February 16, 2023
Seoni and Mike’s paper “Asymmetric chloride-mediated electrochemical process for CO2 removal from oceanwater” was published in Energy & Environmental Science and Featured by MIT News. Congratulations, Seoni and Mike!
January 1, 2021
Mim’s paper “Carbon Dioxide Capture Using an Electrochemically Driven Proton Concentration Process” was among the top 10 most read papers of the Cell Reports Physical Science journal in 2020. Congratulations, Mim!
November 18, 2020
Kai-Jher Tan received the 2020 AIChE Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award in the area of Adsorption and Ion Exchange for his recent work on developing a heterogeneous redox-active system for the enhanced electrochemical separation of ions in water. Congratulations, Kai-Jher!
March 16, 2020
Prof. Hatton’s interview with NPR Arizona broadcast on “Clean Air: Can Lowering Cost Of Carbon Capture Bring Business On-Board With Climate Change?”. For further information, please click HERE.
March 4, 2020
Dr. Xiao Su, a former Ph.D. student at Hatton Group (currently an Assistant Professor at UIUC) received the 2020 Victor K. LaMer Award from the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry for his dissertation on “Organometallic Redox-Interfaces for Selective Electrochemical Separations”. Congratulations, Xiao!
February 9, 2020
A winter hike at Blue Hills Reservation, Massachusetts!
February 1, 2020
The group welcomes Federico Zucchelli from the University of Pisa, who joins us for seven months to do his master thesis.
The group also welcomes Magdalena Lenz, a visiting Ph.D. student from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany who joins us for several months.
December 9, 2019
Dr. Miao Wang successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations, Miao!
October 1, 2019
Sahag’s new paper on Faradic electro-swing adsorption process for CO2 capture was featured in several presses including:
MIT News, Forbes, Daily Mail, Next Big Future, THE WEEK
August 28, 2019
Dr. Sahag Voskian successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations, Sahag!
May 27, 2019
Dr. Fan He and Dr. Yinying Ren successfully defended their Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations and best of luck at ExxonMobil and McKinsey!
January 3, 2019
New year, new member. Welcome to André Tschöpe, who joins us for several months as a visiting PhD student from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.
November 26, 2018
Welcome to Dr. Nil Ozbek, a new postdoc joining us from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. Welcome, Nil!
November 6, 2018
Thomas Moore, a Ph.D. student at University of Melbourne, is visiting us this week all the way from Australia. Welcome, Tom!
October 16, 2018
Welcome to our newest postdoc, Dr. Ali Hemmatifar, who joins us from the Stanford Department of Mechanical Engineering.
October 1, 2018
We have another new member! Welcome to Giulia Catalini, who joins us for several months as a visiting masters student from University of Pisa in Italy.
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.
A temporary farewell to Chun Man Chow and Cameron Halliday, who are headed first to Houston and then to Dubai with the Practice School. We look forward to seeing you back in Cambridge when you return in December!
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 defending 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!
Welcome to Chun Man Chow and Cameron Halliday, our two new first year students!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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”