News

05/06/2022 - Our paper on heterolytic H2 dissociation and hydrogen spillover was accepted by ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. Congratulations to Divakar, Haoran, Dave, and Dr. Ding!

04/05/2022 - Our ACS Catalysis paper "Heterolytic Dissociation of H2 in Heterogeneous Catalysis" is now published! Check it out. Thanks to LSU library for making it open access!

03/24/2022 - Dr. Ding co-organized and chaired the "Intermetallic Catalysis" symposium in the 2022 ACS spring national meeting. Thanks to all the speakers who contributed to this symposium!

03/22/2022 - Our paper on heterolytic dissociation of H2 was accepted by ACS Catalysis. Congratulations to Divakar and Dr. Ding!

03/15/2022 - Divakar received the prestigious Kokes award from the North American Catalysis Society! This award will support him to attend NAM27 in New York in May 2022. He will present our recent work on atomic layer deposition. Congratulations to Divakar! 

02/03/2022 - Our review article on metal encapsulation for confined catalysis was accepted by RSC Catalysis Book Series Volume 34. Congratulations to all the coauthors (Laibao, Peng, Divakar, and Dr. Ding)!

10/08/2021 - Our work on the construction of inverse metal-zeolite interfaces by area-selective ALD was accepted by ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. Congratulations to all the coauthors (Peng, Laibao, Dave, Divakar, and Dr. Ding)!

10/08/2021 - Our collaborative work with Dr. Younan Xia's group on elucidating the structural dynamics of Pd@Pt core-shell nanocrystals was accepted by Nanoscale (RSC journal). Thanks to our collaborators at GA Tech. Congratulations to all the coauthors (Peng, Yifeng, Qiuxiang, Dr. Xia, and Dr. Ding)!

10/06/2021 - Divakar Aireddy passed his general exam. Congratulations to Divakar! Way to go!

08/26/2021 - Dr. Ding co-organized and chaired a "Natural Gas Catalysis" symposium in the 2021 ACS fall national meeting. Thanks to all the speakers who contributed to this symposium!

08/23/2021 - Dr. Ding co-organized a symposium entitled "Intermetallic Compounds in Catalysis - Enabling Active Site Design" in the 2021 ACS fall national meeting. Thanks to all the speakers who contributed to this symposium!

08/20/2021 - Dr. Peng Zhai finished his postdoc research at LSU and went back to China. Thanks to Peng for all his work. We wish him the best in his future career!

03/19/2021 - Teslim Olayiwola and Xiaoshen Bai joined the Ding group as graduate students. Welcome Teslim and Xiaoshen!

01/01/2021 - Dr. Ding received a grant from UNCAGE-ME, an EFRC led by Georgia Tech. Dr. Ding and his graduate student will work on the selective catalytic reduction of NOx, in collaboration with Lehigh University and Oak Ridge National Lab. Thanks to UNCAGE-ME!

09/15/2020 - Dr. Ding received the LSU LIFT2 grant to support his research on natural gas conversion using bimetallic catalysts. Thanks to LSU!

07/30/2020 - LSU Secures $10M Transmission Electron Microscope with U.S. Army and State Support. Dr. Ding serves as a co-PI on this grant. Congratulations to everyone! 

05/18/2020 - Dr. Ding received Michael R. Mangham Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award. Congratulations!

01/14/2020 - Laibao Zhang's paper "Adsorption of colloidal metal nanoparticles via solvent engineering" was published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations to all the co-authors!

12/12/2019 - Laibao Zhang passed his PhD defense. Congratulations to Laibao! We wish you the best luck in your future career.

11/14/2019 - Dr. Ding gave a talk entitled "Synthesis of Supported Bimetallic Nanoparticles via Surface Inorganometallic Chemistry" in the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.

10/18/2019 - Laibao Zhang gave a poster presentation entitled "Synthesis of supported metal nanoparticles by controlling the interaction between colloidal metal nanoparticles and supports" in the 2019 Southwest Catalysis Society fall symposium in Baton Rouge, LA.

10/18/2019 - Dr. Ding gave an invited talk entitled "Synthesis of Supported Metal Nanoparticles via Weak Interfacial Interactions" in the 2019 Southwest Catalysis Society fall symposium in Baton Rouge, LA.

07/23/2019 - Laibao Zhang passed his general exam. Congratulations to Laibao!

06/26/2019 - Dr. Ding chaired two sessions in the 2019 North American Catalysis Society Meeting in Chicago, IL.

06/26/2019 - Dr. Ding gave a poster presentation entitled "Synthesis of Supported Bimetallic Nanoparticles via Surface Inorganometallic Chemistry" in the 2019 North American Catalysis Society Meeting in Chicago, IL.

05/16/2019 - Divakar Aireddy passed his qualifying exam. Congratulations to Divakar!

04/26/2019 - Dr. Ding attended the 2019 Southwest Catalysis Society spring symposium in Houston, TX.

04/25/2019 - Dr. Ding visited SABIC in Houston and gave a talk entitled "Unconventional Approaches for Natural Gas Conversion".

04/03/2019 - Dr. Ding gave a talk entitled "Synthesis of Supported Bimetallic Nanoparticles via Surface Inorganometallic Chemistry" in the 2019 American Chemical Society Spring Meeting in Orlando, FL.

11/10/2018 - Divakar Aireddy joined the Ding group as a graduate student. Welcome Divakar!

11/02/2018 - Dr. Ding published a paper in Science. Congratulations to all the co-authors!

08/20/2018 - Dr. Peng Zhai joined the Ding group as a postdoc researcher. Welcome Peng!

03/18/2018 - Dr. Ding co-organized and chaired a "Natural Gas Catalysis" symposium in the 255th ACS meeting in New Orleans.

10/25/2017 - Dr. Ding gave an invited talk entitled "Halogen-mediated natural-gas conversion" in the 2017 Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exhibition (LAGCOE) in Lafayette, LA.

06/08/2017 - Dr. Ding gave a talk entitled "Identification of noble metal single atoms using infrared spectroscopy" in the 2017 North American Catalysis Society Meeting in Denver, CO.

05/25/2017 - Dr. Ding received the prestigious ACS-PRF grant to support his research on the OCM reaction. Thanks to ACS-PRF!

05/21/2017 - We started working on the alkane metathesis reaction. Preliminary results are quite encouraging. Without using noble metals and organometallic compounds, we've obtained several percent of propane conversion at low temperatures, with nearly 100% selectivity towards ethane, butanes, and pentanes. We are currently seeking funding for our alkane metathesis research.

05/12/2017 - Laibao Zhang passed his qualifying exam. Congratulations to Laibao!

04/02/2017 - Dr. Ding co-organized and chaired a two-day long "C1 Catalysis" symposium in the 253rd ACS meeting in San Francisco.

03/28/2017 - Our catalytic reactor is fully functioning after a few months of installation and calibration. We've started working on the OCM reaction.

12/21/2016 - Our ALD system has started producing catalysts.

10/31/2016 - Laibao Zhang joined the Ding group as the 1st year graduate student. Welcome Laibao!

07/01/2016 - The Ding research group was launched at LSU!