May 15, 2024: Congratulations Aishee, Sahil, Clare, and Jordana for passing their DCE!


October 20, 2023: We are excited to welcome four new graduate students, Aishee, Sahil, Clare, and Jordana, to our lab!


September 22, 2023: Congratulations Claire on being awarded the People’s Choice Award for the College of Engineering’s 3 minute thesis competition!


August 31, 2023: Congratulations to James Akinola for successfully defending his thesis!


August 4, 2023: We welcome a new postdoctoral researcher Dr. Chayanika Das to the lab. Chayanika will be working on photoelectrochemical water splitting!


July 31, 2023: Congrats Libo on his article in Current Opinions in Electrochemistry, entitled “Challenges and Opportunities in Translating Immobilized Molecular Catalysts from Electrochemical CO2 Reduction from Aqueous-Phase Batch Cells to Gas-Fed Flow Electrolyzers” being accepted!


July 27, 2023: Congrats to Jared and Wendy for passing their Thesis Proposal Exams!


June 26, 2023: Congratulations to Wendy and Ankit (Goldsmith group) for their opinion article “Effects of Ions on Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation and Oxidation of Organics in Aqueous Phase” being accept to Current Opinions in Electrochemistry. Great work!


June 13, 2023: Congrats Libo, Claire, and Kevin (McCrory lab) for their paper “Translating Catalyst-Polymer Composites from Liquid to Gas-fed CO2 Electrolysis: A CoPc-P4VP Case Study” being accepted to ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!


May 17, 2023: Congrats to Christina and Jacki for passing their Doctoral Candidacy Exams!


March 6, 2023: Congratulations Harsh on being awarded a ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for his completed thesis in 2022! This award recognizes outstanding dissertations of any field of study at UM.


March 6, 2023: Congrats James on being selected for the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship! This is the most prestigious award the Rackham Graduate school gives for predoctoral students.


October 11, 2022: We are excited to welcome three new graduate students, Jacquelyn, Christina, and Zhiyang, to our lab!


October 7, 2022: We welcome a new postdoctoral researcher Dr. Rong (Rocky) Ye to the lab. He will be working on machine-learning-guided alloy nanoparticle synthesis and catalytic studies.


October 5, 2022: Congratulations to Cailin on her paper being accepted to JACS Au! “Unveiling the cerium(III)/(IV) structures and charge transfer mechanism in sulfuric acid” was on work done on collaboration with Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source and Bryan Goldsmith’s group.


September 29, 2022: Congrats James for winning best overall graduate student poster at NOBCChE!


September 22, 2022: Congrats James on winning the ChE Graduate Symposium Research Award!


September 8, 2022: Congratulations to Cailin Buchanan for successfully defending her thesis!


September 6, 2022: Congratulations to Danielle Richards for successfully defending her thesis!


July 25, 2022: James was selected as a DowBEST Scholar. He will be participating in the BEST symposium in Midland, Michigan. Congrats James!


July 13, 2022: Congratulations to Harsh Agarwal for successfully defending his thesis!


July 5, 2022: We welcome exchange student Gabriel Floriano Costa from the University of Campinas, Brazil to our group! He will be working on nitrate reduction on Cu/Cu2O composites.


June 30, 2022: Our recent work in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Lab on near-quantitative predictions of coordination structures of transition metal ions was accepted to the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Check it out here!


May 18, 2022: Congrats to Jared and Wendy for passing their Doctoral Candidacy Exams!


May 11, 2022: Congrats to Claire for passing her Thesis Proposal Exam!


May 2, 2022: We welcome a new postdoctoral researcher Dr. Gyan Sharma to the lab. Gyan will be working on photoelectrochemical water splitting!


April 27, 2022: Congrats to Alyssa (SROP 2021) on 1st place in her group in the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium at NC Agricultural and Technical State University! She will be joining us again over the coming summer!


March 21, 2022: Congrats to Harsh for being awarded the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship!


February 11, 2022: James’ work with Goldsmith lab on structure sensitivity of Pt and Rh for aqueous-phase hydrogenation of phenol is now out in The Journal of Chemical Physics! Check it out here.


January 1, 2022: We welcome a new Masters student, Dasol Jun, to our lab!


December 13, 2021: Congrats to Cailin on receiving an honorable mention award at the Graduate Advanced Research Competition at the UM Engineering Research Symposium! This is based on the judges assessment of her poster, research, and presentation quality. Great job!


November 28, 2021: Cailin, James, Harsh, and Prof. Singh gave oral presentations at 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Harsh was awarded the inaugural Transport and Energy Processes Graduate Student Award!


November 23, 2021: Congrats to Cailin for being awarded the Mistletoe Research Fellowship (MRF) in August 2021. The Mistletoe Research Fellowship is a professional development program which awards research grants of $10,000 to postdoctoral fellows and advanced PhD candidates as well as provides the opportunity to collaborate with startups with a high potential for social and humanitarian impact through the MRF Startup Collaboration. Cailin will be using the funds to devote more time and resources towards the sustainability aspect of her thesis work, which is focused on developing a life cycle-technoeconomic assessment (LCA-TEA) model for a cerium redox flow battery (Ce-RFB)!


November 2, 2021: James’ paper on adsorption in the liquid phase, in collaboration with Prof. Charles Campbell, is now out in Journal of Physical Chemistry C!


October 14, 2021: We are excited to welcome two new graduate students, Wendy and Jared, to our lab!


October 11, 2021: Congratulations to Harsh for being awarded the 2021 MCS Student Presentation Award at the 42nd Annual Michigan Catalysis Society Symposium!


October 7, 2021: Danielle’s recent work on electrocatalytic nitrate reduction on Rhodium Sulfide with chloride is now out in Catalysis Science & Technology!


September 29, 2021: Zixuan’s recent work with Evan on comparing electro- and thermocatalytic conversion of nitrate is out in Catalysis Science & Technology!


August 26, 2021: Our recent work on understanding charge transfer in the presence of halides, in collaboration with Goldsmith Lab, is now out in Chemical Science!


August 23, 2021: We are excited to welcome a new postdoc Libo Yao to our group! He will be co-advised by Prof. Charles McCrory and working on CO2 reduction.


June 24, 2021: Harsh presented his work on flow batteries at Columbia University Environmental Engineering Summer Seminar Series!


June 17, 2021: Harsh is awarded the Rackham Graduate Student Research Award!


June 10, 2021: Zixuan successfully defended her PhD Thesis. Congrats Dr. Wang!


June 2, 2021: Cailin and Harsh presented their work on flow batteries in 239th ECS Meeting!


June 1, 2021: Singh Lab is excited to welcome Alyssa who is visiting us for summer (as a part of SROP) from North Carolina A&T University!


May 24, 2021: Singh Lab had a great time enjoying ice cream in warm sunny weather in Ann Arbor!


May 19, 2021: Congrats to Claire for passing the Doctoral Candidacy Exam!


May 4, 2021: Prof. Singh participated as a panelist in the NAWI Unconference session “Prospects for Electrocatalytic Water Treatment”.


May 1, 2021: Singh Lab is excited to welcome a masters student Takaaki and three new undergraduate students, Kiran, Dana, and Angeline!


April 16, 2021: James and Prof. Singh gave talks in ACS Spring Meeting 2021!


April 8, 2021: Congrats to Harsh for receiving the ECS Travel Grant from Energy Technology Division for participation in 239th ECS Meeting!


March 6, 2021: Singh Lab went skiing to celebrate Ben’s graduation in a socially distanced way!

February 23, 2021: Prof. Singh gave a Virtual Department Seminar on, “Electrocatalysis for Redox Flow Batteries and Renewable Fuels” at University of Kansas Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering.


February 8, 2021: Prof. Singh gave a Virtual Department Seminar on, “Linking adsorption to kinetics for aqueous-phase catalytic fuel production and wastewater remediation” to Oregon State Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering.


February 5, 2021: Danielle and James presented posters at Engineering Research Symposium organized by University of Michigan College of Engineering. Danielle’s poster was titled,”Rhodium sulfide (RhxSy) as a halide-resistant nitrate reduction electrocatalyst for wastewater remediation” and James’ poster was titled, “Role of water displacement on adsorption and surface reaction in aqueous phase”.

Congrats to Danielle for receiving Honorable Mention in the Advanced Session category!


January 25, 2021: Prof. Singh gave an invited talk on “The link between adsorption and kinetics for condensed phase and electrocatalytic fuel production and wastewater remediation” at the Michigan Catalysis Society.


January 14, 2021: Prof. Singh gave an invited virtual talk on “Linking Aqueous-phase Adsorption Thermodynamics to the Kinetics of Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation Reactions” at the Catalysis Theory Center of DTU in their Catalysis Webinar Series. If you missed the talk, check it out here!


January 6, 2021: Zixuan and Danielle’s review on electrocatalytic nitrate reduction is published in Catalysis Science & Technology!


December 30, 2020: Singh Lab enjoyed the holidays by doing a virtual escape room. Happy New Year from all of us!


December 26, 2020: Zixuan’s work on tuning the electrochemical nitrate reduction activity by PtRu alloying, in collaboration with Goldsmith Lab, is accepted for publication in Journal of Catalysis. Congrats Zixuan!


December 17, 2020: Congrats to Ben for successfully defending his thesis, “Stability and Cyclability Predictions of Redox Active Organic Molecules for Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries”. He is the first PhD graduate of the Singh Lab and was co-advised by Prof. Levi Thompson. We wish all the best to Dr. Silcox for his future endeavors.


December 3, 2020: Our group’s work on Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries, in collaboration with Goldsmith Lab, where we explain the infuence of anions on V2+/V3+ charge transfer is accepted for publication in Cell Reports Physical Science. This work is highlighted in media by University of MichiganEurekAlert!, and Tech Xplore.


November 16, 2020: Danielle, Harsh, James, Zixuan gave oral presentations and Prof. Singh presented a poster at 2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting!

Check out the talks here:


November 2, 2020: James’ work on temperature dependence of aqueous-phase phenol adsorption is published in Journal of Applied Electrochemistry. Congratulations James!


October 15, 2020: Singh Lab is excited to welcome a new graduate student Claire Yin. She will be co-advised by Prof. Suljo Linic!


October 4, 2020: Ben, Zixuan gave oral presentations and Cailin presented a poster at the virtual 238th ECS Meeting!


October 2, 2020: Congrats to Zixuan for being awarded the 2020 Women in Chemical Engineering Travel Award for the 2020 Virtual AIChE Meeting!


September 25, 2020: Prof. Singh gave a talk on, “Aqueous Phase Hydrogenation of Bio-oil Model Compounds on Platinum Group Metals” in #ChemistsLive event organized by American Chemical Society.


September 17, 2020: An exhaustive review on electrocatalytic hydrogenation of biomass-derived organics by Prof. Singh and researchers from PNNL just appeared in Chemical ReviewsCheck it out here!


August 7, 2020: Our group’s work on Cerium Redox Flow Batteries, where we elucidate the structure and free energies of cerium ions in various electrolytes, was recently published in Inorganic Chemistry. Congrats to Cailin and Spencer for this insightful contribution!


May 25, 2020: Congrats to James for passing his Preliminary Examination!


March 31, 2020: Our group’s work on electrocatalytic hydrogenation, where we provide insights about the Adsorption Thermodynamics of Organics on Platinum and Rhodium in Aqueous Phase, was recently published in the journal ACS Catalysis. Congratulations to James for being the lead author on the paper!


December 24, 2019: Prof. Singh’s work on aqueous phase hydrogenation of phenol and benzaldehyde over platinum group metals was recently published in Journal of Catalysis.


December 4, 2019: Congratulations to Cailin on being selected for the Dow Sustainability Fellowship to support her research for the coming year.
She is one of ten exceptional doctoral candidates from six University of Michigan (U-M) schools and colleges, representing eight different disciplines to be part of the Dow Sustainability 2020 Doctoral Fellows cohort.


November 11, 2019: Ben and Prof. Singh gave talks in AIChE Annual Meeting 2019 held at Orlando, FL.
Ben’s talk was titled “A Kinetic Model for Redox Active Organic Cycling“, Prof. Singh’s talks were titled “Probing the Mechanisms of Aqueous-Phase V2+/V3+ and Ce3+/Ce4+ Redox Reactions for Redox Flow Batteries” on Cailin and Harsh’s work, and “Understanding the Adsorption and Hydrogenation of Model Bio-Oil Compounds in Aqueous Phase” on James’ work.

Prof. Singh also chaired a session “Heterogeneous Catalysis in Liquid Media II


November 8, 2019: Zixuan won best poster award in the Basic Science category (Advanced Research) at Engineering Research Symposium 2019.
Congratulations Zixuan!


September 3, 2019: Our work on Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries, where we provide kinetic insights for the V2+/V3+ redox reaction in various acidic electrolytes, was published in the journal ACS Energy Letters.


August 27, 2019: Prof. Singh gave two talks in ACS National Meeting Fall 2019 held at San Diego, CA on-
Aqueous-phase phenol and benzaldehyde hydrogenation on carbon-supported platinum group metals (Invited) and
Aqueous-phase adsorption energies of model bio-oil compounds on Pt and Rh: Comparison between experiment and theory.


July 31, 2019: Cailin and Harsh, accompanied with Prof. Singh, visited Argonne National Lab to conduct X-Ray Absorption experiments.


July 22, 2019: Prof. Singh’s work with Prof. Charles Campbell at University of Washington, where they develop a bond-additivity model to explain the decline in heats of adsorption in solvents vs. gas phase, was published in the journal ACS Catalysis.


June 26, 2019: Our work in collabration with the Goldsmith group where we elucidate activity and selectivity trends for electrocatalytic nitrate reduction was published in the journal ACS Catalysis. Congrats to Danielle for co-authoring the paper!


June 14, 2019: Congrats to Danielle for passing her Preliminary Examination!


June 7, 2019: Prof. Singh’s postdoctoral work on quantifying adsorption of organic molecules on platinum was recently published in the journal ACS Catalysis.


May 31, 2019: Harsh and Prof. Singh gave talks in 235th ECS Meeting held at Dallas, TX.
Harsh’s talk was titled “Mechanistic Insights of V2+/V3+ Reaction on Glassy Carbon for Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries“, while Prof. Singh’s talk was titled “Probing Adsorption on Platinum Group Metals to Understand Fuel Production Via Electrocatalytic Reduction“.


May 22, 2019: Congrats to Cailin for passing her Preliminary Examination!


May 15, 2019: Congrats to James for passing his Doctoral Candidacy Examination!


May 8, 2019: Harsh passed his Preliminary Examination. Congrats Harsh!


April 30, 2019: Zixuan passed her Preliminary Examination. Congrats Zixuan!


February 19, 2019: Spencer presented his work with Cailin in Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Symposium on understanding Cerium complexes in different aqueous electrolytes. Congrats Spencer!


February 14, 2019: Prof. Singh gives a seminar at the University of Toledo on “Understanding Electrocatalysis for Flow Batteries and Renewable Fuels”.


January 25, 2019: Singh Lab is excited to welcome new Master’s student Rita. She will be working on understanding the effect of pH in VRFBs.


October 29, 2018: Prof. Singh delivers talks on “Nitrate Reduction” and “Electrocatalysts for Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries” at the AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh.


October 16, 2018: James Anikola joins Singh lab. He will be working on electrocatalytic hydrogenation of bio-oil. Welcome!


September 13, 2018: Singh lab is excited to welcome Zixuan Wang and Benjamin Silcox. Zixuan would be working on Nirate reduction, while Ben will be working on improving electrolytes for non-aqueous based redox flow batteries.


August 23, 2018: Cailin joins Singh Lab. Her work will be focussed on understanding the kinetics of Ce3+/Ce4+ redox couple in Cerium based flow batteries. Welcome!


May 16, 2018: Danielle and Harsh passed the Doctoral Candidacy Examination, 2018. Congrats Danielle and Harsh!


January 1, 2018: Assistant Professor Singh joins the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Michigan Ann Arbor after completing his post-doctoral work at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the University of Washington.


October 4, 2017: Singh Lab is excited to welcome its first set of graduate students: Harsh and Danielle!


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