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Welcome to the Arges Research Lab at LSU in the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering. The principal investigator for the group is Professor Chris Arges. Follow us on Twitter Link (@ArgesLab)!

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Recent News

January 2021 - Congrats to Luis Briceno-Mena and Gokul Venugopalan on their recent publication "Machine learning for guiding high-temperature PEM fuel cells with greater power density" in Patterns (Cell Press). The project was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of EERE AMO and was done in collaboration with Prof. José Romagnoli's group at LSU. Congrats to all!

January 2021 - Congrats to Subarna Kole on her recent publication "Bipolar membrane polarization behavior with systematically varied interfacial areas in the junction region" in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. The project was sponsored by NSF and included the following co-authors: Dr. Bryan Pivovar from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Gokul Venugopalan, Le Zhang, Deepra Bhattacharya, and John Cheng. Congrats to all!

October 2020 - Professor Arges is looking to hire an undergraduate researcher to work on organic acid separations using electrodialysis and electrodeionization. Please email Professor Arges if interested.

September 2020 - Dr. Mario Ramos-Garcés from the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras has joined our group as a Postdoc Researcher. Welcome Mario! We look forward to working with you.

August 2020 - Le Zhang (MS ChE 2018) and Prof. Arges published a paper on water structures at graphene oxide/reduced grapene oxide interfaces in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B. This paper was led by Prof. Revati Kumar and Dr. Rolf David in LSU Chemistry. It also had a contribution from Dr. Aashish Tuladhar from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 

July 2020 - Dr. Varada Menon, former PhD student from the Arges Lab, was recently recognized for her research contributions to polymer science and engineering from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) - Materials Engineering and Sciences Division Area 8A (Polymers). She will receive her award this Fall and give a talk. A story on this award and Varada's research experience at LSU was recently published.

July 2020 - Prof. Arges's paper with Profs. John Flake and Craig Plaisance on electrochemical coupling of methane to ethane and ethylene with platinum electrodes and superacids was published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society.

July 2020 - Our NSF MRI proposal was funded (Lead PI Prof. Kevin McPeak). This award will acquire a near-field optical microscope for spectroscopy (infrared, Raman, Fluorescence, etc) with sub-100 nm resolution. 

May 2020 - Congratulations to Qi Lei! He successfully defended his MS Thesis and his paper was published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A! The paper had contributions from Deepra Bhattacharya in our group as well Ke Li from Professor Kumar's group in Chemistry and Jingya Xiao from Professor Lawrence's group. Much thanks to the other co-authors, Drs. Strzalka and Zhang, at the Advanced Photon Source (Argonne). Finally, this article is part of Journal of Materials Chemistry A's 2020 Emerging Investigators Issue - which Professor Arges was selected for. Congrats to all!

May 2020 - Congratulations to Gokul Venugopalan! His paper on a flexible supercapacitor that operates across a wide temperature range was published in ACS Applied Energy Materials! This was a nice collaboration with Profs. Manas Gartia and Ram Devireddy and Ardalan Chaichi (co-first author). Congrats to all!