Happy New Year!

Briefly back at Shriram just to visit old lab friends during winter break. It's good to see everyone again -- and some new faces! Columbia is beyond my wildest dreams, I'm having a great time, etc etc. I'm updating for two reasons: 1. Congrats to Ethan for securing a spot in this lab for his… Continue reading Happy New Year!

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Nanoreactors (or yolk-shell, nanorattles, reverse bumpy ball, and an assortment of other names)

Monterey was fantastic, thank you for asking! But we're here to check out the science. This week we've been wrapping up some palladium-platinum work but also preparing for a new project: "nanoreactors". First, I retested the PdPt bimetallic alloy with 6.25% Pt. This one initially seemed like an outlier in the graph of light-off curves… Continue reading Nanoreactors (or yolk-shell, nanorattles, reverse bumpy ball, and an assortment of other names)

Cont.?

Hey, audience of zero! I say this because I know that everyone is no longer monitoring their senior project blogs, so my meager viewership has dropped even lower. Nevertheless, I've continued working at the lab, and I find these blog posts to actually be a useful review of what I've done/have been doing. Hence, the… Continue reading Cont.?