PYLYPENKO RESEARCH GROUP
Max Shepard will be joining our group as an undergraduate researcher under the MINES FIRST fellowship. Welcome to the group Max!
Sarah received the 2021 AVS Graduate Research Award! Congratulations Sarah!
Sam passed her Thesis Proposal! Congratulations Sam!!!
Svitlana was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure! Congratulations Svitlana!
Olivia Bird received two awards from the Department of Chemistry: the Outstanding Graduating Senior award and the E-Days award! Way to go Olivia!!
Jayson presented and passed his 560 seminar! Congratulations Jayson!
Izzy Lambardia joins our group as the newest undergraduate member!
Congratulations to Dr. Mike Dzara and Dr. Natalie Seitzman for officially
graduating from Mines. We are so happy for you!
Sarah passed her Thesis Proposal! Congratulations Sarah!!
We are excited to welcome Genevieve to our group!! Check out her bio here.
Margaret passed her Thesis Proposal! Congratulations Margaret!!
Natalie had an amazing semester and won the Nellie Yeoh Whetten National AVS Award and she also passed her Thesis Defense! Congrats to Dr. Natalie Seitzman! We are so happy for you!!
Congratulations Svitlana for being named to the 2021-2022 AVS Board of
Directors!! This is a great recognition of all of Svitlana’s hard work at Mines
and as a member of AVS. We are so proud of you Svitlana!
Congrats to Sarah for presenting an invited talk, Microscopy-based, Multi-
scale Characterization of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Devices, at the
Microscopy & Microanalysis Symposium!
Congrats to undergrads Olivia and Sara for receiving the MURF and FIRST fellowships, respectively, to fund their research in our group!
Congratulations to Dr. Mike Dzara for passing his thesis defense! We are so proud of you!
Margaret won 2nd place in analytical division as well as the creative award for the 2020 AVS Twitter poster competition for her story-time poster! You can see the twitter post here.
Sara Kim and Brandon Barton join our group as new undergraduate researchers!
Congratulations Sarah on successful defense of literature review and advancement to PhD candidacy!
Jayson Foster joins the group. Welcome Jayson!
20-25 October 2019: AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition, Columbus,OH:
13-17 October 2019, 236th ECS Meeting, Atlanta, GA:
Sam, Sarah, Margaret, Mike and Svitlana are at the Rocky Mountain Chapter AVS Symposium and Exhibit. Congratulations to Margaret for taking 2nd place in a student poster competition!
Congratulations to 4th year PhD student Mike Dzara for being selected as one of the finalists to compete for the AVS Applied Surface Science Division Student Award at the 2019 National AVS in Columbus!
Congratulations to our undergrads Olivia Bird and Denali Ibbotson for being awarded MURFs (Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowships) for the 2019-2020 academic year!
Check out our pics from Mines AVS Student Chapter retreat in Durango, CO! We wrote several scripts for AVS-AIP educational project and explored Mesa Verde National Park.
Prof. Pylypenko gave a talk at the First Telluride PGM-free Catalysts Workshop
Congratulations to 2nd year PhD student Margaret Fitzgerald for passing her qualifying exam to be admitted to PhD candidacy!
Congratulations to 4th year PhD student Mike Dzara for being accepted as a finalist for the 2019 National AVS Awards!
Dr. Pylypenko gave an invited seminar at UC Irvine titled “Optimizing Electrocatalytic Materials through Multiscale Multitechnique Characterization.”
Congrats to Mike on his recent publication!
Physiochemical Properties of ECS Supports and Pt/ECS Catalysts
Congrats to Mike on his recent publication!
Chemical transformations of UF 4 under controlled temperature and relative humidity
Congrats to Ami and Sam on their recent publication!
Examining Performance and Durability of Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells with Novel Spirocyclic Anion Exchange Membranes
Congrats to Sam on her recent publication!
Toward Optimizing Electrospun Nanofiber Fuel Cell Catalyst Layers: Microstructure and Pt Accessibility
Congrats to Natalie on her recent first-author publication!
Operando X-ray Tomography Imaging of Solid-State Electrolyte Response to Li Evolution
Under Realistic Operating Conditions
Good work Sarah for her recent co-authorship of a recent publication!
Exploring the Interface of Skin-Layered Titanium Fibers for Electrochemical
Sam, Natalie, Mike, Sarah, and Svitlana presented talks at the virtual 2020
ECS PRiME 2020 Symposium. A few group members were also co-authors on
talks presented by various collaborators. Good job, SAM group!
Congrats to Manju for her recent review publication!
Surface and bulk characterization of reservoir and cap-rocks: Past, present, and future
Happy to announce the publication of Mike's latest paper!
Characterizing Complex Gas–Solid Interfaces with in Situ Spectroscopy: Oxygen Adsorption Behavior on Fe–N–C Catalysts
Congrats to Sam for her most recent publication!
Utilizing ink composition to tune bulk-electrode gas transport, performance, and operational robustness for a Fe–N–C catalyst in polymer electrolyte fuel cell
Congrats to Sam for her recent publication!
Impact of electrode thick spot irregularities on polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell initial performance
Congrats Sam and Sarah on their recent publications!
Improving the bulk gas transport of Fe-N-C platinum group metal-free nanofiber electrodes via electrospinning for fuel cell applications
Tuning Gas Adsorption Selectivity and Diffusion Rates in Zeolites with Phosphonic Acid Monolayers
Congratulations to Mike, His most recent paper is out: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and rotating disk electrode measurements of smooth sputtered Fe-N-C films
BIG NEWS from our industrial partner Forge Nano. We collaborated with both companies and look forward to strengthening our partnership: Forge Nano and ALD NanoSolutions combine forces making atomic level manufacturing a reality
Three new papers are out:
3D Atomic Understanding of Functionalized Carbon Nanostructures for Energy Applications
Fabrication of high-performance gas-diffusion-electrode based membrane-electrode assemblies
Mass transport characterization of platinum group metal-free polymer electrolyte fuel cell electrodes using a differential cell with an integrated electrochemical sensor
Check out what our recently funded NSF Partnerships for Innovation project is about: https://www.minesnewsroom.com/news/mines-professor-leading-project-accelerate-commercialization-hydrogen-fuel-cells-electrolyzers
Congratulations to Samantha - she contributed to publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, check it out here!
Congratulations to Sarah for her recent publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. You can see the paper here!
Congratulations to Samantha for her recent publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials. You can see the paper here!
31 May-3 June 2021:
239th ECS Meeting. This virtual
meeting allowed us to watch a lot of talks this year. Sarah presented a talk: "Synchrotron X-Ray Tomography Investigation of Fundamental Degradation Mechanisms in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Water Electrolyzers."
25-30 October 2020:
AVS 67th International Symposium and Exhibition. Natalie won an award for
her thesis work and the rest of the group enjoyed cheering her on virtually!
4-9 October 2020:
2020 ECS PRiME. Although we would’ve loved to be in Hawaii, the virtual
setting allowed us to watch a lot of talks this year with participation from all
8 July 2020:
AVS 2020 International Twitter Poster Competition
Click here to see all the posters!
1-4 June 2020: (postponed)
SIMS USA and Surface Analysis 2020,
22-23 April 2020:
Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium, Golden, CO
20-25 October 2019:
AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition, Columbus, OH.
13-17 October 2019:
236th ECS Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
30 September 2019:
2019 AVS Minnesota Chapter Symposium, St. Paul, MN.
23-24 September 2019:
Advanced Manufacturing and Characterization of Fuel Cell and Electrolyzers Workshop, UConn, Hartford, CT.
12 September 2019:
2019 Annual Symposium of AVS Rocky Mountain Chapter, Westminster, CO.
12-15 July 2019:
Student AVS chapter retreat, Durango, CO.