Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate wins prize

A picture of Sharon Abner, with the paper copy of the award she won and the UofG CEPS Logo Cornerstone

Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate, Sharon Abner, recently won the J.P. Hobson Prize for the best oral presentation at the 2023 Surface Canada Forum. Her presentation looked at fabricating and inexpensive, yet efficient catalysts for CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR to combat the drastic increase in greenhouse gas emissions). Using electrochemical conversion of captured CO2 to create industrial low-carbon chemicals and synthetic fuels can provide a way to repurpose CO2 gas.

A microscopic view of a green substance points to a chemical diagram explaining it