Senftle takes second in poster contest at Gordon Research Conference

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Thomas Senftle, graduate student in chemical engineering at Penn State, won second place for his poster presentation at the 2014 Gordon Research Conference on Catalysis, held at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire June 22-27.

His poster was titled "Multi-scale Investigation of Oxide Formation on Pd/ceria Catalysts via DFT and ReaxFF Simulations."

Michael Janik, associate professor of chemical engineerin, and the John J. and Jean M. Brennan Clean Energy Early Career Professor in the College of Engineering, and Adri van Duin, associate professor of mechanical engineering, serve as Senftle's advisers.

The conference theme was "From Art to Science." The event showcased new developments in the fundamentals of catalysis including theoretical and spectroscopic understanding of catalytic surfaces and catalytic reactions.

Last Updated July 18, 2014