Published March 22, 2022
Eleni Kyriakidou, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has been awarded " University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Early Career Researcher".
She was recognized for her achievements in advances in catalysis of carbon-hydrogen bond activation and related emissions reduction technologies with both fundamental scientific impact and important practical implications for controlling vehicle emissions.
The Kyriakidou research group at UB advances the use of a variety of different experimental techniques, such as temperature-programmed studies, FTIR spectroscopy, chemisorption of probe molecules, UV-vis spectroscopy, Transmission/Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy-Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Through collaborations with Oak Ridge National Laboratory Kyriakidou's group utilizes highly specialized equipment for the characterization of the nanostructure of catalytic materials.
“In her few short years in the CBE department, Elina has already mentored three Ph.D. students through to graduation, published numerous research contributions in top journals, and brought in substantial research grants to support her lab. On behalf of the department, I am proud of her success and delighted to see it recognized in this way"
-Mark Swihart, SUNY and UB Distinguished Professor and Department Chair