Navigation Links
Carnegie Mellon's John Kitchin receives early career award
Date:1/28/2010

PITTSBURGHCarnegie Mellon University's John Kitchin was awarded $750,000 over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Energy for developing new materials for producing hydrogen and oxygen from water using electrochemistry.

"I was elated to hear that my research had been selected for such a prestigious honor,''said Kitchin, an assistant professor in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. "This work tackles one of the primary hurdles in efficiently obtaining hydrogen from water.''

Kitchin is one of 69 researchers nationwide to receive funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as part of the Energy Department's Early Career Research Program. The new effort is designed to bolster the nation's scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during their crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work.

"This research has unlimited potential for helping the United States became more energy efficient as Kitchin and his research team work to find more efficient ways to store energy,'' said Andrew Gellman, head of Carnegie Mellon's Chemical Engineering Department and research director of a new consortium created to support the research program of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) which is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratory system.

Kitchin said his research is a great way to give the nation's "hydrogen economy'' a jumpstart. "Our research is designed to make hydrogen production from water more efficient, which will, ultimately enable the development of future energy systems to store intermittent renewable energy in chemical form and to make better use of biomass to fuel everything from cars to large turbines and factories. The oxygen produced from this process may play a crucial role in helping to manage the CO2 emissions through advanced fossil energy power systems such as oxycombustion and gasification,'' said Kitchin, recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship in 2004 for study at the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin, Germany.

Kitchin completed his B.S. degree in chemistry from North Carolina State in 1996. He received his Master's Degree in 2002 in materials science, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware in 2004. He lives in the city's Point Breeze neighborhood with his wife Neetha and their 1 -year-old daughter Layla.


'/>"/>

Contact: Chriss Swaney
swaney@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-5776
Carnegie Mellon University
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Carnegie Mellons Philip LeDuc discovers new protein function
2. Carnegie Mellon engineers develop machine that visually inspects and sorts strawberry plants
3. Carnegie Mellon researchers receive grant
4. Carnegie Mellon customizing electric cars for cost-effective urban commuting
5. Carnegie Mellon researchers to develop probes to study cellular GPS
6. Carnegie Mellon researchers save electricity with low-power processors and flash memory
7. Technology Review names Carnegie Mellons Treuille as a top young innovator
8. Carnegie Mellon develops innovative method to detect genetic causes of complex diseases
9. Carnegie donates landmark clones to biology
10. Carnegie Mellons Jean VanBriesen leads research team on Monongahela River
11. Carnegie Mellon team makes sequestration recommendations
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... offering. The report forecasts the ... at a CAGR of 12.28% during the period 2016-2020. ... analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market ... also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics was once ... one of the fastest-growing trade shows during the Fastest 50 ... Las Vegas . Winners ... each of the following categories: net square feet of paid ... The 2015 ACMG Annual Meeting was ranked 23 out of ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... 2016   Acuant , the leading ... has partnered with RightCrowd ® to ... Management, Self-Service Kiosks and Continuous Workforce Assurance. ... functional enhancements to existing physical access control ... with an automated ID verification and authentication ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has announced the creation of ... company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ("Propellon" or "the Company"), ... portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 inhibitors for the treatment ... represent an exciting class of therapies, possessing the ... cancer patients. Substantial advances have been achieved with ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital ... Sports Association to serve as their official health ... Methodist Willowbrook will provide sponsorship support, athletic training ... association coaches, volunteers, athletes and families. ... Sports Association and to bring Houston Methodist quality ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce 24 new ... prostate cancer. Members of the Class of 2016 were selected from a pool ... Read More About the Class of 2016 PCF Young Investigators ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...   EpiBiome , a precision microbiome engineering company, ... financing from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The financing will ... its drug development efforts, as well as purchase additional ... has been an incredible strategic partner to us – ... would provide," said Dr. Aeron Tynes Hammack , ...
Breaking Biology Technology: