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We said good-bye to our dear friend, former lab member and current postdoctoral research associate at BNL in Rodriguez's group, Robert. He will be joining BASF in NJ as Chemist III. We wish him the best on this exciting new position! 


Mike, Meng and Ken attended the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting held on Los Angeles, CA, on March 4-9, 2018. Meng gave an oral presentation entitled "Alkali-Metal Promotion of Mass-Selected Metal Sulfide Nanoclusters on Au(111) for CO2 Activation", and Ken presented a poster with the title "Reactivity of Model Inverse Catalysts Prepared by Mass-Selected Cluster Deposition". They also enjoyed the beautiful californian weather while in NY it was snowing! 



We welcome to our group Jason Wang (right)  who will be working along with Ken (left) on Inverse Catalysts Prepared by Mass-Selected Clusters. We wish Jason the best on these upcoming years of exciting physical chemistry!

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White's group Christmas gathering at Recipe 7 in Miller Place, NY. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from us the surface chemists!


Pamela Carrillo and Rebecca Hamlyn presented posters about the recent research from their dissertations. Rebecca was awarded with outstading poster presentation. Congrats Rebecca! 


Amanda Muraca attended the 2017 AVS International Symposium and Exhibition in Tampa, Florida. She was part of the 64th International Symposium Oral Presentation. 

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Matt's last day with us. He is now Assistant Journal Manager at AIP Publishing. We wish Matt the best on this new chapter of his life!



Pamela attended the 254th ACS National Fall Meeting at Washington D.C., where she gave an oral presentation. 



Meng and Amanda attended the Gordon Research Conference on Dynamics at Surfaces: Fundamentals of Chemical and Physical Change at Surfaces and Interfaces. This took place at Salve Reina University located in Newport, Rhode Island. 


Group's photo wins the Safety Selfie Contest at Chemistry Safety Day 2017 at Stony Brook University. 



Rebecca and Pamela attended the North American Catalysis Society Meeting NAM 25 in Denver, CO.


Ken and Meng presented their work at the 2017 NSLS-II ad CFN User's Meeting at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY. 


Yiling Ma joins the group and will be working on Size Selected Nanoclusters.


The group welcomes new student Rui Shi. She will be working on modified Fischer-Tropsch catalysts for higher alcohol synthesis via syngas conversion.


Joe Magee successfully defended his Dissertation entitled "Mechanistic Studies in Heterogeneous Catalysis via in situ FT-IR Spectroscopy"


Pamela Carrillo attended the 2016 Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy held on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado


Rebecca Hamlyn joined the group. Her research will be focused on NAP-STM imaging of Cu based catalysts.

Joe and Matt (and Mike) participated in the Spring Commencement at Stony Brook University.


Matt Kershis successfully defended his Dissertation entitled "Dynamics of Alcohol and Ketone Photooxidation Reactions on TiO2 (110)." He has accepted a postdoctoral research position with Nicholas Camillone at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Miki Nakayama has left the group and accepted a scientist position at EAG Laboratories in Princeton, NJ. Good luck, Miki!