Student Award 2022

Ph.D. Candidate Earns 2022 Kokes Award, CATL-ChemCatBio Award

March 14, 2022

Brandon Vance set to present at NAM27 and ACS Spring 2022 Conferences

University of Delaware Ph.D. candidate and NSF Fellow, Brandon Vance, has been award the 2022 Kokes Award for the 27th North American Catalysis Society Meeting (NAM27). This competitive travel award is granted to select students to present their research at the 6-day conference this May at the Hilton Midtown in Manhattan, NY. NAM27 aims to bring together those at the forefront of the technological challenges, breakthrough discoveries, and state-of-the-art industrial research in catalysis. Vance’s presentation, “Developing a Mechanistic Framework for Polyolefin Decomposition,” will be among those highlighted at this premier event for catalysis research.

Vance has also been awarded the CATL-ChemCatBio Graduate Student Travel Award to support his participation in the Spring 2022 American Chemical Society National Meeting to be held March 20-24 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The bi-annual event is the largest gathering of the chemistry community welcoming between 11,000 – 16,000 chemists, engineers, students, and other professionals each Spring and Fall.  Scientists, at all points in their career trajectories, convene to share new research, advance scientific and technical knowledge, and network with colleagues. At the Spring 2022 meeting, Vance will have the opportunity to connect with scientists from across the globe as well as present on “Mechanistic Insights into the Hydrocracking of Polyolefin Plastics Waste.”