Welcome to the Kenis Group!

Reactor and reaction engineering for electrochemical manufacturing and nanomaterial discovery

Group Activities!

A thumbs-up from the boss-man
Boss is trapped!
The boss with a bucket!

Working hard or hardly working? We'll let you be the judge.




March 2024: After a month spent with our group, Prof. Mai Tomisaki from Kyushu University presents on her work and goes sightseeing in Chicago with Andressa, Jeff, and Ben!





December 2023: We were joined by the Schoetz group for our annual holiday outing and dinner! This year, we did escape rooms at CU Adventures in Time and Space and dinner at Himalayan Chimney.





November 2023: Jeff sightsees (and presents his work) at MRS Fall 2023 in Boston, MA. He earned the Best Student Presentation Award!



October 2023: Rachel and Jeff present at the 2023 ChBE Symposium! 
Jeff earns 3rd place in oral presentations and Rachel earns 2nd place in poster presentations.





October 2023: Rachel drinks coffee (and presents her work) at ECS 244 in Gothenburg, Sweden!


August 2023: Josie and Andressa building a new experimental setup!


July 2023: Valentina's goodbye lunch at Biaggi's! We will miss you, Valentina!


July 2023: Katherine's goodbye lunch at Bread Co! We will miss you, Katherine!


June 2023: Celebrating Andressa's birthday!


June 2023: The group off to lunch!


June 2023: The group during lab cleanout!


May 2023: Andressa and Boss attend ECS!


May 2023: welcoming our new group members with group lunch!



April 2023: Working hard in the lab!





March 2023: While the rest of the group is in Indianapolis, Boss, Andressa, Vijay, and Valentina eat food (and present talks) with the rest of the UIUC Cornucopia team at the DARPA meeting in San Diego!






March 2023: While the rest of the group is in San Diego, Rachel, Haowei, and Ben eat food (and present posters) at ACS Indianapolis!


March 2023: celebrating Jeff's birthday!


March 2023: showing prospective students one of our setups during recruiting weekend #2!



February 2023: Filling in for Prof. Kenis during recruiting weekend #1!


February 2023: Sarah's farewell dinner! Thank you for everything you did for the lab!



January 2023: Hosting Profs. Fujikawa and Yamauchi from Kyushu University!



December 2022: The aftermath of lab cleanout, and post-lab cleanout lunch at Kofusion!


December 2022: group holiday dinner at Seven Saints!



December 2022: Attending the reception celebrating Dr. Kenis' 11-year tenure as department head!


October 2022: Attending the annual ChBE Halloween Party!


September 2022: Welcoming our new labmate Andressa at a joint bonfire with the Rogers group!



April 2022: Celebrating Emiliana's successful thesis defense with a carbonate formation Defense Cake!



March 2022: Celebrating Saket's successful thesis defense with a CO2 electrolyzer Defense (brownie) Cake!

Want to know more?

Information on open positions (graduate, undergraduate, and postdoctoral) can be found on our research page.

A full list of the group's publications can be found on our publications page.

Our lab's resources (instrumentation, code, etc.) can be found on the resources page.

To learn about who we are as a lab, please refer to the fun page.

For inquiries not covered by the information on the website, please email us!