 2013 Dallas Regional Science Fair
Congratulations to Jessica Hong and Michael Trinh who won 1st Grand prize and Best of Show at the 2013 Texas State Science Fair
Congratulations to Alicia D’Souza who won 1st place in Biochemistry at the 2013 Texas State Science Fai

Congratulations to Vicky Ha and Anh Vu who received a 2012 UTD undergraduate research scholar award


Congratulations to Alysia Lowe who won Best paper at the 2012 BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Meeting

Congratulations to Dr. Sanjaya Dulip Perera our newest PhD!

Congratulations to Jessica Hong and Michael Trinh who were named semifinalists for the 2012 Siemen’s Competition.


Congratulations to Vicky Ha and Anh Vu who received a 2012 UTD undergraduate research scholar award

Congratulations to Amy Chyao who was named a 2012 US Presidential Scholar

Congratulations to Dulip Perera and Sajani Basnayake who won first and third place for their presentations at the 2012 ACS meeting-in -mianiature

Congratulations to Hiulam Kam who was named a finalist for the 2012 UTD undergraduate research poster competition

Amy Chyao was named a finalist in the 2012 Intel Senior Talent Search

Congratulations to Punya Chittajallu and Kevin Nguyen who won 1st place and Grand prize at the 2012 Dallas Regional Science Fair

Congratulations to Punya Chittajallu and Kevin Nguyen who were named regional finalists for the 2011 Siemen’s Competition.

Congratulations to Aileen Huang and Renee Beach who 3rd place at the 2012 Dallas Regional Science Fair


Congratulations to Aileen Huang and Renee Beach who were named semifinalists for the 2011 Siemen’s Competition.


Congratulations to Hiulam Kam who received a 2011 UTD undergraduate research scholar award

Prof. Balkus is now a Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Congratulations to Catherine Eckert who won first place at the 2011 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

Congratulations to Bijal Patel and Max Grunwald who won 2nd  Place at the 2011 Dallas Regional Science Fair and 2nd  Place at the 2011 Texas State Science Fair

Congratulations to Amy Chyao who won first place in the 2011 in The Texas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

Congratulations to Amy Chyao who was invited to the White House for second time to meet with President Obama and sit next to the first lady at the State of the union address on january 25, 2011.

Congratulations to Dr. Chalita Ratanatawanate who earned her PhD 12/10

Congratulations to Jonathan Tsao and Catherin Eckert received 2010 UTD undergraduate research scholar awards

Congratulations to Amy Chyao who has won the top prize, the $75,000 Gordon E. Moore award, at the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair


Amy Chyao won 1st place and Best in Show at the 2010 Texas State Science Fair

Amy Chyao won 1st place and a Grand prize at the 2010 Texas Junior Science Academy

Khiem Vu won 1st place for the best undergraduate paper at the 2010 ACS meeting in miniature

Congratulations to Amy Chyao who won the Grand prize at the 2010 Dallas Regional Science Fair

FBI lands big DOE grant “Team Finds Way to Clean Up Coal, Harvest Hydrogen”

Congratulations to Amy Chyao and Julie Chang for being named Semifinalists in the 2009 Seimen's Science Fair Competition!

Congraulations to Stephanie Ceniza and Khiem Vu for receiving 2009 UT Dallas Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards. Stephanie is working on Fuel Cell Membranes and Khiem is working on TiO2 nanotube photocatalysts.

Congratulations to Chalita Ratanatawanate who earned Honorable Mention at the 2009 ACS Meeting in Miniature.

Congratulations to Stephanie Ceniza for winning the Best Undergraduate Poster at the 2009 Chem-Bio Symposium

Congratulations to Danny Tran for winning third place in the Graduate Poster Competition at the 2009 Chem-Bio Symposium

Congratulations to Camden Miller who was awarded first place in chemistry and the grand prize in physical science at the 2009 Texas Junior Academy of Science Competition.

Congratulations to Camden Miller and Yuan Tao who both earned third place ribbons at the 2009 Dallas Science Fair.

News story on NanoWerk about self healing films

Congratulations to Harvey Liu who was named a Finalist in the National Collegiate Inventors Compeition! see also UTD


See Chalita's Video at ACS Nanotation

Dr. Kenneth J. Balkus has been named winner of the2008 W. T. Doherty Award by the Dallas Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society

Congratulations to Katie Finch, Stephen "The King" Rotan and Blake Waddell for earning their BS in Chemistry degrees and Danny Tran for earning a BS in Biochemistry degree.

Congratulations to Camden for winning 2nd place at the Intel International Science Fair

Congratulations to Eva and Elisa for their 4th place at the Intel International Science Fair

Congratulations to Camden for her Grand Prize Award in the Texas State Science Fair and 1st place in the Dallas Regional Compeition
Congratulations to Eva and Elisa for their 1st place in the Dallas Regional Science Fair
Congratulations to Hector for his 3rd place in the UG poster competition
Congratulations Chalita for her 3rd place in the Poster competition at the Chem-Bio Symposium
Congratulations Harvey for his 1st place for the Best talk at the Chem-Bio Symposium

Congratulations Camden and John, 3rd place at finals
Congratulations Camden Miller and John Chen who are Finalists for the Seimen's Science Fair Competition.

Alumni News!

Congratulations to Khiem Vu who is starting Medical School at UTSW

Congratulations to Hiulum Kam who is starting the Pharamacy program at UT-Austin

Congratulations to Amy Chyao who is starting at Harvard this Fall

Congratulations to Dr. Harvey Lui who passed the Bar exam

4/10-Congratulations to Amanda Bui who was accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at UT-Austin.

4/10-Congratulations to Julie Chang who has decided to attend Harvard this Fall

Congratulations to Matt Faber who has decided to attend U Wisconsin this Fall and work on his PhD in Chemistry

Congratulations to Camden Miller who has decided to attend UC-Berkley this Fall

Congratulations to John Chen who has decided to attend MIT this Fall

Katie Finch has informed us that she has joined the group of Prof. John Reynolds at the University of Florida, Go Gators!

Former students can find information and a genealogy for R. S. Drago (your academic grandfather) at a website established by Prof. Charles Webster.

Lisa and Brian Kriel have announced the birth of Kelsey Grace Kriel on 4/17/08

 

An Excimer Laser Beam Strikes a Zeolite target generating a plume

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Most of the research in our lab involves nanoporous metal oxides which include zeolites and related molecular sieves as well as layered materials such as clays. Projects include the preparation, modification and application of molecular sieves in areas ranging from catalysis to diagnostic pharmaceuticals. Active projects in my group as well as several international collaborations involve:

    • Synthesis and Characterization Novel Nanoporous Metal Oxides
    • Preparation of Zeolite/Molecular Sieve Encapsulated Metal Complexes
    • Study of Template or Structure Directing Effects of Metal Complexes
    • Molecular Sieve encapsulated Semiconductors and Metal Clusters
    • Molecular Sieve Immobilized Enzymes and Drug Delivery
    • Electrochemistry of Molecular Sieves and Entrapped Metal Complexes
    • Electrocatalysis using Zeolite Encapsulated Metal Complexes
    • Oxidation Catalysis using Zeolite Encapsulated Metal Complexes
    • Oxidation Catalysis using Titanium Modified Molecular Sieves
    • Fabrication of Electrochromic Films of Nanoporous Metal Oxides
    • Zeolite Catalyzed Hydration, Dehydration and Rearrangement Reactions.
    • Molecular Sieve Based Contrast Agents for MR Imaging
    • Laser Ablation/Molecular Sieve Thin Films and Patterns
    • Electrospinning of Nanoporous Metal Oxide Fibers and Composites
    • Molecular Sieve Based Optical and Electronic Chemical Sensors
    • Imprinted Mesoporous Molecular Sieves for Separations and Catalysis
    • Zeolite/Conducting Polymer Composite Membranes
    • Zeolite base hybrid OLEDs
    • Zeolite Composite Membranes for Fuel Cells
    • Molecular Sieve Based Solar Cells
    • Facilitated Transport and Ceramic Membrane Reactors
    • Self Healing Inorganic Membranes
 

 

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