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  • Reid and George interviewed on local radio stations

    Reid and Prof. George Huber were recently guests on local radio programs to talk about plastic recycling and the group’s recent paper “Recycling of multilayer plastic packaging materials by solvent-targeted recovery and precipitation” (with work …

  • Jianping highlighted by GLBRC

    GRBRC has published a nice interview Jianping Li, who recently joined the group as a Keegstra Fellow. The interview also features some of Jianping’s beautiful paintings!

  • New paper in Science Advances!

    A new paper from the group on a solvent-mediated approach to recycle multilayer waste plastics was recently published in Science Advances! We developed a computational screening methodology to identify suitable solvent systems for the selective …

  • Van Lehn Group members will attend the 2020 Fall AIChE (Virtual)!

    Our group members will be attending the 2020 Virtual AIChE meeting, scheduled on Monday, November 16 – Friday, November 20. All talks will be pre-recorded and our members will be available for questions in the …

  • New paper from Alex and the Zavala group!

    Alex’s latest paper, entitled “Fast predictions of liquid-phase acid-catalyzed reaction rates using molecular dynamics and convolutional neural networks” has been accepted for publication in Chemical Science! This manuscript was  collaboration with Bruce Jiang and Weiqi …

  • New paper from Atharva and Brad!

    A new paper authored by Atharva and Brad, entitled “Predicting Hydrophobicity by Learning Spatiotemporal Features of Interfacial Water Structure: Combining Molecular Dynamics Simulations with Convolutional Neural Networks,” has been published by The Journal of Physical …

  • Amy wins poster prize

    Congratulations to Amy for winning a poster prize at the UW-Madison Computing in Engineering forum! You can hear Amy describe her work in the YouTube video linked below.

  • Welcome to Jianping!

    We’re very excited to welcome Jianping Li as a GLBRC Keegstra Postdoctoral Fellow! Jianping joins us after completing his Ph.D at Texas A&M and will be co-advised with Professor Christos Maravelias at Princeton University. Welcome …

  • Good luck to Herry!

    We wish the best of luck to Herry Jin who will be starting his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at MIT this fall. Keep an eye for a paper from him soon! Good luck in Cambridge, …

  • New paper by Jonathan

    Jonathan’s paper entitled “Bilayer-mediated assembly of cationic nanoparticles adsorbed to lipid bilayers: Insights from molecular simulations” has been published in the AIChE Journal! This article will be included as part of the 2020 Futures collection. …

  • New funding from DOE!

    We’re very happy to announce that the Center on the Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics – led by Professor George Huber at UW-Madison – will be funded by the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies office. …

  • Zhizhang paper highlighted by GLBRC

    Zhizhang’s recent paper on screening solvent systems for lignin product separation was recently highlighted by the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center – well-done, Zhizhang!

  • Reid receives 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award

    Reid received the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award – thank you to 3M and our sponsors for the award!

  • Newly published papers

    Three new papers have recently been published, including: 1) a study by Alex using molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning to design solvent mixtures for biomass conversion reactions (with the Huber and Dumesic groups), 2) …

  • Brad receives MRSEC Excellence in Open Science Prize

    Brad is the first recipient of the UW-Madison MRSEC Excellence in Open Science Prize! This award recognizes contributions of tools and data to the greater scientific community and higlights Brad’s effort to openly share data. …

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