Micromeritics Instrumentation Grant Award Winner

Particle & Surface Sciences are pleased to announce the selection of Professor Suresh Bhatia of the University of Queensland as a Micromeritics Instrumentation Grant Award Winner. The Micromeritics ASAP 2020 Micropore/Chemisorption Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System has been awarded to Professor Suresh Bhatia of the Division of Chemical Engineering after careful consideration by a special Grant Selection Committee set up by the president of Micromeritics Instruments.

The Department’s research focuses on characterization, adsorption, reaction, and transport properties of nanoporous materials. Professor Suresh Bhatia, Principal Investigator states,

“The ASAP 2020 micropore option is essential for our ongoing activities on characterization of carbons and other microporous solids. Here we have developed a new density functional theory technique considering wall thickness heterogeneity, and are currently investigating the temperature as well as adsorptive dependence of micropore accessibility in carbons. We are also studying reactivity of carbons and its relation to structure, where the chemisorption option will provide the capability to investigate active sites on the carbon surface.”

According to Preston Hendrix, Micromeritics’ President, “This program is designed to promote and advance the acquisition and use of particle characterization instrumentation not generally available through other means to non-profit universities and institutions. We are very proud and excited to present this award in an ongoing grant program to support important research.”

Micromeritics’ Instrument Grant Program is intended to provide particle characterization instruments to non-profit universities and research organizations for the purpose of fostering and supporting meritorious research projects. A maximum of one instrument/integrated system will be awarded per calendar quarter. www.micromeritics.com

Particle & Surface Sciences (www.pss.aus.net) also offer a wide-ranging programme of support solutions, including installation and service of all instruments by factory trained technicians, an Analytical Laboratory and a Sales Department to assist with your enquiries. PsS™ will be running a series of seminars across Australia during the months of July and August 2007. Please visit the PsS™ website for more information on the locations.

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