Recent Announcements

Rationally Designed Au Catalysts

posted Jul 28, 2015, 8:22 AM by James P. Lewis

ACS LiveSlides™ presentation for our recently published article "Design and Preparation of Supported Au Catalyst with Enhanced Catalytic Activities by Rationally Positioning Au Nanoparticles on Anatase" is now available. You can view the presentation via this link:

Congratulations to Arturo Hernandez

posted May 23, 2015, 9:55 PM by James P. Lewis

Arturo was awarded the Arthur Weldon Prize (Awarded to recognize an academically outstanding student in their first year of graduate school in the Department of Physics and Astronomy)

Oshadha Ranasingha successfully defends his dissertation!

posted May 1, 2015, 9:23 AM by James P. Lewis

Congratulations to Dr. Oshadha Ranasingha , who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on 29 Apr 2015!

Materials Genomics at West Virginia University

posted Mar 30, 2015, 10:39 AM by James P. Lewis   [ updated May 1, 2015, 9:32 AM ]

The Lewis Research Group is a major player in the Materials Genome Initiative at West Virginia University -

Oshadha Ranasingha wins big at WV STaR Symposium 2013

posted Oct 23, 2013, 1:33 PM by LewisGroup WVU   [ updated Oct 23, 2013, 1:36 PM ]

Oshadha Ranasingha, a Ph.D. student in the Lewis Group won both the "1st place" and "People's Choice Award" at the WV STaR Symposium 2013 Science Video Competition. Congratulations to Osh from all of us here and many thanks to everyone who voted. His video is below, it's highly informative about some of what we do in the Lewis Group. As part of the competition, Osh had to give a presentation of his work using nothing but a white board and a couple of markers, "Working without notes or technology was a great learning experience", says Osh.

The award included a $1000 check, which Osh promises to spend on schoolbooks and bringing us all out for dinner. 

WV STaR Symposium 2013

WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences announces its 2012-2013 Outstanding Researcher Award recipients

posted May 30, 2013, 12:59 PM by LewisGroup WVU

West Virginia UniversityThe Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to celebrate the academic accomplishments of its 2012-2013 Outstanding Researcher Award recipients. This year’s honorees are Tyler Boulware, associate professor of history; James P. Lewis, associate professor of physics; Rachael Woldoff, associate professor of sociology; and Jessica Wolfendale, associate professor of philosophy.

Four more WVU professors awarded Fulbright grants

posted May 30, 2013, 12:47 PM by Baz H   [ updated May 30, 2013, 12:48 PM ]

After receiving Fulbright grants, three 
West Virginia University professors, including our own Professor Lewis, will be headed abroad this summer, while one will be returning after a year away. 

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.

Television interview

posted Mar 9, 2013, 11:21 AM by LewisGroup WVU   [ updated Mar 13, 2013, 12:31 PM by Baz H ]

Titan is being used at West Virginia University to help design new materials that are key in developing solar power.

James Lewis, an associate professor of physics at WVU, said it is hands on learning for him and his students....

Watch the full interview, including cameos of our own Dr. Hong Wang and Walter Ferrell here:

posted Mar 9, 2013, 11:16 AM by LewisGroup WVU   [ updated Jul 31, 2013, 9:49 AM ]

posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:16 PM by LewisGroup WVU   [ updated Mar 9, 2013, 11:26 AM ]

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