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Home > Press > Chemistry Professors Receive More Than $1 Million in Federal Grants

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Three faculty members in Georgetown University's Department of Chemistry were recently awarded federal grants totaling $1,170,000 for the next three years. Their research will span subjects including hydrogen energy technology and catalysis, the acceleration of a chemical reaction by a substance that acts as a catalyst.

Chemistry Professors Receive More Than $1 Million in Federal Grants

Washington, DC | Posted on July 17th, 2007

"I congratulate our faculty on this recognition of their work," said Professor Richard Bates, chair of the chemistry department. "In addition to supporting student-centered research, these grants will help our scholars address critical national needs in areas of energy research and catalysis."

Professor Miklos Kertesz received a three-year $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for his research project, "Silicon Carbide Derived Carbons: Experiments and Modeling." In this study, Kertesz examines how silicon carbide derived materials contribute to the development of improved carbon nanomaterials. This, in turn, will promote increased understanding of catalysis and nanotechnology. Kertesz teaches courses in quantum chemistry, physical chemistry and advanced theoretical chemistry. He also leads an Ignatius Seminar for first year students that examines the global energy crisis.

Yu Ye Tong is associate professor and an expert in analytical chemistry. Tong received a three-year $450,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for his study, "An in situ Electrode-Potential-Controlled Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Investigation of Sulfur-Poisoning Effect on Platinum Based Mono- and Bi-Metallic Nanoscale Electrocatalysts." His research on platinum-based nanoparticles contributes to the understanding of how to maximize energy efficiency in applications such as fuel cells.Tong teaches courses in analytical chemistry, physical chemical measurements, instrumental analysis and electrochemistry.

Timothy Warren is associate professor and an expert in organometallic and inorganic chemistry. The National Science Foundation awarded him $420,000 for the next three years for his study, "Catalytic Group Transfer with Late Metal Nitrenes." Using synthetic spectroscopic and computational studies, this research will contribute to the understanding of the unique features of this catalyst system, leading to potential applications for heath and energy research. Warren teaches introductory chemistry courses, as well as special topics in inorganic chemistry and synthetic methods.

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