Lehigh University Student Bonny Guo Scores Top Honors at Premier Northeast Catalysis Symposium

With her poster titled "Template-induced structuring and tunable polymorphism of three-dimensionally ordered mesoporous (3DOm) titania materials," Bonny Guo was one of three graduate students to receive top honors on March 14, 2012 in Annandale, NJ.

The annual Spring Symposium of the Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York was held on Wednesday, March 14 at the ExxonMobil Research & Engineering site at Annandale, NJ. The symposium attracted 120 participants from international and national academic, governmental and industrial labs from the USA, France, Spain, Turkey and Thailand. The plenary lecture was given by Prof. P. Sautet-Director of the government research lab at University of Lyon, France. Other speakers were Ms. E. Mikoljaska-Institute of Catalysis and Petroleum Chemistry-Spain, Prof. D. Vlachos-University of Delaware; Dr. D. Barton-Dow Chemical Company; Prof. B. Koel-Princeton; J. Gao-Stevens Institute of Technology; Dr. R. McGuire Jr., MIT; Dr. G. Cao-ExxonMobil; and Dr. E. Stavitski (Brookhaven National Laboratory).

Thirty graduate students vied for best poster presentation from leading northeast universities (Columbia, Stony Brook, Rutgers, Princeton, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology, Lehigh and U. Delaware). Three poster presentations tied for the best poster presentations since the judges felt they couldn’t distinguish among these top three outstanding student presentations. Top honors went to Ms. Qianying (Bonny) Guo (Lehigh University – Chemical Engineering Department graduate student under the supervision of Prof. Mark A. Snyder), Mr. Jie Gao (Stevens Institute of Technology) and Mr. Brian M. Moreno (U. Delaware).

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