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Catalyst Design Lab
Madelyn Ball - Assistant Professor


November 2023: Our perspective article, written in collaboration with Dr. Oishi Sanyal and her group, is published in AIChE Journal. The perspective is featured on the cover of the November 2023 issue. 

Cover of AIChE Journal 

September 2023: The group attend the Tri-State Catalysis Society symposium hosted at WVU! Majed, Mihir, and Rachel present posters of their work. 

Group at fall 2023 Tri-State Catalysis Society symposium

August 2023: Ph.D. student Paul Monday joins the group! Undergraduate researchers Reece Stevenson and Emma Zaleski join the group. 

July 2023: Summer undergraduate researchers Gia and Ethan present their results at the WVU Undergraduate Research Symposium.

May 2023: Undergraduate researcher Gia Monte joins the group as a visiting summer student and Ethan continues his work as a part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience! 

February 2023: Our collaborative award on the development of membrane reactors was highlighted during the annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. Mani and Rachel presented their research to members of the West Virginia State Legislature and Executive Branch. 

Mani, Dr. Ball, and Rachel at the WV Capitol Building

January 2023: Ph.D. student Mihir Kulkarni and undergraduate researchers Bryce Clutter and Justin Fluharty join the group!

Dr. Ball is featured by Statler College, highlighting recent funding from ACS PRF.

November 2022: Dr. Ball and Mani attend the annual AIChE meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Mani presents his research at the Undergraduate Student Poster Competition. 

Dr. Ball and Mani in front of Mani's poster at AIChE

October 2022: Ethan joins the group as an undergraduate researcher! 

September 2022: The group attends the Tri-State Catalysis Society meeting in Columbus, OH. Majed presents his work on CO2 conversion catalysts. 

Majed standing by his poster

July 2022: Mani and Rachel present their summer research at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium! We're so proud of all the work they've put in this summer! 

Rachel in front of her poster Mani in front of his poster

June 2022: Rachel joins the lab and Mani continues his work as a part of the WVU Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. 

January 2022: Mani, Ray, and Meg join the lab as undergraduate researchers! 

September 2021: The Catalyst Design Lab is founded in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at WVU! Majed and Caleb join the group as founding members.