Student Presentations since 2011

30. S. S. Warudkar, K. R. Cox, M. S. Wong, G. J. Hirasaki, "A Techno-Economic Evaluation of Various Stripper Configurations in Amine Absorption Technology for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture," AIChE Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 31st, 2012. (Oral presentation)

29. K. Evans, A. Dodd, S. Gullapalli, M. S. Wong, D. Natelson, "Nanocrystal-based optoelectronic devices," Rice Quantum Institute Colloquium XXVI, Houston, TX, August 3, 2012. (Oral presentation)

28. Z. Zhao, J. Arentz, L. A. Pretzer, J. Clomburg, R. Gonzalez, N. Schweitzer, T. Wu, J. T. Miller, M. S. Wong, "Effect of Pd surface coverage on catalytic glycerol oxidation using Pd-on-Au nanoparticles," Rice Quantum Institute Colloquium XXVI, Houston, TX, August 3, 2012. (Poster presentation)

27. L. A. Pretzer, S. S. Kim, Y. Fang, Z. Zhao, N. Guo, T. Wu, J. T. Miller, M. S. Wong “Studying 3 nm Pd-on-Au Nanoparticle Catalysis for 4-nitrophenol Reduction by Controlling Pd Surface Coverage”. Catalysis Gordon Research Conference, New London, NH. June 26, 2012. (Poster presentation)

26. Z. Zhao, J. Arentz, L. A. Pretzer, J. Clomburg, R. Gonzalez, N. Schweitzer, T. Wu, J. T. Miller, M. S. Wong, "Modulating palladium-on-gold catalysis for glycerol oxidation with Pd surface coverage," Southwest Catalysis Society Spring Meeting, Houston, TX, April 20, 2012. (Best student poster award)

25. L. A. Pretzer, S. S. Kim, Y. Fang, Z. Zhao, N. Guo, T. Wu, J. T. Miller, M. S. Wong, "Effect of Pd Surface Coverage of Pd-on-Au NPs on 4-nitrophenol Catalytic Reduction," Southwest Catalysis Society Spring Meeting, Houston, TX, April 20, 2012. (Poster presentation)

24. T. T. Willett, V. S. Gangoli, R. H. Hauge, M. S. Wong, "Using nonionic surfactants for high semiconductor SWNT enrichment through agarose gel column chromatography," Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (RURS 2012), Houston, TX, April 13, 2012. (Poster presentation)

23. J. Azhang, V. S. Gangoli, R. H. Hauge, M. S. Wong, "Improved Metal/Semiconductor SWNT separation through agarose gel column chromatography," Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (RURS 2012), Houston, TX, April 13, 2012. (Poster presentation)

22. S. S. Kim, L. A. Pretzer, M. S. Wong, "Tuning the Catalytic Activity of Pd-on-Au Nanoparticles for 4-nitrophenol Reduction by Controlling Pd Surface Coverage," Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (RURS 2012), Houston, TX, April 13, 2012. (Poster presentation)

21. J. M. Grider, S. Gullapalli, M. S. Wong, "Role of Surfactants in Formation of CdSe Hollow Nanoparticles," Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (RURS 2012), Houston, TX, April 13, 2012. (Best poster in the Sustainability Category)

20.S. S. Warudkar, K. R. Cox, M. S. Wong, G. J. Hirasaki, "Performance of Amine Absorption Systems with Vacuum Strippers for Post-combustion Carbon Capture," AIChE Spring Meeting, Houston, TX, April 4th, 2012. (Oral presentation)

19. S. Gullapalli, J. M. Grider, H. G. Bagaria, K. S. Lee, G. E. Jabbour, M. S. Wong, "Solvothermal Synthesis of CdSe Hollow Nanoparticles," 243rd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 29, 2012. (Oral presentation)

18. Z. Zhao, J. Arentz, L. A. Pretzer, J. Clomburg, R. Gonzalez, N. Schweitzer, T. Wu, J. T. Miller, M. S. Wong, "Modulating palladium-on-gold catalysis for glycerol oxidation with Pd surface coverage," 243rd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 29, 2012. (Oral presentation)

17. V. S. Gangoli, J. Azhang, T. T. Willett, S. A. Gelwick, R. H. Hauge, M. S. Wong, "Using Nonionic Surfactants for Improved Semiconductor Enrichment of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) from Agarose Gel Column Chromatography," 243rd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 29, 2012. (Oral presentation)

16. L. A. Pretzer, H. J. Song, Y. Fang, Z. Zhao, N. Guo, T. Wu, J. T. Miller, M. S. Wong "Hydrodehalogenation Activity of Pd-on-Au Nanoparticles: A Function of Au Particle Size and Pd Surface Coverage," 243rd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 28, 2012. (Oral presentation)

15. J. M. Grider, S. Gullapalli, M. S. Wong, "Role of Surfactants in Formation of CdSe Hollow Nanoparticles," 243rd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 25, 2012. (Oral presentation)

14. Z. Zhao, J. Arentz, J. Clomburg, R. Gonzalez, L. A. Pretzer, N. Schweitzer, J. T. Miller, and M. S. Wong, "Modulating palladium-on-gold catalysis for glycerol oxidation with Pd surface coverage", Chinese-American Chemical Society Southwest Chapter Fall Meeting, Houston, TX, November 20, 2011. (Best student poster award)

13. S. S. Warudkar, K. R. Cox, M. S. Wong, G. J. Hirasaki, " Evaluation of performance of various alkanolamines for CO2 capture from a pulverized coal-fired power plant," AIChE 2011 Annual Meeting (Paper #222487), Minneapolis, MN, October 19, 2011. (Oral presentation)

12. S. S. Warudkar, K. R. Cox, M. S. Wong, G. J. Hirasaki, " Comparison of Amine-Based Absorbents for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture," AIChE 2011 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 19, 2011.

11. J. Azhang, S. A. Gelwick, V. S. Gangoli, E. H. Haroz, R. Hauge, M. S. Wong, " Using Gel Column Chromatography to Achieve Metal-Semiconductor (M/S) Separation of As-Grown Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs)," 25th Annual Summer Research Colloquium of RQI, Houston, TX, August 5, 2011. (Poster presentation)

10. J. Kang, V. S. Gangoli, M. S. Wong, "Investigating the Effect of Substrate pH on Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Array (VANTA) Growth," 25th Annual Summer Research Colloquium of RQI, Houston, TX, August 5, 2011. (Poster presentation)

9. B. M. Hautt, H. G. Bagaria, B. M. Kinsey, F. M. Orson, M. S. Wong, "Designing Self-assembled Nanoparticles as an Anti-Cocaine Vaccine," 25th Annual Summer Research Colloquium of RQI, Houston, TX, August 5, 2011. (Poster presentation)

8. Z. Zhao, J. Arentz, J. Clomburg, R. Gonzalez, and M. S. Wong, "Selective Oxidation of Glycerol Using Bimetallic Palladium-on-Gold Catalysts," 2011 ACS Green Chemistry Summer School, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, June 28, 2011. (Poster presentation)

7. N. Soultanidis, A. C. Psarras, C. A. Roberts, I. E. Wachs, M. S. Wong, "Synthesis of Highly Dispersed WOx Monotungstates on SiO2 Support with Increased Propylene Metathesis Activity," North American Catalysis Meeting 22nd NAM, Detroit, MI, June 11, 2011.

6. L. A. Pretzer, H. J. Song, Y. Fang, Z. Zhao, N. Guo, T. Wu, J. T. Miller, M. S. Wong, "Regulating the hydrodechlorination catalytic activity of Pd-on-Au nanoparticles through Au particle size," North American Catalysis Meeting 22nd NAM, Detroit, MI, June 7, 2011. (Poster presentation)

5. J. M. Grider, S. Gullapalli, M. S. Wong, "Optimization study of shaped quantum dot nanoparticle synthesis," Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium, Houston, TX, April 15, 2011. (Poster presentation)

4. Z. Zhao, Y.-L. Fang, J. Arentz, P. J.J. Alvarez, M. S. Wong, "Enhanced Efficiency of Perchloroethene Removal and Selective Oxidation of Glycerol Using Pd-on-Au Bimetallic Catalysts," Southwest Catalysis Society Spring Meeting, Houston, TX, April 15, 2011. (Poster presentation)

3. N. Soultanidis, W. Zhou, C. J. Kiely, M. S. Wong, "Solvothermal Synthesis of Ultrasmall, Metathesis-active Tungsten Oxide Nanoparticles," Southwest Catalysis Society Spring Meeting, Houston, TX, April 15, 2011. (Poster presentation)

2. S. Li, Y.-L. Fang, C. D. Romanczuk, Z. Jin, T. Li, M. S. Wong, "A Comparative Study of Pd Catalysts and Fe Reductants for Water-phase Trichloroethene Hydrodechlorination," Southwest Catalysis Society Spring Meeting, Houston, TX, April 15, 2011. (Poster presentation)

1. L. A. Pretzer, H. J. Song, Y.-L. Fang, Z. Zhao, N. Guo, T. Wu, J. T. Miller, M. S. Wong, "Regulation of the Hydrodechlorination Catalytic Activity of Pd-on-Au Nanoparticles Through Au Particle Size," Southwest Catalysis Society Spring Meeting, Houston, TX, April 15, 2011. (Best student poster award)