Xun’s Nature Catalysis work gets highlighted

The work of Xun Guan, recently published at Nature Catalysis, is highlighted in the News & Views session of Nature Catalysis. Congrats to Xun! And we are grateful for the support and appreciation from the community!

Below is the figure from the News & Views of Nature Catalysis.

Fig. 1
A microbe–semiconductor hybrid was constructed by interfacing CO2/N2-fixing bacterium X. autotrophicus with cadmium telluride (CdTe) quantum dots (QDs) for simultaneous photocatalytic fixation of CO2 and N2 with internal quantum efficiencies approaching the theoretical limits. When this biohybrid system was adopted for protein synthesis, the production rate was comparable to, if not higher than, most conventional crops such as potato, rice and wheat. hv, incident photon; e, electron; h+, hole; Sred/Sox, redox species in reduced/oxidized form.

Danlei Xiang receives the UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship!

Our graduate student Danlei Xiang receives the 2022-2023 UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF), among other chemistry & biochemistry graduate student researchers in the department. With a $20,000 stipend plus standard tuition and fees, the DYF is intended to support doctoral students who are within one year of completing and filing their dissertations. Congratulations, Danlei!

Chong receives the NSF CAREER Award!

Chong receives the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. We are grateful for NSF’s five-year support for us to develop solution catalysis containing seemingly incompatible steps. Thank you very much!

The news report at UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry can be found here.