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Tom Manz featured in Eye on Research column and in the Las Cruces Sun-News

Eye on Research: Chemical Engineering professor studies alternative fuel http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/education/2016/07/03/federal-grant-fund-five-year-nmsu-project/86655996/ 

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Manz awarded NSF I-Corp grant

Dr. Thomas Manz has been awarded a $50,000 National Science Foundation I-Corp grant (where the “I” stands for Innovation) through the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) to execute the project, “New Selective Oxidation Catalysts to Reduce Energy Requirements and Waste Products.” “The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) is a set of activities and programs that prepares…
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Ordered Electronic Phase on Capacitor Plates for Electromagnetic Shielding and Inductance Applications

Description: My experiments revealed a new type of ordered electronic phase in charged parallel capacitor plates. These experiments showed a strong attractive force between the capacitor plates similar to but much stronger than the Casimir force. This new electronic phase exhibits very high inductance and low electrical resistance which potentially makes it well-suited for shielding…
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Manz’ research group awarded XSEDE time

The Manz research group was recently awarded a supplement of 100,000 computational hours of time on the XSEDE network for the period ending March 31, 2015.  In addition, XSEDE provided an educational grant of 50,000 computational hours that were recently used by fourteen students in the CH E 491 Special Topics: Calculation of Material and Molecular Properties…
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Manz funded by NMSGC

Dr. Thomas Manz has been funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) in the amount of $15,000 to execute a project entitled, “Ordered Electronic Phase on Capacitor Plates for Electromagnetic Shielding and Inductance Applications.”

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Manz, Yang, and Arrowhead Center file nonprovisional patent application

Arrowhead Center, Tom Manz, and CHME graduate student Bo Yang filed a nonprovisional patent application on catalysts and a low temperature liquid-phase process for direct alkene epoxidation using molecular oxygen as the oxidant. The catalysts are Zr and Hf-based organometallic complexes that can directly epoxidize alkenes like ethylene that do not have any allylic hydrogen…
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Article by Manz et al. makes cover of JCTC

An article by Thomas Manz and co-authors entitled, “Expanding the Scope of Density Derived Electrostatic and Chemical Charge Partitioning to Thousands of Atoms,” Lee, N. Gabaldon Limas, D. J. Cole, M. C. Payne, C.-K. Skylaris, and T. A. Manz; Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 10 (2014) 5377-5390 appears on the front cover of the journal.

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Developing Correlations between Spectroscopic Results and Computed Net Atomic Charges

Description: In this project, quantum chemistry calculations will be performed to compute the net atomic charges of various transition metal solids. Using linear (or higher order polynomial) regression, the computed net atomic charges will be correlated to published core electron binding energies that were measure with x-ray photoelectron spectroscropy (XPS). (These correlations will be useful…
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CHME research noted in C&EN

A recent peer-reviewed journal article authored by Dr. Tom Manz and Ph D student Bo Yang and published in the Royal Society of Chemistry Advances has been noted in Chemical & Engineering News.   The article used computational chemistry to predict catalyst structures for oxidizing propene to propylene oxide using molecular oxygen as the oxidant. Propylene oxide…
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Manz increases research time on XSEDE supercomputers

Tom Manz’s proposal for computational hours on XSEDE was accepted, giving his research group 283,580 computational hours on the Trestles cluster at the San Diego Supercomputing Center and the Stampede cluster at the Texas Advanced Computing Center for the period April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

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