Chemical engineering graduate student wins poster presentation

Rafael Callejas-Tovar, a graduate student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has won a poster presentation at the 1st International Fuel Cells Summer Seminar for Young Scientists 2010, held in Japan.Chemical engineering student Rafael Callejas-TovarCallejas-Tovar, who is advised by Professor Perla Balbuena, received the honor for his poster, "Simulation of the Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Platinum-based Alloy Catalysts for Fuel Cells Using Kinetic Monte Carlo and Density Functional Theory."This summer seminar was organized for the benefit of young scientists, mainly Ph.D. students, with a particular focus on the state-of-the-art technology in the field of fuel cell research and on its future extensions to achieve green innovations.The seminar was hosted by the Fuel Cell Nanomaterials Center/Clean Energy Research Center at the University of Yamanashi in Japan with support from numerous organizations, including New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Yamanashi Prefecture, The Chemical Society of Japan, The Electrochemical Society of Japan, The Society of Polymer Science Japan and The Catalysis Society of Japan.