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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Michael Wong
Professor
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry
 
e-mail:mswong@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering (1994) California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering Practice (1997) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2000) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
 
Primary Department
   Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
  • Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering
  • Rice Quantum Institute
  • Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
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    Websites
     Catalysis and Nanomaterials Laboratory
     Department Faculty Page
     Catalysis and Nanomaterials Laboratory
     
    Research Areas
     Nanotechnology; Materials chemistry; Catalysis; Encapsulation; Water Purification; Nanomanufacturing; Nanoparticle Assembly
     
    Research Summary
     My laboratory is engaged in interdisciplinary research at the interface of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science, with a focus on designing functional nanoparticle-based materials for catalytic and encapsulation/delivery applications.

    To achieve synthetic control over the materials structures, we seek to develop the chemical tools necessary for nanoparticle assembly to take place, and this requires an intimate understanding of the underlying chemical and colloidal interactions that can dominate at the nanometer scale.

    Treating nanoparticles as building blocks and assembling them into functional archetypal structures is a powerful concept in materials synthesis and chemical engineering, in which the dimension-dependent properties of the nanoparticles can be handled and exploited in a usable form. Emerging innovations from my laboratory center on several new types of nanostructured materials: (1) nanoparticle-supported metal oxides as next-generation catalysts; (2) hollow microcapsules that can self-assemble from nanoparticles and polymers; and (3) palladium-coated gold nanoparticles that are ~2000 times more active than palladium black for the environmental remediation of water contaminated by chlorinated compounds. We are also learning how to scale up quantum dot synthesis through a combined experimental and computational approach.
     
    Research Summary
     Professor Wong's research is in the area of nanostructured materials, heterogeneous catalysis, and bioengineering applications. The introduction of nanometer-scale features into materials elicits changes in their surface chemistry and bulk properties, and these changes can be exploited for catalytic and bioengineering applications. A particular interest lies in the facile synthesis of nanoparticles and their controlled assembly into functional materials. The physicochemical features and interparticle interaction phenomena of nanoparticles are elucidated by experimental and theoretical studies, which provide opportunities for rationally designing and engineering complex multicomposite materials on the nanometer scale. Research projects include the design of nanocrystalline metal oxides for acid and redox catalysis, nanoporous materials as catalyst supports, semiconductor quantum dots for photocatalysis, and self-assembled hollow spheres for drug delivery.
     
    Teaching Areas
     Chemical reactor engineering; Chemical kinetics; Nanostructured materials; Catalysis
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    10. J. C. Velázquez, S. Leekumjorn, Q. X. Nguyen, Y.-L. Fang, K. N. Heck, G. D. Hopkins, M. Reinhard, and M. S. Wong "Chloroform Hydrodechlorination Behavior of Alumina-supported Pd and PdAu Catalysts." AIChE J. , 59 (2013) : 4474-4482.


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aic.14250
     
     

    C. Hwang, G. Ruan, L. Wang, H. Zheng, E. L. G. Samuel, C. Xiang, W Lu, W. Kasper, K. Huang, Z. Peng, Z. Schaefer, A. T. Kan, A. A. Martí, M. S. Wong, M. B. Tomson, J. M. Tour, "Carbon-Based Nanoreporters Designed for Subsurface Hydrogen Sulfide Detection." Appl. Mater. Interf. in press (2014) In Press


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am5009584
     
     

    G. C. Kini, J. Yu, L. Wang, A. T. Kan, S. L. Biswal, J. M. Tour, M. B. Tomson, and M. S. Wong "Salt- and Temperature-Stable Quantum Dot Nanoparticles for Porous Media Flow." Colloids Surf. A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects , 443 (2014) : 492-500.


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2013.11.042
     
     

    H. Qian, Z. Zhao, J. C. Velazquez, L. A. Pretzer, K. N. Heck, and M. S. Wong "Supporting Palladium Metal on Gold Nanoparticles Improves Its Catalysis for Nitrite Reduction." Nanoscale , 6 (2014) : 358-364.


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3NR04540D
     
     

    H. ShamsiJazeyi, C. A. Miller, M. S. Wong, J. M. Tour, R. Verduzco "Polymer-Coated Nanoparticles for Enhanced Oil Recovery." J. Appl. Polym. Sci. online (2014) In Press


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.40576
     
     

    K. Zhou,W. Wang,Z. Zhao,G. Luo,J. T. Miller,M. S. Wong, F. Wei (2014) "Synergistic Gold-Bismuth Catalysis for Non-Mercury Hydrochlorination of Acetylene to Vinyl-Chloride Monomer." ACS Catal. online (2014) In Press


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cs500530f
     
     

    M. C. F. Soares, M. M. Viana, Z. L. Schaefer, V. S. Gangoli, Y. Cheng, V. Caliman, M. S. Wong,* and G. G. Silva "Surface Modification of Carbon Black Nanoparticles by Dodecylamine: Thermal Stability and Phase Transfer in Brine Medium"."  Carbon online (2014) (2014) In Press


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2014.02.008
     
     

    V. S. Gangoli, E. H. Haroz, J. Azhang, J. Kono, T. T. Willett, R. H. Hauge, S. A. Gelwick, M. S. Wong "Using Nonionic Surfactants for Production of Semiconductor-type Carbon Nanotubes by Gel-based Affinity Chromatography." Nanomater. Nanotech. online (2014) In Press


    http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/58828 (invited article) (open access)
     
     

    W. K. O’Keefe, Y. Liu, M. R. Sasges, M. S. Wong, H. Fu, T. Takata, K. Domen "Photocatalytic Hydrodechlorination of Trace Carbon Tetrachloride (CCl4) in Aqueous Medium." Ind. Eng. Chem. Res, 53: 9600-9607.


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie500344v (open access)
     
     

    Z. Zhao, J. Arentz, L. A. Pretzer, P. Limpornpipat, J. M. Clomburg, R. Gonzalez, N. M. Schweitzer, T. Wu, J. T. Miller, M. S. Wong "Volcano-shape glycerol oxidation activity of palladium-decorated gold nanoparticles." Chem. Sci. online (2014) In Press


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4sc01001a (open access) Cover Article
     
     
    H. Qian, L. A. Pretzer, J. C. Velazquez, Z. Zhao, and M. S. Wong, "Gold Nanoparticles for Cleaning Contaminated Water," J. Chem. Tech. Biotech. 88, 735 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jctb.4030 
     
     
    K. N. Heck, B. G. Janesko, G. E. Scuseria, N. J. Halas, and M. S. Wong, "Using Catalytic and Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy-Active Gold Nanoshells to Understand the Role of Basicity in Glycerol Oxidation," ACS Catal. 3, 2430-2435 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cs400643f 
     
     
    L. A. Pretzer, H. J. Song, Y. L. Fang, Z. Zhao, N. Guo, T. Wu, I. Arslan, J. T. Miller, and M. S. Wong, "Hydrodechlorination catalysis of Pd-on-Au nanoparticles varies with particle size," J. Catal. 298, 206-217 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2012.11.005 
     
     
    M. D. Blankschien, L. A. Pretzer, R. Huschka, N. J. Halas, R. Gonzalez, and M. S. Wong, "Light- Triggered Biocatalysis Using Thermophilic Enzyme-Gold Nanoparticle Complexes," ACS Nano 7, 654-663 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn3048445 
     
     
    N. Soultanidis and M. S. Wong, "Olefin Impurity Effect on n-Pentane Bimolecular Isomerization over WOx/ZrO2," Catal. Commun. 32, 5-10 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catcom.2012.11.017 
     
     

    S. S. Warudkar, K. R. Cox, M. S. Wong, and G. J. Hirasaki "Influence of stripper operating parameters on the performance of amine absorption systems for post-combustion carbon capture: Part I. High pressure strippers." Int. J. Greenh. Gas. Con., 16 (2013) : 342-350.


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.01.050
     
     

    S. S. Warudkar, K. R. Cox, M. S. Wong, and G. J. Hirasaki "Influence of stripper operating parameters on the performance of amine absorption systems for post-combustion carbon capture: Part II. Vacuum strippers." Int. J. Greenh. Gas. Con, 16 (2013) : 351-360.


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.01.049
     
     
    Z. Zhao, Y.-L. Fang, P. J. J. Alvarez, and M. S. Wong, "Degrading Perchloroethene at Ambient Conditions Using Pd and Pd-on-Au Reduction Catalysts," Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 140-141, 468-477 (2013). http://dx.doi.org//10.1016/j.apcatb.2013.04.032 
     
     
    C. -C. Hwang, L. Wang, W. Lu, G. -D. Ruan, G. C. Kini, C. -S. Xiang, E. L. G. Samuel, W. Shi, A. T. Kan, M. S. Wong, M. B. Tomson, and J. M. Tour, "Highly Stable Carbon Nanoparticles Designed for Downhole Hydrocarbon Detection," Energy Environ. Sci. 5, 8304-8309 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2EE21574H 
     
     
    M. Thakur, S. L. Sinsabaugh, M. J. Isaacson, M. S. Wong, and S. L. Biswal, "Inexpensive Method for Producing Macroporous Silicon Particulates (MPSPs) with Pyrolyzed Polyacrylonitrile for Lithium Ion Batteries," Sci. Reports 2, 1-7 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep00795 
     
     
    N. Soultanidis, W. Zhou, C. J. Kiely, and M. S. Wong, "Solvothermal Synthesis of Ultrasmall Tungsten Oxide Nanoparticles," Langmuir 28, 17771-17777 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la3029462 
     
     
    Q. X. Nguyen, T. G. Belgard, J. J. Taylor, V. S. Murthy, N. J. Halas, and M. S. Wong, "Water-Phase Synthesis of Cationic Silica/Polyamine Nanoparticles," Chem. Mater. 24, 1426-1433 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm203132m 
     
     
    S. -J. Li, Y.-L. Fang, C. D. Romanczuk, Z.-H. Jin, T.-L, Li, and M. S. Wong, "Establishing the Trichloroethene Dechlorination Rates of Palladium-based Catalysts and Iron-based Reductants," Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 125, 95-102 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2012.05.025 
     
     
    H. G. Bagaria and M. S. Wong, "Polyamine–salt Aggregate Assembly of Capsules as Responsive Drug Delivery Vehicles," J. Mater. Chem. 21, 9454-9466 (2011). Feature Article http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C1JM10712G 
     
     
    H. G. Bagaria, M. R. Dean, C. A. Nichol and M. S. Wong, "Self-Assembly and Nanotechnology: Real- Time, Hands-On, and Safe Experiments for K-12 Students," J. Chem. Educ. 88, 609-614 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ed100598y 
     
     
    H. G. Bagaria, S. B. Kadali, and M. S. Wong, "Shell Thickness Control of Nanoparticle/Polymer Assembled Microcapsules," Chem. Mater. 23, 301-308 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm102472h 
     
     
    J. M. Berlin, J. Yu, W. Lu, E. E. Walsh, L. L. Zhang, P. Zhang, Wei. Chen, A. T. Kan, M. S. Wong, M. B. Tomson, and J. M. Tour, "Engineered Nanoparticles for Hydrocarbon Detection in Oil-Field Rocks," Energy Environ. Sci. 4, 505 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C0EE00237B 
     
     
    K.-S. Lee, I. Kim, S. Gullapalli, M. S. Wong, and G. E. Jabbour, "Enhanced Performance of Hybrid Solar Cells Using Longer Arms of Quantum Cadmium Selenide Tetrapods," Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 223515 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3662839 
     
     
    Y. L. Fang, J. T. Miller, N. Guo, K. N. Heck, Pedro. J. J. Alvarez, and M. S. Wong, "Structural Analysis of Palladium-decorated Gold Nanoparticles as Colloidal Bimetallic Catalysts," Catal. Today 160, 96- 102 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2010.08.010 
     
     
    Y. L. Fang, K. N. Heck, P. Alvarez, and M. S. Wong, "Kinetics Analysis of Palladium/Gold Nanoparticles as Colloidal Hydrodechlorination Catalysts," ACS Catal. 1, 128-138 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cs100067k 
     
     
    J. Yu, D. Javier, M. A. Yaseen, N. Nitin, R. Richards-Kortum, B. Anvari and M. S. Wong, "Self- assembly Synthesis, Tumor Cell Targeting, and Photothermal Capabilities of Antibody-coated Indocyanine Green Nanocapsules," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 1929-1938 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja908139y 
     
     
    N. Soultanidis, W. Zhou, A. C. Psarras, A. J. Gonzalez, E. F. Iliopoulou, C. J. Kiely, I. E. Wachs, and M. S. Wong, "Relating n-Pentane Isomerization Activity to the Tungsten Surface Density of WOx/ZrO2," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 13462-13471 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja105519y 
     
     
    E. I. Ross-Medgaarden, I. E. Wachs, W. V. Knowles, A. Burrows, C. J. Kiely, and M. S. Wong, "Tuning the Electronic and Molecular Structure of Catalytic Active Sites with Titania Nanoligands," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 680-687 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja711456c 
     
     
    K. N. Heck, M. O. Nutt, P. Alvarez, and M. S. Wong, "Deactivation Resistance of Pd/Au Nanoparticle Catalysts for Water-phase Hydrodechlorination," J. Catal. 267, 97-104 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2009.07.015 
     
     
    M. S. Wong, P. J. J. Alvarez, Y. L. Fang, N. Akcin, M. O. Nutt, J. T. Miller, and K. N. Heck, "Cleaner Water using Bimetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts," J. Chem. Tech. Biotech. 84, 158-166 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jctb.2002 
     
     
    S. E. Plush, M. Woods, Y.-F. Zhou, S. B. Kadali, M. S. Wong, A. D. Sherry, "Nano-assembled Capsules as Delivery Vehicles for Large Payloads of High Relaxivity Gd3+ Agents," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 15918-15923 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja906981w 
     
     
    W. Zhou, E. I. Ross-Medgaarden, W. V. Knowles, M. S. Wong, I. E. Wachs, C. J. Kiely, "Identification of Active Zr-WOx Clusters on a ZrO2 Support for Solid Acid Catalysts," Nature Chem. 1, 722-728 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NCHEM.433 
     
     
    E. I. Ross-Medgaarden, W. V. Knowles, T. Kim, M. S. Wong, W. Zhou, C. J. Kiely, and I. E. Wachs, "New Insights into the Nature of the Acidic Catalytic Active Sites Present in ZrO2-supported Tungsten Oxide Catalysts," J. Catal. 256, 108-125 (2008). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2008.03.003 
     
     
    K. N. Heck, B. G. Janesko, G. E. Scuseria, N. J. Halas, and M. S. Wong, "Observing Metal-catalyzed Chemical Reactions in situ using Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy on Pd-Au Nanoshells," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130 (49), 16592-16600 (2008). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja803556k 
     
     

    A. Tuteja, M. E. Mackay, S. Narayanan, S. Asokan, and M. S. Wong ""Breakdown of the Continuum Stokes-Einstein Relation for Nanoparticle Diffusion"." , 7 ((2007)) : 1276-1281.

     
     

    J. Sunarso, C-Y. Chen, A. T. T. Tran, M. S. Wong and J. C. Diniz Da Costa ""Proton conductive composite membranes"." Int. J. Nanotech., 4 ((2007)) : 597-608.

     
     

    J. Yu, M. A. Yaseen, B. Anvari, and M. S. Wong* ""Synthesis of Near-Infrared-Absorbing Nanoparticle-Assembled Capsules"." Chem. Mater., 19 ((2007)) : 1277-1284.

     
     

    M. A. Yaseen, J. Yu, M. S. Wong, and B. Anvari ""Laser-Induced Heating of Dextran-Coated Mesocapsules Containing Indocyanine Green"." Biotechnol. Prog., 23 ((2007)) : 1431-1440.

     
     

    P. R. LeDuc, M. S. Wong,* P. M. Ferreira, R. E. Groff, K. Haslinger, M. P. Koonce, W. Y. Lee, J. C. Love, J. A. McCammon, N. A. Monteiro-Riviere, V. M. Rotello, G. W. Rubloff, R. Westervelt and M. Yoda ""Towards an in vivo Biologically Inspired Nanofactory"." Nature Nanotech., 2 ((2007)) : 3-7.

     
     

    R. S. Krishnan, M. E. Mackay, P. M. Duxbury, A. Pastor, C. J. Hawker, B. Van Horn, S. Asokan, and M. S. Wong ""Self-Assembled Multilayers of Nanocomponents"." Nano Lett., 7 ((2007)) : 484-489.

     
     

    R. S. Krishnan, M. E. Mackay, P. M. Duxbury, C. J. Hawker, S. Asokan, M. S. Wong, R. Goyette, and P. Thiyagarajan ""Improved Polymer Thin-film Wetting Behavior through Nanoparticle Segregation to Interfaces"." J. Phys. Condens. Matter, 19 ((2007)) : Art. No. 356003.

     
     

    S. Asokan, K. M. Krueger, V. L. Colvin, and M. S. Wong* ""Shape-Controlled Synthesis of CdSe Tetrapods Using Cationic Surfactant Ligands"." Small, 3 ((2007)) : 1164-1169.

     
     

    W. C. Ketchie, Y. L. Fang, M. S. Wong, M. Murayama and R. J. Davis ""Influence of gold particle size on the aqueous-phase oxidation of carbon monoxide and glycerol"." J. Catal., 250 ((2007)) : 94-101.

     
     

    B. Sitharaman, S. Asokan, I. Rusakova, M. S. Wong, and L. J. Wilson "Nanoscale Aggregation Properties of Neuroprotective Carboxyfullerene (C3) in Aqueous Solution." Nano Lett., 4 (2004) : 1759-1762.

     
     

    M. O. Nutt, J. B. Hughes, and M. S. Wong "Designing Pd-on-Au Bimetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts for Trichloroethene Hydrodechlorination." Environ. Sci. Technol.In Press

     
     

    P. Diagaradjane, M. A. Yaseen, J. Yu, M. S. Wong, and B. Anvari "Synchronous Luminescence Spectroscopic Characterization of DMBA-TPA Induced Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Mice." Submitted

     
     

    R. K. Rana, V. S. Murthy, J. Yu, and M. S. Wong "Nanoparticle Self-Assembly of Hierarchically Ordered Microcapsule Structures." Adv. Mater.In Press

     
     

    V. S. Murthy, J. N. Cha, G. D. Stucky, and M. S. Wong "Charge-driven Flocculation of Poly-L-lysine - Gold Nanoparticle Assemblies Leading to Microshell Formation." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 126 (2004) : 5292-5299.

     
     

    J. A. Kloepfer, R. E. Mielke, M. S. Wong, K. H. Nealson, G. Stucky, and J. L. Nadeau "Quantum Dots as Strain- and Metabolism-Specific Microbiological Labels." Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 69 (2003) : 4205-4213.

     
     

    J. N. Cha, H. Birkedal, M. H. Bartl, M. S. Wong, and G. D. Stucky "Spontaneous Formation of Nanoparticle Vesicles from Homopolymer Polyelectrolytes." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 125 (2003) : 8285-8289.

     
     

    J. N. Cha, M. H. Bartl, M. S. Wong, A. Popitsch, T. J. Deming, and G. D. Stucky "Single Mode Lasing from Block Peptide Hierarchically Assembled Quantum Dot Spherical Resonators." Nano Lett., 3 (2003) : 907-911.

     
     

    V. S. Murthy, J. N. Cha, G. D. Stucky, and M. S. Wong "Charge-driven Flocculation of Poly L lysine - Gold Nanoparticle Assemblies Leading to Microshell Formation." J. Am. Chem. Soc.In Revision

     
     

    Wong, M., Howard C. Huang, Jackie Y. Ying "Supramolecular-Templated Synthesis of Nanoporous Zirconia-Silica Catalysts." Chem. Mater., 14 (2002) : 1961-1973.

     
     

    Wong, M., J. N. Cha, K.-S. Choi, Tim J. Deming, Galen D. Stucky "Assembly of Nanoparticles into Hollow Spheres Using Block Copolypeptides." Nano Lett., 2 (2002) : 583-587.

     
     

    J. Y. Ying, C. P. Mehnert, and M. S. Wong "Synthesis and Applications of Supramolecular-Templated Mesoporous Materials." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 38 (1999) : 56-77.

     
     

    M. S. Wong and J. Y. Ying "Amphiphilic Templating of Mesostructured Zirconium Oxide." Chem. Mater., 10 (1998) : 2067-2077.

     
     

    M. S. Wong, D. M. Antonelli, and J. Y. Ying "Synthesis and Characterization of Phosphated Mesoporous Zirconium Oxide." Nanostr. Mater., 9 (1997) : 165-168.

     
     

    M. S. Wong, E. S. Jeng, and J. Y. Ying "Supramolecular Templating of Thermally Stable Crystalline Mesoporous Metal Oxides Using Nanoparticulate Precursors." Nano Lett., 1 (2001) : 637-642.

     
     

    T. Sun, M. S. Wong, and J. Y. Ying "Synthesis of Amorphous, Microporous Silica with Adamantanamine as a Templating Agent." Chem. Commun. (2000) : 2057-2058.

     
     

    X. Gao, I. E. Wachs, M. S. Wong, and J. Y. Ying "Structural and Reactivity Properties of Nb-MCM-41: Comparison with That of Highly Dispersed Nb2O5/SiO2 Catalysts." J. Catal., 203 (2001) : 18-24.

     
     Book chapters
     

    W. V. Knowles, M. O. Nutt, and M. S. Wong* ""Supported Metal Oxides and the Surface Density Metric"." Handbook of Catalyst Synthesis: The Science and Engineering of Catalyst Preparation ((2007)) : 251-281.

     
     

    M. S. Wong "Nanostructured Supported Metal Oxides." Metal Oxides: Chemistry and ApplicationsIn Press

     
     

    M. S. Wong and W. V. Knowles "Surfactant-Templated Mesostructured Materials: Synthesis and Compositional Control." Nanoporous Materials ? Science and EngineeringIn Press

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    Wong, M., Galen D. Stucky "The Facile Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Semiconductor Quantum Dots." Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 676 (2002) : Y2.3-2.6.

     
     Other
     

    V. S. Murthy, R. K. Rana, J. Yu, and M. S. Wong "Self-assembly of Inorganic Nanoparticles and Polyelectrolytes into Micron-sized Hollow Sphere Structures." PMSE Preprints, 90 (2004) : 632-633.

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    ""How to Improve Water Pollution Control and Biomass Upgrading by Studying Nanoparticle Catalysts"." The First International Symposium on Catalytic Science and Technology in Sustainable Energy and Environment, Tianjin, China. (October 2014)

     
     Conference abstracts
     

    "Research Advances in Room-temperature Metal Catalysis Technology for Water Purification for JSC-HTC Connect Event Houston, TX." (Jan. 2014)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    ""Advancing Materials Chemistry Approaches to Study Water-phase Catalytic Reactions," ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research." (August, 2014)

     
     

    ""Improving Catalytic Control of Chemical Reactions through Materials Chemistry"." University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. (February 2014)

     
     

    "Advancing Materials Chemistry Approaches to Study Water-phase Catalytic Reactions / UT Austin." (2014)

     
     

    "New Chemical Synthesis Strategies for Multifunctional Materials at DICP, Dalian China." (2014)

     
     

    "Structural relation of metal-on-metal nanoparticles to glycerol oxidation catalysis," International Innovation Team (IIT) Workshop, DICP / Dalian, China." (Dec. 2014)

     
     

    "Nanoparticle Assemblies for Therapeutic Encapsulation and Delivery." 2007 TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) Mid-Year Conference, Austin, TX. (April 4, 2007)

     
     

    "Nanoparticle Assembly Chemistry: The Fourth Approach to Encapsulation." National Starch & Chemical, Bridgewater, NJ. (June 11, 2007)

     
     

    "Nanoparticle Assembly as an Emerging Route toward New Materials." 3M Nanotechnology Lecture, St. Paul, MN. (December 12, 2007)

     
     

    "Nanoparticle Engineering of Palladium-Gold Catalysts for Groundwater Clean-up." Tufts University, Medford, MA. (October 15, 2007) With M. O. Nutt, K. N. Heck, Y.-L. Fang, P. Alvarez

     
     

    "Nanoparticle Engineering: Microcapsules, Bimetallic Catalysts, and Quantum Dots." Tianjin University, Tianjin, China. (May 21, 2007)

     
     

    "Nanoparticle Engineering: Multifunctional Microcapsules and Bimetallic Catalysts." Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. (May 25, 2007)

     
     

    "Nanoparticle Suprastructures through Non-Covalent Chemistry." Indiana University Bloomington, IN. (October 2, 2007)

     
     

    "Nanoparticles and the Environment (Applications and Implications)." MIT Seminar Series for Senior Congressional & Executive Office Staff, Cambridge, MA. (April 13, 2007)

     
     

    "Palladium-coated Gold Nanoparticles for Groundwater Remediation: Synthesis and Catalysis." 3M, St. Paul, MN. (December 12, 2007) With M. O. Nutt, K. N. Heck, Y.-L. Fang, P. Alvarez

     
     

    "Synthesis and Environmental Catalysis of Palladium-coated Gold Nanoparticles." Chinese Academy of Sciences  RCEES, Beijing, China. (May 24, 2007) With M. O. Nutt, K. N. Heck, J. Hughes, P. Alvarez

     
     

    "Synthesis and Environmental Catalysis of Palladium-coated Gold Nanoparticles." University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. (April 6, 2007) With M. O. Nutt, K. N. Heck, J. Hughes, P. Alvarez

     
     

    "Synthesis and Environmental Catalysis of Palladium-coated Gold Nanoparticles." Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. (March 7, 2007) With M. O. Nutt, K. N. Heck, J. Hughes, P. Alvarez

     
     

    "Synthesis and Environmental Catalysis of Palladium-coated Gold Nanoparticles." General Electric J. F. Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore, India. (January 24, 2007)

     
     

    "Synthesis and Environmental Catalysis of Palladium-coated Gold Nanoparticles." Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. (January 23, 2007)

     
     

    "Synthesis and Environmental Catalysis of Palladium-coated Gold Nanoparticles." Distinguished Lecture, Nanotechnology and Materials Seminar Series, UT Austin, Austin, TX. (February 7, 2007)

     
     

    "Encapsulation Applications and the Role of Nanomaterials." Halliburton Energy Services, Duncan, OK. (August 31, 2004) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Instantaneous Formation of Ceramic Microshells as Encapsulation/Delivery Agents." 2004 Nano Summit, Houston, TX. (July 29, 2004) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Liquid-Phase Synthesis of Nanoparticles: Experimental Characterization and Computational Analysis." Third Annual CBEN NanoDays Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX. (October 29, 2004) With M. S. Wong and N. Mantzaris

     
     

    "Nano-supported Metal Oxide Catalysts: A New Class of Catalytic Materials." 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (March 28, 2004) With M. S. Wong, W. V. Knowles, J. M. Jehng, X. Wang, T. J. Kim, L. Ross, and I. E. Wachs

     
     

    "Nanotechnology and Catalysis." AIChE Texas Gulf Coast Section, Lake Jackson, TX. (December 16, 2004) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "New Concepts in Designing Nanostructured Materials for Encapsulation Applications." Cargill, Minneapolis, MN. (January 29, 2004) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Self-Assembly of Inorganic Nanoparticles and Polyelectrolytes into Micron-Sized Hollow Sphere Structures." 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (March 31, 2004) With V. S. Murthy, R. K. Rana, J. Yu, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles and Polymer to Form Microcapsule Structures." First Annual Conference of the Australian Research Council Center for Functional Nanomaterials (ARC-CFN), Coffs Harbour, Australia. (December 2, 2004) With V. S. Murthy, R. K. Rana, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Stabilization of Thermally Stable Amorphous Metal Oxides with Nanoparticle Supports." 228th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (August 24, 2004) With M. S. Wong, W. V. Knowles, E. I. Ross, and I. E. Wachs

     
     

    "Tandem Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles and Polymer to Form Heirarchically Ordered Microcapsule Structures." Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN. (October 5, 2004) With V. S. Murthy, R. K. Rana, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Tandem Self-assembly of Hierarchically Ordered Microcapsules from Nanoparticles and Polymers." Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. (December 6, 2004) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Design and Fabrication of Nanoparticle-Based Materials for Catalytic Applications: A New Supported Catalyst Architecture." ExxonMobil, Clinton, NJ. (September 11, 2003) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Design and Fabrication of Nanoparticle-Based Materials for Catalytic and Encapsulation Applications." Department of Chemistry, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (September 26, 2003) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Design and Fabrication of Nanoparticle-Based Materials for Catalytic and Encapsulation Applications." Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX. (October 31, 2003) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Design and Fabrication of Nanoparticle-Based Materials for Catalytic and Encapsulation Applications." SABIC, Houston, TX. (October 27, 2003) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Design and Fabrication of Nanoparticle-Based Materials for Catalytic and Encapsulation Applications." Materials Research Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. (March 20, 2003) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Design and Fabrication of Nanoparticle-Based Materials for Catalytic and Encapsulation Applications." Department of Chemistry, Physical Chemistry seminar, University of Houston, Houston, TX. (April 2, 2003) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Engineering Nanoparticles for Environmental Remediation Applications." CBEN NanoDays Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX. (October 14, 2003) With Z. Mu, M. Nutt, J. Hughes, V. Colvin, M. S. Wong

     
     

    "The Design and Synthesis Principles behind Nanoparticle-based Hollow Microspheres and Nanoporous Materials." American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), Portland, OR. (September 29, 2003) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Chemical Engineering of Nanostructured Materials." AIChE 2002 Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. (November 4, 2002)

     
     

    "Design and Fabrication of Nanoparticle-Based Materials for Catalytic and Encapsulation Applications." 10th NSF Materials Chemistry Workshop, Newark, DE. (October 17-20, 2002)

     
     

    "NanoCapsules ? Hollow Microspheres in Sixty Seconds." Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship Nanotechnology Innovation Forum, Rice University, Houston, TX. (March 1, 2002)

     
     

    "Petroleum Refining Industry ? Analysis of Pollution Emissions." NSF Workshop on Environmentally Benign Process Research Needs, Berkshires, MA. (August 15, 2002)

     
     Lectures
     

    "Hot-Injection Synthesis Of Uniform Cdse Tetrapods Using Cationic Surfactant Ligands." AIChE 2007 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. (November 6, 2007) With S. Asokan, G. OSullivan, Z. Loy, K. M. Krueger, V. L. Colvin

     
     

    "Hot-injection Synthesis of Uniform CdSe Tetrapods Using Cationic Surfactant Ligands." 234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA. (August 21, 2007) With S. Asokan, G. O¿Sullivan, Z. Loy, K. M. Krueger, V. L. Colvin

     
     

    "Prospects for Reductive Catalysis in Groundwater Remediation: Bimetallic Nanoparticles for Water-Phase Hydrodechlorination." North American Catalysis Meeting 20th NAM, Houston, TX. (June 19, 2007) With K. N. Heck, Y.-L. Fang, M. O. Nutt, P. Alvarez

     
     

    "Assembling Fullerenols into Microcapsule Structures." AIChE 2004 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (November 8, 2004) With V. S. Murthy, E. A. Whitsitt, A. R. Barron, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Charge-driven Assembly of Silica Nanoparticles and Salt-bridged Polyamine-aggregates Forming Microshells." 228th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (August 26, 2004) With R. K. Rana, V. S. Murthy, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Counter-ion Condensation Induced Assembly of Cationic Polymers into Spherical Micro-clusters." AIChE 2004 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (November 10, 2004) With V. S. Murthy, R. K. Rana, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Developing Amorphous Nanoparticle-Supported Molybdenum Oxide via Sol-Gel Chemistry as an Oxidation Catalyst." AIChE 2004 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (November 10, 2004) With M. O. Nutt, W. V. Knowles, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Developing Nanoparticle-based Hollow Microspheres as a Platform for a Fluorescence-based Sensor." AIChE 2004 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (November 11, 2004) With R. Yoo, P. E. Laibinis, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Experimental and Theoretical Study on the Evolution of CdSe Nanoparticle Size Distributions." AIChE 2004 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (November 12, 2004) With Z. Mu, S. Asokan, K. Zygourakis, K. Ausman, V. L. Colvin, N. V. Mantzaris, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Molecular Engineering of Novel Nano-supported Vanadium Oxide Catalysts." 228th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (August 24, 2004) With E. I. Ross, I. E. Wachs, M. S. Wong, and W. V. Knowles

     
     

    "Morphosynthesis of Silica Structures by Charge-driven Assembly of Nanoparticles and Salt-bridged Polyamine Aggregates." AIChE 2004 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (November 12, 2004) With R. K. Rana, V. S. Murthy, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Nano-supported Metal Oxides as a New Type of Catalyst Structure." 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (March 28, 2004) With M. S. Wong, W. V. Knowles, J. M. Jehng, X. Wang, T. J. Kim, L. Ross, and I. E. Wachs

     
     

    "Nanoparticle Assembly via Counterion Condensation Induced Formation of Polyamine Soft Microclusters." Eighteenth Annual Summer Research Colloquium of the Rice Quantum Institute (RQI), Houston, TX. (August 6, 2004) With V. S. Murthy, R. K. Rana, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Nanoparticle-Supported WOx/ZrO2: A Comparative Study for Methanol Oxidation." AIChE 2004 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (November 10, 2004) With W. V. Knowles, E. I. Ross, I. E. Wachs, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Nanoparticle-supported WOx/ZrO2: A Comparative Study for Methanol Oxidation." 228th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (August 23, 2004) With W. V. Knowles, E. I. Ross, I. E. Wachs, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "One-Pot Preparation of Non-Silicate Hybrid Hollow Microspheres via Nanoparticle Self-assembly." AIChE 2004 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (November 12, 2004) With J. Yu, V. S. Murthy, R. K. Rana, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Pd-on-Au Bimetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts for Trichloroethylene Hydrodechlorination." AIChE 2004 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (November 11, 2004) With M. O. Nutt, J. B. Hughes, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Polymer-induced Self-assembly of Silica Nanoparticles into Microshells." 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (March 30, 2004) With V. S. Murthy, R. K. Rana, J. Yu, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Self-assembled Hybrid Hollow Microspheres as a Photosensitizer Carrier." AIChE 2004 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (November 9, 2004) With J. Yu, P. Diagaradjane, A. M. Yaseen, B. Anvari, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Synthesis and Characterization of High-quality CdSe Nanocrystals in Dowtherm Fluids." AIChE 2004 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (November 9, 2004) With S. Asokan, A. R. Carreon, Z. Mu, K. M. Krueger, A. Alkhawaldeh, V. L. Colvin, M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Synthesis and Photocatalysis of Water-soluble CdSe Quantum Dots." Eighteenth Annual Summer Research Colloquium of the Rice Quantum Institute (RQI), Houston, TX. (August 6, 2004) With Z. Mu and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "The Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoparticle-supported Palladium for the Catalytic Dechlorination of Trichloroethylene." 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (April 1, 2004) With M. O. Nutt, J. B. Hughes, M. S. Wong

     
     Other
     

    "Controlling The Formation Of Nanoparticle/polymer Hybrid In Microfluidic Devices." AIChE 2007 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. (November 6, 2007) With Gautam C. Kini, Sibani Lisa Biswal

     
     

    "Deactivation Characteristics Of Pd/Au Nanoparticle Catalysts by Chloride and Sulfide For The Aqueous Hydrodechlorination of Trichloroethylene." AIChE 2007 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. (November 6, 2007) With Kimberly N. Heck, Yu-lun Fang, Pedro Alvarez, and Michael O. Nutt

     
     

    "Effect of Chloride and Sulfide on the Activity of Pd and Pd-on-Au Nanoparticle Catalysts for Water-Phase Hydrodechlorination." North American Catalysis Meeting 20th NAM, Houston, TX. (June 19, 2007) With K. N. Heck, M. O. Nutt, Y.-L. Fang, P. Alvarez

     
     

    "Formation of Porous Aluminosilicate Microspheres Via Nanoparticle Assembly." AIChE 2007 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. (November 6, 2007) With Shyamala Benegal

     
     

    "Immobilization And Testing Of Pd-on-Au Nanoparticles for Catalyzed Trichloroethene Hydrodechlorination in Water." 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. (November 5, 2007) With Yu-Lun Fang, Kimberly N. Heck, Xianhuai Huang, Qilin Li, Pedro J. J. Alvarez

     
     

    "Immobilization of Pd-on-Au Nanoparticle Catalysts for Aqueous-phase Trichloroethene and Chloroform Hydrodechlorination." North American Catalysis Meeting 20th NAM, Houston, TX. (June 18, 2007) With Y.-L. Fang, N. Akcin, K. N. Heck, M. O. Nutt, P. Alvarez

     
     

    "In-Situ Monitoring Of Catalyzed Aqueous-Phase Trichloroethylene Hydrodechlorination Using Pd-On-Au Nanoshells Via Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy." AIChE 2007 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. (November 6, 2007) With Kimberly N. Heck, Naomi J. Halas

     
     

    "New Insights Into The Solid Acidity Of Supported WO3/ZrO2 Catalysts." AIChE 2007 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. (November 6, 2007) With Israel E. Wachs, Elizabeth I. Ross-Medgaarden, William V. Knowles, Taejin Kim

     
     

    "Synthesis of Near-Infrared-Absorbing Nanoparticle-Assembled Capsules." 2007 TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) Mid-Year Conference, Austin, TX. (April 4, 2007) With Jie Yu, Mohammad A. Yaseen, Bahman Anvari

     
     

    "Synthesis of Near-Infrared-Absorbing Nanoparticle-Assembled Capsules." Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Annual Student Poster Competition, Rice University, Houston, TX. (March 17, 2007) With Jie Yu, Mohammad A. Yaseen, Bahman Anvari

     
     

    "Transport And Reaction In Multilayered Spheres." AIChE 2007 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. (November 6, 2007) With Enrique Munoz

     
     

    "Assisted Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles into Hollow Microspheres." 226th ACS National Meeting, New York, NY. (September 10, 2003) With V. S. Murthy, J. N. Cha, G. D. Stucky, M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Characteristics of Polymer Nanoparticles ('Polymer Nanoparticoils')." AIChE 2003 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (November 19, 2003) With I. Stepanek, P. P. Bhat, J. H. Han, M. S. Wong and M. Pasquali

     
     

    "Environmental Nanocatalysis: Results with Au NP-supported Pd." CBEN Principal Investigators Meeting, Rice University, Houston, TX. (December 2, 2003) With M. Nutt, J. Hughes, V. Colvin, M. S. Wong

     
     

    "From Random Coils to Hard Spheres: Rheology of Polymer 'Nano-particoils'." Annual APS March Meeting, Austin, TX. (March 5, 2003) With I. Stepanek, P. Bhat, J. H. Han, M. Pasquali, M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Microstructure of Polymer 'Nano-particoils' from Small Angle Neutron Scattering." Annual APS March Meeting, Austin, TX. (March 7, 2003) With P. Bhat, I. Stepanek, J. H. Han, M. Pasquali, M. S. Wong

     
     

    "The Nature of Highly Unusual Tungsten Oxo Species in Tungstated Zirconium Oxide Nanoparticle-Based Mesoporous Material." 18th North American Catalysis Society Meeting, Cancun, Mexico. (June 1-6, 2003) With W. V. Knowles, J.-M. Jehng, J. Y. Ying, I. E. Wachs, M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Copolypeptide-Mediated Assembly of Nanoparticles into Hollow Microspheres." 2002 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (April 2002)

     
     

    "Copolypeptide-Mediated Assembly of Nanoparticles into Hollow Microspheres." AIChE 2002 Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. (November 8, 2002)

     
     

    "Supramolecular Templating of Thermally Stable Crystalline Mesoporous Metal Oxides Using Nanoparticulate Precursors." Nanoporous Materials ? III, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (June 13, 2002)

     
     

    "Whispering Gallery Mode Emission and Lasing from Hierarchically Assembled Quantum Dot Spherical Microcavities." 2002 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (April 2002) With [32] M. H. Bartl, J. N. Cha, M. S. Wong, A. Popitsch, G. D. Stucky

     
     

    "Assembly of Functional Materials Using Nanoparticles as Building Blocks for Catalysis, Separations, and Drug Delivery." Rohm and Haas Company, Spring House, PA. (November 2001) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Hydrothermally-Treated Nanocrystalline Sulfated Zirconia-Based Materials: Catalytic Enhancement For 1-Butene Skeletal Isomerization." Second World Congress on Environmental Catalysis, AIChE 1998 Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL. (November 1998) With M. S. Wong, J. Y. Ying

     
     

    "Nanostructured Zirconia-Based Acid Catalysts." AIChE 1999 Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX. (November 1999) With M. S. Wong, J. Y. Ying

     
     

    "Structure and Catalytic Properties of High Surface Area Mesoporous Phosphated Zirconium Oxide." 213th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (April 1997) With M. S. Wong, J. Y. Ying

     
     

    "Supramolecular Templating of Mesoporous Tungstated Zirconia." AIChE 2000 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. (November 2000) With M. S. Wong, J. Y. Ying

     
     

    "Supramolecular Templating of Mesoporous Zirconia-based Nanocomposite Catalysts." Union Carbide, Charleston, WV. (May 2000) With M. S. Wong, J. Y. Ying

     
     

    "Supramolecular Templating of Nanoporous Transition Metal Oxides: Phosphated Zirconium Oxide." 4th International Union of Materials Research Societies ? International Conference in Asia (IUMRS-ICA), Chiba, Japan. (September 1997) With M. S. Wong, J. Y. Ying

     
     

    "Supramolecular Templating of Nanoporous Zirconia-Silica for Solid Acid and Oxidation Catalysis." 5th International Union of Materials Research Societies ? International Conference on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM), Beijing, China. (June 1999) With M. S. Wong, H. C. Huang, J. Y. Ying

     
     

    "Surfactant-Mediated Synthesis and Characterization of a Mesoporous Mixed Oxide Acid Catalyst." 1997 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. (December 1997) With M. S. Wong, J. Y. Ying

     
     

    "Synthesis and Characterization of Zirconium Oxide Mesoporous Molecular Sieves." Third International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO ?96), Kona, HI. (July 1996) With M. S. Wong, D. M. Antonelli, J. Y. Ying

     
     

    "The Facile Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Semiconductor (CdSe) Quantum Dots." 221st ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA. (April 2001) With M. S. Wong, G. D. Stucky

     
     Posters
     

    "Engineering Nanocatalysts Using Pd-Au Nanoparticles for Trichloroethylene Remediation." Department of Chemical Engineering Annual Student Poster Competition, Rice University, Houston, TX. (February 28, 2004) With M. Nutt, J. Hughes, V. Colvin, M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Hollow Microspheres from Instantaneous Assembly of Nanoparticles." Department of Chemical Engineering Annual Student Poster Competition, Rice University, Houston, TX. (February 28, 2004) With V. S. Murthy, J. N. Cha, G. D. Stucky, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Nano-Supported Metal Oxide Catalysts: A New Class of Catalytic Materials." 13th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC), Paris, France. (July 11-16, 2004) With I. E. Wachs, M. S. Wong, W. V. Knowles, J.-M. Jehng, X. Wang, T. J. Kim and E. I. Ross

     
     

    "Optimization of a Porogen Templated Xerogel Preparation Method for Producing Supported Metal Oxide Catalysts on Zirconia Xerogel Supports." 2004 Nano Summit, Houston, TX. (July 29, 2004) With P. Sarangapani, W. V. Knowles, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Rapid Formation of Hollow Microspheres through Nanoparticle Self-assembly." 2004 Nano Summit, Houston, TX. (July 29, 2004) With R. K. Rana, V. S. Murthy, J. Yu, and M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Synthesis of High-quality CdSe Quantum Dots in Heat Transfer Fluids." Third Annual CBEN NanoDays Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX. (October 29, 2004) With S. Asokan, A. R. Carreon, Z. Mu, K. M. Krueger, A. Alkhawaldeh, V. L. Colvin, M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Physicochemical Properties of Novel Polymer Nanoparticles." Annual APS March Meeting, Austin, TX. (March 3, 2003) With J. H. Han, I. Stepanek, P. P. Bhat, M. Pasquali, M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Quantum Dots for Off-On Biological Labeling." Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (CLEO/QELS 2002), Long Beach, CA. (May 2002) With [34] J. L. Nadeau, K. H. Nealson, M. S. Wong, G. D. Stucky

     
     Workshops
     

    "Nanoparticle-supported Metal Oxides: Synthesis Strategies and Opportunities in Catalysis." Gordon Research Conference on Catalysis, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH. (June 27 - July 2, 2004) With M. S. Wong, M. O. Nutt, and W. V. Knowles

     
     

    "Design and Fabrication of Nanoparticle-Based Materials for Catalytic and Encapsulation Applications." Bionanotechnology Workshop, Texas/United Kingdom Collaborative Research Initiative, Houston, TX. (May 12, 2003) With M. S. Wong

     
     

    "Design and Fabrication of Nanoparticle-Based Materials for Catalytic and Encapsulation Applications." 2nd Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (JAFOE), Tokyo, Japan. (October 24-26, 2002)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Chemistry of Materials, ACS. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Elsevier. (2012 - 2012)

     Other, Proceedings for the Third Topical Conference on Nanoscale Science & Engineering, AIChE Annual Meeting. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). (2003 - 2003)

     Editor for Special Issue, Nanotechnology. (2004 - 2004)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Nanomaterials. Hindawi Publishing Co.. (2007 - 2007)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Sreedevi Upadhyayula, PhD, chemical engineering Akylation of aromatics with alcohols over parge pore molecular sieves. (2001) (Thesis Committee Member)

     PhD, chemistry Advances in molecular electronics: Synthesis and testing of potential molecular electronic devices. (2002) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Stephanie Chanteau, PhD, chemistry Synthesis of conjugated molecules: from electronics to MoleculART. (2003) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Tushar Prasad, MS, applied physics Superprism phenomenon in photonic crystals: Guiding the path of light. (2003) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Chad Stearman, PhD, chemistry Design, synthesis and screening of chiral binaphthyl ketones for catalytic asymmetric epoxidation. (2003) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Joshua Jurs, PhD, chemistry Development and testing of flame retardant additives and polymers. (2003) (Thesis Committee Member)

     John Thurston, PhD, chemistry Synthetic, structural and thermal decomposition studies of heterobimetallic bismuth-based coordination complexes. (2003) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Zuze Mu, MS in Chemical Engineering Synthesis, Characterization, and Performance Properties of Water-soluble CdSe Quantum Dots for Visible-light Photocatalysis. (2004) (Thesis Director)

     Raj Wahi, PhD in Chemistry Nanocrystalline Titania: Controlling Physical Properties and Photocatalytic Behavior. (2004) (Thesis Committee Member)

     PhD, Chemistry Dr. Timothy M. Fulghum. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

     PhD, Chemistry Dr. Karl M. Krueger. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Dr. Tushar Prasad, PhD, Applied Physics Dr. Tushar Prasad. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

     PhD, Bioengineering Dr. M. Abbas Yaseen. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Lori A. Pretzer, PHD Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Properties of Versatile Au-Based Nanocatalysts. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Sravani Gullapalli, PHD Advanced Synthesis Techniques and Characterization of Functional Semiconductor Nanomaterials. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Sumedh Warudkay, PHD Re-engineering the Alkanolamine Absorption Process to Economize Carbon Capture. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Zhun Zhao, PHD Catalytic Oxidation Properties of Palladium-decorated Gold Nanoparticles. (2014) (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     AIChE South Texas Section Best Applied Paper, (2006, 2011, 2013)

     Guest Professorship, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian, China,

     Brasil@ Rice Faculty Travel Grant, (2014)

     Guest Professorship, University of Houston,

     AIChE South Texas Section Best Fundamental Paper Award,

     Rice University Graduate Student Association Faculty Teaching/Mentoring Award,

     Simmons Family Foundation Collaborative Research Grant Award,

     AIChE South Texas Section Best Fundamental Paper Award,

     IBB Hamill Innovations Award,

     Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) Medical Innovations Award,

     '37 Under 36' Young Innovator Award, Smithsonian Magazine (2007)

     Non-tenured Faculty Award, 3M (2007)

     Smithsonian Magazine "37 Under 36" Young Innovator Award,

     Invited Participant, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Symposium (2004)

     Smalley/Curl Fund for Innovation, CNST (2004)

     Ralph E. Power Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (2003)