News

2018


October 1, 2018

We have another new member! Welcome to Giulia Catalini, who joins us for several months as a visiting masters student.


September 2018

Welcome to UROP’s Kelly Wu, Charles Drucker, Christine Zhang, and Sophie Dolan, and welcome back to Julia Wainwright! These undergraduate students are joining our research team for the fall semester.


June 2018

Welcome to UROP’s Julia Wainwright, Amanda Code, Yutao Huang, Natasha Batten, and Jim Owens! These undergraduate students are joining our research team for the summer.


May 22, 2018

Congratulations to Yunfei Zhang for defended her Ph.D. thesis today, “Development of Stimulus-responsive Polydiacetylene Systems for Molecular Colorimetric Detection”!


May 9, 2018

Congratulations to the newly-minted Dr. Tonghan Gu for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis, “Experimental and Computational Study of Mass Transport in Novel Emulsion Systems: Strategies for Reaction Engineering and Microparticle Preparation”!


May 7, 2018

Welcome to Prof. Werner Ewald Van Zyl and Dr. Vashen Moodley! Werner and Vashen are visiting our group for ten days from Univ. KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.


May 2, 2018

Wenda Tian successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis, “Nanostructured Electroactive Polymeric Composites for Energy Storage and Separation Applications” this morning. Congrats Dr. Tian!


May 1, 2018

Welcome to Lokesh Padhye, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, who is visiting our group from New Zealand until May 30!


February 22, 2018

Welcome to Mim Rahimi, who joins us as a Postdoctoral Associate!


January 2018

Welcome to Chun Man Chow and Cameron Halliday, our two new first year students!


2017


December 4, 2017

Please join the invited seminar talk by Dr. Markus Gallei from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. The seminar will be held on Monday, 9:30 am – 10:30 am in room 66-360. An abstract of the talk can be found here.


October 13, 2017

Welcome to Satoshi Morikawa, who joins us as a visiting scientist!


September 18, 2017
Welcome to Subrahmaniam Hariharan, who is joining us as a Postdoctoral Associate!


August 23, 2017
Congratulations to Ankur Gupta for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis, “Formation of Nanoemulsions and Entrapped Microdroplets”


September 6, 2017
Welcome to Raphael Heinzler and Michael Massen-Hane, who are joining the group as visiting students!


June 1, 2017
Welcome to Katherine Philips, who is joining us as a Postdoctoral Associate!


May 24, 2017
Congratulations to Mikhil Ranka for completing his PhD thesis “Conformational Investigations of a Model Polyzwiterion and Its Applications in Oil Recovery”!


May 10, 2017
The Hatton Lab develops a new way to clear pollutants from water. See the research in from Xiao Su, Kai-Jher Tan and Johannes Elbert highlighted on MIT News! Link: http://news.mit.edu/2017/electrochemical-clear-pollutants-water-0510


April 28, 2017
Congratulations to Beth Tuths for winning the School of Engineering Mandigo Infinite Mile Award, for service to the Chemical Engineering Department and the Practice Award!


April 21, 2017
The Hatton lab fights child malnutrition with nanoscience. Check out Tonghan Gu’s work with the Tata center highlighted on MIT News on developing novel milkshake solutions for India! Link: http://news.mit.edu/2017/fighting-child-malnutrition-with-nanoscience-0421


February 1, 2017
Welcome to Miao Wang for joining as a PhD Candidate!


2016

October 15, 2016
Congratulations to Xiao Su for completing his PhD thesis “Organometallic Interfaces for selective electrochemical separations”!


August 1, 2016
Congratulations to Professor Hatton and Xiao Su for receiving a $40,000 Clean Energy Research Grant from the MassCEC Catalyst Program! This award sponsors their work in electrochemically-mediated water purification for treating contaminants of concern through an energy efficient and sustainable technology.

Link: http://www.masscec.com/about-masscec/news/baker-polito-administration-awards-280000-clean-energy-grants-massachusetts


July 8, 2016
Congratulations to Xiao Su for being featured on J-WAFS Food and Water News. See details here: A ChemEng PhD’s Pursuit of new technology to keep water clean.


April 8, 2016
Congratulations to the Redox Water Solutions team from the Hatton Group on winning both of the Water Innovation Prize and the Veraqua Prize!
See details at http://www.mitwaterinnovation.com/


February 1, 2016
Welcome to Cameron Halliday to the Hatton Group as a visiting student!


2015

March 12, 2015
Wenda Tian won Best Poster Award for her research at the 2015 Polymer Day Symposium. Congratulations!


March 4, 2015
Congratulations to Prof. T. Alan Hatton and research engineer Takuya Harada for their work on carbon capture being featured in ACS News!


February 17, 2015
Congratulations to Prof. T. Alan Hatton for being appointed an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne!


February 17, 2015
Welcome Yinying Ren, Fan He, and Ryan Shaw to the Hatton Group as PhD students!


February 2, 2015
Congratulations to Prof. T. Alan Hatton and PhD candidate Aly Eltayeb for their research work on carbon capture being featured in The Boston Globe!


2014

July 2, 2014
Congratulations to Professor Hatton and Aly Eltayeb for receiving a $40,000 Clean Energy Research Grant from the MassCEC Catalyst Program! This award sponsors their work in Electrochemically-mediated CO2 Capture, in which they will continue optimization of new technology conceived and developed by group alumnus Mike Stern (Thesis) for the capture of carbon dioxide from large-scale power plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This technology can also be used readily at a smaller scale for environmental control in large commercial buildings, and in small enclosed spaces such as submarines and spacecraft. The award will be used to build a small-scale demonstration unit as prototype for full-scale deployment of this scalable technology.


February 20, 2014 
Demetra Achilleos won Best Poster Award for her research at the 2014 MITEI Poster Session. Congratulations!


2013

December 17, 2013
Congratulations to Xianwen Mao for completing his PhD thesis! “Microstructural Manipulation and Architecture Design of Carbon-Based Electrochemical Systems”


November 4, 2013 
Mike Stern recieved the Separations Division Award from AIChE. Congratulations! This award was presented at the AIChE meeting in San Francisco.


October 24, 2013 
Congratulations to Vinay Raman for completing his PhD thesis! “Computational Study of Self-Assembly in Block Copolymer/Superparamagnetic Nanoparticle Composites under External Magnetic Fields”


October 10, 2013 
Congratulations to Mike Stern for completing his PhD thesis! “Electrochemically-Mediated Amine Regeneration for Carbon Dioxide Separations”


June 20, 2013 
Congratulations to Seok Joon Kwon for completing his PhD thesis! “Phase-Equilibrium-Mediated Assembly of Colloidal Nanoparticles”


May 10, 2013
Congratulations to Emily Chang for completing her PhD thesis! “Controlled Emulsion Droplet Solvent Evaporation for Particle Production”