CISTAR Site Leader Selected to Receive 2018 Giuseppe Parravano Award

Professor William Schneider
William Schneider will accept the award at the 39th Annual Symposium of the Michigan Catalysis Society in May 2018.
WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. – The Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) congratulates Professor William (Bill) Schneider, a member of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and CISTAR site leader, as he has been selected to receive the 2018 Giuseppe Parravano Award for Excellence in Catalysis Research and Development. According to the North American Catalysis Society, the award is given biennially in odd-numbered years to an individual from North America to formally recognize outstanding contributions to catalytic science and technology.
 
Schneider is the H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Chair in the College of Engineering at Notre Dame. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the senior editor for the Journal of Physical Chemistry. Additionally, Schneider has co-authored more than 170 papers and book chapters over the course of his career. 
 
Schneider’s research interests include the catalytic chemistry of NOx for diesel emissions control, and the theory and molecular simulation of heterogeneous catalysis, with emphasis on reaction environment effects on catalytic materials and their implications for mechanism and reactivity. Schneider’s expertise in this area is an invaluable asset to the CISTAR team. 
 
Schneider will formally accept the award this May at the 39th annual Michigan Catalysis Society Spring Symposium in Midland, MI. Prior to the award, Schneider has been awarded the BP Foundation Outstanding Teacher award for the College of Engineering, the University of Notre Dame in 2009 and received the Professional Growth and Scholarship Award from the Alumni Society at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2008.