Past Group News


December 2017 – Hupp Group Holiday Party hosted by Prof. Hupp is a blast!  Check out photos from the party on our gallery page!

November 2017 – Cassandra Buru attends the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology Conference in California!

September 2017 – Dr. Jian Liu, Dr. Zhanyong Li, and Dr. Xuan Zhang attended the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center (ICDC) All-Hands Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.  Dr. Li gave a talk entitled “Fine-Tuning the Activity of Metal– Organic Framework-Supported Cobalt Catalysts for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane.”

September 2017 – Omar K. Farha Announced as Associate Professor, Launches Independent Research Group
After nearly ten years at Northwestern, including eight as the co-leader of our research group,  Prof. Omar Farha is launching and leading a fully independent research group. Be on the lookout for outstanding research from Northwestern’s newest chemistry group, especially in the areas of actinide-based MOF chemistry, hybrid enzyme/materials chemistry, materials-based catalytic chemistry, and, no doubt, new boron chemistry. Congratulations Omar and thanks for your many years of leadership over here!

August 2017 – Cassandra Buru attends the Nanoporous Materials and their Applications – Gordon Research Conference in New Hampshire!

August 2017 – Hyunho Noh attends the SUNCAT Summer Institute on Fundamentals and Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis at Stanford University!

July 2017 – Congratulations to Hyunho Noh on being named a Ryan Graduate Fellow. For a description of this prestigious three-year fellowship, which Hyun is receiving in recognition of outstanding nanoscience-related research in his first year here at Northwestern, follow this link!

July 2017 – Dr. Chung-Wei Kung, Aaron Peters, and Hyunho Noh attend the 2nd Annual International Solar Fuels (ISF-2) Conference hosted by UC San Diego!

June 2017 – Prof. Neil Schweitzer and Dr. Zhanyong Li attend the North American Catalysis Society Meeting in Denver, Colorado.  Prof. Schweitzer gives a talk entitled, “Exploring the Use of NU-1000, a Robust Zirconia Based Metal Organic Framework, As a Catalyst Support” and Dr. Li gives a talk entitled, “Metal–Organic Framework Supported Cobalt Catalysts for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane at Low Temperature.”

May 2017 – Congrats to Cassandra Buru for passing her qualifying exam!

April 2017 – Congrats to Hyunho Noh for passing his qualifying exam!