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Invited Speaker, Pennsylvania State University, Nov. 20, 2013, “Nanostructured Materials with Controlled Faceting for Catalysis and Green Chemistry” Ryan M. Richards

Nanotoday 2013, Dec. 8-11, Biopolis, Singapore, "Self-Assembly Preparation of Metal Oxide Nano-Sheets with (111) Surfaces as Catalysts and Catalyst Supports" Ryan M. Richards

Invited Speaker, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Annual Users Meeting and Workshop, Oct. 1-4. Symposium “X-ray Spectroscopy for Chemical Catalysis” Ryan M. Richards.

Invited Speaker, University of Miami, Sept. 26, 2013, “Nanostructured Materials, Catalysis and Green Chemistry” Ryan M. Richards

2013 246th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (September 8-12, 2013) Indianapolis, IN “Nanoscale Metal Oxides with (111) Surfaces as Catalysts and Catalyst Supports for Energy and Fuels” Ryan M. Richards

2013 245th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (April 7-11, 2013), New Orleans, LA

    "Synthesis of shape-anisotropic nanomaterials using spontaneous galvanic displacement reactions" G. Jeremy Leong, Matthew Strand, Maxwell Schulze, David Maloney, Brian Larsen, Shaun Alia, Kelly Perry, K.C. Neyerlin, Bryan Pivovar and Ryan M. Richards
    "Studying the effects of cations and anions towards the growth of Pt nanocrystals using wet chemical reduction methods" David Maloney, G. Jeremy Leong, Brian Gorman, Dave Diercks and Ryan M. Richards,*
    "Controlled growth of PtRe nanocrystals for sorbitol dehydration/hydrogenation catalysts" Maxwell Schulze, G. Jeremy Leong, Ieava Narkeviciute, Chris Cadigan and Ryan M. Richards* "Shapes, sizes and faceting of nanoscale metal particles for applications in catalysis" Matthew Strand, G. Jeremy Leong, Huyen Dinh and Ryan M. Richards,*
    "Synthesis of carbon-coated MgO catalysts using green carbon sources" Harrison A Neal, Kenneth Finch, David S Heroux, Ryan M Richards

"Nanostructured metal oxides for use in the production of biofuels from biomass" David S Heroux, Ryan M Richards

North American Catalysis Society Meeting 2013 (June 2-6, 2013), Louisville, Kentucky, Ryan Richards, “Nanoscale Metal Oxides with (111) Surfaces as Catalysts and Catalyst Supports”

Invited Plenary Speaker at 2012 Argentina Green Chemistry and Environmental Sustainability Conference (May 14-17, 2012), “Nanostructured Materials and Green Chemistry” Rosario, Argentina.

Invited Speaker for Symposium “Advanced Metal Nanostructures for Catalysis” 244th ACS National Meeting, (Aug. 19-22), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, oral presentation, “Faceting of Nanoscale Pt and Au Particles for Applications in Catalysis,” Ryan Richards, Jeremy Leong, Huyen Dinh, Bryan Pivovar

4th EuCheMS (European Chemical Societies), Prague, Czech Republic (Aug. 25-Sept. 1, 2012), “Nanostructured Surfaces, Catalysis and Green Chemistry, Ryan Richards

220th ECS Meeting and Electrochemical Energy Summit, (October 9-14, 2011), Boston, Massachusetts, oral presentation by Jason Christ, “Impact of Proton Exchange Membrane Degradation Products on the Activity of the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in PEM Fuel Cells,” Jason Christ, Heli Wang, Guido Bender, Ryan Richards, Huyen Dinh.

26th Annual Symposium of the Western States Catalysis Club, (March 9, 2012), Boulder, Colorado, oral presentation by Jason Christ, "Impact of Proton Exchange Membrane Degradation Products on Platinum Catalyst Performance in PEM Fuel Cells," Jason Christ, K.C. Neyerlin, Heli Wang, Ryan Richards, Huyen N. Dinh.

222nd ECS Meeting PRiME (Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science), (October 7-12, 2012), Honolulu, HI, oral presentation by Jason Christ, "Impact of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Degradation Products on the Activity of the Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Platinum Catalysts," Jason Christ, K.C. Neyerlin, Heli Wang, Ryan Richards, Huyen N. Dinh.

222nd ECS Meeting PRiME (Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science), (October 7-12, 2012), Honolulu, HI, poster presentation by Jason Christ, "Utilizing a rotating ring disk electrode (RRDE) to simultaneously measure contaminate species adsorption effects on two different catalyst surfaces," Jason Christ, K.C. Neyerlin, Heli Wang, Ryan Richards, Huyen N. Dinh.

Annual Symposium of the Rocky Mountain Chapter-American Vacuum Society, (Sep 21, 2011), Westminster, Colorado, poster presentation by Feng Lin, “Low-Temperature Process to Optimize Electrochromic Materials for Smart Windows,” Feng Lin, Dane T. Gillaspie, Yufeng Zhao, Chi-Ping Li, Robert C. Tenent, Colin A. Wolden, Chaiwat Engtrakul, Anne C. Dillon, and Ryan M. Richards.

2012 243rd ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (Mar 25-Mar 29, 2012), San Diego, CA, oral presentation by Chris Cadigan, “Investigation of catalytic and photocatalytic properties of ZnO nanoflowers with novel faceting,” Chris Cadigan, Feng Lin, Lifang Chen, Chia-Ling Chou, Nick Linck, and Ryan Richards.

2012 Conference on Earth & Energy Research, (Mar 28-Mar 29, 2012), Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, poster presentation by Harrison Neal and Aaron Mull, “Sol-Gel Template-Directed Synthesis for Electrochromic Materials,” Harrison Neal, Aaron Mull, Feng Lin, Jifang Cheng, Chaiwat Engtrakul, Anne C. Dillon, and Ryan M. Richards.

2012 5th Symposium on Scalable Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion, (Jun 5-Jun7, 2012), Berkeley, CA, poster presentation by Isaac Scott, “Probing the effects of atomic surface modifications of Li-air electrode,” Isaac Scott, Chunmei Ban, Feng Lin, Andrew Cavanagh, Yoon Seok Jung, Steven George, Anne Dillon, and Se-Hee Lee.

2012 The 10th International Meeting on Electrochromism, (Aug 12-Aug 16, 2012), Holland, MI, oral presentation by Feng Lin, “Mechanistic Understanding of the Electrochromic Process in High Performing Nickel Oxide-Based Materials,” Feng Lin, Dennis Nordlund, Tsu-Chien Weng, Dane T. Gillaspie, Doug Weir, Robert G. Moore, Anne C. Dillon, Ryan M. Richards, and Chaiwat Engtrakul.

2012 The 10th International Meeting on Electrochromism, (Aug 12-Aug 16, 2012), Holland, MI, oral presentation by Chi-Ping Li, “High Performance Mesoporous Tungsten Oxide Produced by Ultrasonic Spray Deposition,” Chi-Ping Li, Feng Lin, Ryan M. Richards, Chaiwat Engtrakul, Robert C. Tenent, Anne C. Dillon, and Colin A. Wolden.

2012 PRiME, (Oct 7-Oct 12, 2012), Honolulu, HI, oral presentation by Chi-Ping Li, “Electrochromic films produced by ultrasonic spray of mesoporous tungsten oxide,” Chi-Ping Li, Feng Lin, Ryan Richards, Robert Tenent, Anne Dillon, and Colin Wolden.

Western States Catalysis Meeting (Mar 9, 2012), Boulder, Colorado, oral presentation by Kenneth Finch, "Carbon Coated Magnesium Oxide(111) for Pyrolysis Oil Upgrading", Kenneth Finch, Christopher Caskey, Samuel Greene, Benjamin Johnson, Kristiina Iisa, Ryan Richards.

C2B2 Spring meeting (Mar 20, 2012), Boulder, Colorado, poster presentation by Kenneth Finch, "Imparting Stability to Metal Oxide Catalysts for Bio-Oil Upgrading", Kenneth Finch, Kristiina Iisa, Ryan Richards.

243rd ACS National Meeting, (Mar 23-29, 2012), San Diego, California, oral presentation by Kenneth Finch, "Biomass Conversion into Fuel using Metal Oxide Catalysts", Kenneth Finch, Ryan Richards,

C2B2 Fall Meeting (Sept 20, 2012), Golden, Colorado, poster presentation by Kenneth Finch, "Imparting Stability to Metal Oxide Catalysts for Bio-Oil Upgrading", Kenneth Finch, Kristiina Iisa, Ryan Richards.

2012 Department of Energy SunShot Summit and Technology Forum (June 13 & 14, 2012) Denver, Colorado. Poster presentation by Andriy Zakutayev “Ternary copper nitride absorbers” A. Zakutayev, X. Zhang, J. Vidal, M. Yang, C. Caskey, R. Richards, J. Perkins, S. Lany, F. DiSalvo, D. Ginley

7th International Workshop on Combinatorial Materials Science and Technology (October 21 – 24, 2012) Charlestown, South Carolina. Poster presentation by Chris Caskey, accepted, “Combinatorial study of copper nitride” C. Caskey, A. Zakutayev, X. Zhang, J. Vidal, M. Yang, R. Richards, J. Perkins, S. Lany, F. DiSalvo, D. Ginley

1st Conference on Earth and Energy Research, Mar. 2012, Golden, Colorado, “Effect of a N-doped PtRu/C Anode Catalyst on the Durability

of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell,” April Corpuz, Tim Olson, Prabhuram Joghee, Svitlana Pylypenko, Arrelaine Dameron, Kevin O’Neill, Katherine Hurst, Huyen Dinh, Bryan Pivovar, Thomas Gennett, Ryan O’Hayre, Ryan Richards.

3rd Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics Meeting, Aug. 2011, Estes Park, Colorado, “Nitrogen-doping Effects on PtRu/C Anodes: Fundamental Study,” April Corpuz, Timothy Olson, Joghee Prabhuram, Svitlana Pylypenko, Guido Bender, Arrelaine Dameron, Huyen Dinh, Thomas Gennett, Bryan Pivovar, Ryan O'Hayre, and Ryan Richards.

Invited Seminar at ACS Materials Chemistry award symposium in honor of Debra Rolison, 2011 ACS National meeting in Anaheim, March 30, 2011.

Invited Seminar at Truman State University, Chemistry Department, November 10, 2011.

Invited Seminars at Sekisui Inc., Tsukuba, Japan, October 3-6 2011

Invited Seminar, Wayne State University, Department of Chemistry “Nanotechnology, Catalysis and the Environment” April 21, 2011

North American Catalysis Society Meeting 2011 (June 20-24, 2011), Detroit, Michigan, Ryan Richards, “Rock-salt type metal oxides possessing the (111) facet”

220th ECS Meeting and Electrochemical Energy Summit, (Oct 9-14, 2011), Boston, Massachusetts, oral presentation by Jason Christ, “Impact of Proton Exchange Membrane Degradation Products on the Activity of the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in PEM Fuel Cells,” Jason Christ, Heli Wang, Guido Bender, Ryan Richards, and Huyen Dinh.

2011 Western States Catalysis Meeting, (Feb 18, 2011), Albuquerque, New Mexico, oral presentation by April Corpuz, “Nitrogen Post-doping of a PtRu/C System: Effect on PEM anode,” April Corpuz, Timothy Olson, Joghee Prabhuram, Svitlana Pylypenko, Guido Bender, Arrelaine Dameron, Huyen Dinh, Thomas Gennett, Bryan Pivovar, Ryan O'Hayre, and Ryan Richards. Won first place monetary prize for student presentations.

242nd ACS National Meeting, (Aug 28-Sep 1, 2011), Denver, Colorado, oral presentation by April Corpuz, “Nanostructured metal oxides for cleaving glycerophospholipds,” April Corpuz, Lifang Chen, Chris Cadigan, Galo Atiaga, Brian Ho, Matthew Posewitz, and Ryan Richards.

242nd ACS National Meeting, (Aug 28-Sep 1, 2011), Denver, Colorado, oral presentation by April Corpuz, “Nitrogen-doping effects on PtRu/C anodes,” April Corpuz, Timothy Olson, Joghee Prabhuram, Svitlana Pylypenko, Guido Bender, Arrelaine Dameron, Huyen Dinh, Thomas Gennett, Bryan Pivovar, Ryan O'Hayre, and Ryan Richards.

1st International Congress on Catalysis for Biorefineries (Catbior), (Oct 04, 2011), Malaga, Spain, oral presentation by April Corpuz, “Nanostructured metal oxides for cleaving glycerophospholipids,” April Corpuz, Aimee Lizotte, Lifang Chen, Chris Cadigan, Galo Atiaga, Brian Ho, Matthew Posewitz, and Ryan Richards.

C2B2 Poster presentation, (Aug 4, 2011), Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, poster presentation by Ashley Clark, “Upgrading Pyrolysis Oil with Heterogeneous Solid Superacids,” Ashley Clark, Chris Cadigan, and Ryan Richards.

2011 Western States Catalysis Meeting, (Feb18, 2011), Albuquerque, New Mexico, poster presentation by Chris Cadigan, “Catalyst Engineering for Thermochemical Biomass Conversions to Fuels,” Chris Cadigan, Ryan Richards, Kim Magrini, and Matt Yung. Won third prize.

242nd ACS National Meeting, (Aug 28-Sep 1, 2011), Denver, Colorado, oral presentation by Chris Cadigan, “Catalyst Engineering for Thermochemical Biomass Conversions to Fuels,” Chris Cadigan, Ryan Richards, Kim Magrini, and Matt Yung

242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (Aug 28-Sep 1, 2011), Denver, Colorado, oral presentation by Xue Wang, “Intercalation of well-dispersed gold nanoparticles into the walls of mesoporous silica as a highly active and robust catalyst,” Xue Wang, Lifang Chen, Juncheng Hu, and Ryan Richards.

242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (Aug 28-Sep 1, 2011), Denver, Colorado, oral presentation by Feng Lin, “Ni-Al Based Oxide Films for Electrochromic Devices,” Feng Lin, Andrew Norman, Gang Chen, Dane T. Gillaspie, Anne C. Dillon, and Ryan M. Richards.

242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (Aug 28-Sep 1, 2011), Denver, Colorado, oral presentation by Feng Lin, “Electrochromic Performance of NiO Enhanced by Ozone: A Fundamental Understanding of the Coloration Mechanism,” Feng Lin, Gang Chen, Dane T. Gillaspie, Anne C. Dillon, and Ryan M. Richards.

Annual Symposium of the Rocky Mountain Chapter-American Vacuum Society, (Sep 21, 2011), Westminster, Colorado, poster presentation by Feng Lin, “Low-Temperature Process to Optimize Electrochromic Materials for Smart Windows,” Feng Lin, Dane T. Gillaspie, Yufeng Zhao, Chi-Ping Li, Robert C. Tenent, Colin A. Wolden, Chaiwat Engtrakul, Anne C. Dillon, and Ryan M. Richards

2011 MRS National Meeting and Exhibit, (Nov 27-Dec 2, 2011), Boston, Massachusetts, oral presentation by Robert Tenent (invited), “Solution Based Processing for Cost Effective Smart Windows,” Robert Tenent, Chi-Ping Li, Feng Lin, David Alie, Colin Wolden, Ryan Richards, Sean Shaheen, and Anne C. Dillon.

2011 EMRS Fall Meeting, (Sep 19-Sep 13, 2011), Strasbourg, France, oral presentation by Anne Dillon (invited), “Metal-oxide Films for Electrochromic Applications,” Anne Dillon, Robert Tenent, Chi Ping Li, Dane Gillaspie, Feng Lin, Ryan Richards, and David Alie.

Pacifichem 2010, Ryan Richards, “Rock-salt type metal oxides possessing the (111) facet”

2010 Gordon Conference on Catalysis, Ryan Richards, “Intercalated nanostructured catalysts”

239th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (March 21-25, 2010), San Francisco, California, oral presentation by Chris Cadigan, "Catalyst engineering for thermochemical biomass conversions to fuels", Chris Cadigan, Ryan Richards, Matt Yung, and Kim Magrini.

239th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (March 21-25, 2010), San Francisco, California, oral presentation by Xue Wang, "Intercalation of well-dispersed gold nanoparticles into the walls of mesoporous silica as a highly active catalyst for n-alkane and alcohols oxidation", Xue Wang, Lifang Chen, Juncheng Hu, and Ryan Richards.

239th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (March 21-25, 2010), San Francisco, California, oral presentation by April Corpuz, "Nanostructured metal oxides possessing the (111) facet for methanol decomposition to hydrogen and carbon dioxide", April Corpuz, Juncheng Hu, Ryan Richards.

239th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (March 21-25, 2010), San Francisco, California, oral presentation by Chris Cadigan, "Nanostructured ZnO for conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol", Chris Cadigan, Lifang Chen, Ryan Richards.

Western States Catalysis Club, 2010 meeting, Provo, Utah Chris Cadigan – Colorado School of Mines “Nanostructured ZnO for conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol”

April Corpuz – Colorado School of Mines “Nanostructured metal oxides possessing the (111) facet for methanol decomposition to hydrogen and carbon dioxide”

Xue Wang – Colorado School of Mines “Intercalation of Well-Dispersed Gold Nanoparticles into the Walls of Mesoporous Silica as a Highly Active Catalyst for n-Alkane Oxidation”

Plenary speaker and International Advisory Board, RomCat meeting Ryan Richards, for 2010 (Romanian Catalysis Society)

Invited Plenary speaker and International Advisory Board, 1st International Congress on Catalysis for Biorefineries, Ryan Richards, for (Conselo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain)

Invited Plenary speaker and International Advisory Board, 6th IUPAC International Symposium on Novel Materials and their Synthesis, Ryan Richards, (IUPAC and South Central University for Nationalities, China)

21st National Annual Meeting of the North American Catalysis Society (June 7-12, 2009) San Francisco, "Metal Oxide Nano-Sheets with (111) Surfaces as Catalysts and Catalyst Supports" Ryan Richards

Western States Catalysis Club 2009, (April 3, 2009), Golden Colorado, presentation by Gyoung Hwa Jeong, “Various Mesoporous Silica as Catalysts for Oxidation of Cyclohexane", Gyoung Hwa Jeong, April Corpuz, Chris Cadigan, Rama Ranja Bhattacharjee, and Ryan M Richards

Western States Catalysis Club 2009, (April 3, 2009), Golden Colorado, presentation by Lifang Chen ,” Intercalation of Aggregation-Free and Well-Dispersed Gold Nanoparticles into the Walls of Mesoporous Silica as a Highly Active Catalyst for n-Alkane and Alcohols Oxidation” Lifang Chen and Ryan Richards

Nano Renewable Energy Summit, (June 22-23, 2009), Denver, CO, poster presentation by April Corpuz, "Nanoengineered surfaces for alternative energy technologies", April Corpuz, Juncheng Hu, Ryan Richards.

1st Prize, Colorado School of Mines Graduate Student Association Poster Fair, (April 23, 2009), Golden, CO, poster presentation by April Corpuz, "Nanostructured (111) metal oxides for methanol decomposition to H2 and CO2", April Corpuz, Juncheng Hu, Ryan Richards.

Invited Speaker, 237th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, (March 22-26, 2009), Symposium in honor of Kenneth J. Klabunde, “Metal oxides with (111) surfaces”, Ryan Richards

237th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, (March 22-26, 2009), Salt Lake City, UT, poster presentation by April Corpuz, "Nanostructured (111) metal oxides for methanol decomposition to H2 and CO2", April Corpuz, Juncheng Hu, Ryan Richards.

237th ACS National Meeting, (March 22-26, 2009), Salt Lake City, Utah poster presentation by Divakara S. Gopala “Preparation of Microporous and Mesoporous Silica Supported Metal Oxide Catalysts Using Custom-made Ionic Liquids as Templates” Divakara S. Gopala, Robert A. Haerr, and Ryan M. Richards

237th ACS National Meeting, (March 22-26, 2009), Salt Lake City, Utah oral presentation by Divakara S. Gopala “Polyoxoanion Stabilized Gold and Silver Nanostructures” Divakara S. Gopala, Rama R. Bhattacharjee and Ryan M. Richards

Nano Renewable Energy Summit, (June 22-23, 2009), Denver, poster presentation by Chris Cadigan, “Nanostructured ZnO for conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol", Chris Cadigan, Lifang Chen, and Ryan Richards

237 ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (March 22-26, 2009), Salt Lake City, poster presentation by Chris Cadigan, “Probing the active site of metal oxide supported gold nanoparticles", Chris Cadigan, Juncheng Hu, Zhi Li, and Ryan Richards

237 ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (March 22-26, 2009), Salt Lake City,” NiO(111) nanosheets as adsorbents for dye pollutants removal from wastewater” Lifang Chen and Ryan Richards (oral)

237 ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (March 22-26, 2009), Salt Lake City,” Intercalation of Aggregation-Free and Well-Dispersed Gold Nanoparticles into the Walls of Mesoporous Silica as a Highly Active Catalyst for n-Alkane and Alcohols Oxidation” Lifang Chen, Juncheng Hu and Ryan Richards (oral)

237 ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (March 22-26, 2009), Salt Lake City,” Ultrastable Au/Al2O3 composite and its catalysis performance in aerobic solvent-free benzyl alcohol oxidation” Zhi Li and Ryan Richards (oral)

237 ACS National Meeting and Exposition, (March 22-26, 2009), Salt Lake City,” Gold nanorods with tunable size evenly distributed in the channels of mesoporous silica” Zhi Li and Ryan Richards (oral)

Joint Northwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of ACS, (June 15-18, 2008), Park City, poster presentation by Chris Cadigan, “Probing the active site of metal oxide supported gold nanoparticles", Chris Cadigan, Juncheng Hu, Zhi Li, and Ryan Richards

Joint Northwest & Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the ACS (June 15-18, 2009), Park City, UT, poster presentation by April Corpuz, "Nanostructured metal oxides possessing the (111) facet for methanol decomposition", April Corpuz, Juncheng Hu, Ryan Richards.

Joint 63rd Northwest/21st Rocky Mountain (NORM/RMRM)ACS Regional Meeting, (June 15-18, 2008), Park city, Utah Poster presentation “Preparation of Microporous and Mesoporous Silica Supported Metal oxide Catalysts Using Custom-Made Ionic liquid as Templates” Robert A. Haerr, Divakara S. Gopala and Ryan M. Richards

Joint 63rd Northwest/21st Rocky Mountain (NORM/RMRM)ACS Regional Meeting, (June 15-18, 2008), Park city, Utah oral presentation by Divakara S. Gopala “Novel Polyoxoanion Stabilized Gold and Silver Nanostructures” Divakara S. Gopala, Rama R. Bhattacharjee and Ryan M. Richards

Invited talk tour of China, ‘Nanotechnology, catalysis, the environment and alternative energy’ (November 14-22, 2008) at: South Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, China Wuhan Technical University, Wuhan, China Three Gorges University, China

Invited speaker, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (October 17, 2008), Ryan Richards ‘Nanotechnology, catalysis, the environment and alternative energy’

Invited Speaker, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado (October 20, 2008), Ryan Richards ‘Nanotechnology, catalysis, the environment and alternative energy’

Invited Speaker, Dow Chemical, Midland, MI, Catalysis Division (July 11, 2008), Ryan Richards ‘Nanotechnology, catalysis, the environment and alternative energy’

Invited Speaker, Colorado State University, Chemistry Seminar (February 26, 2008), Ft. Collins, CO, USA, Ryan Richards

Colorado School of Mines, Materials Science Seminar (January 30, 2008), Golden, CO, USA, Ryan Richards

235th ACS National Meeting, (April 6-10, 2008), New Orleans, poster presentation by Juncheng Hu, “Preparation and Surface Activity of Single Crystalline NiO(111) Nano-sheets with Hexagonal Holes", Juncheng Hu, Kake Zhu, Lifang Chen, Haijian Yang, Zhi Li, Andreas Suchopar, and Ryan Richards

235th ACS National Meeting, (April 6-10, 2008), New Orleans, poster presentation by Zhi Li, "Size Tunable Gold Evenly Distributed in the Channels of Mesoporous Silica", Zhi Li, Ryan Richards and Christian Kuebel

Midwest ACS-Kearney Nebraska, Ryan Richards, ‘Preparation and Catalytic Properties of MgO(111) and NiO(111) Nanosheets’

Western States Catalysis Club 2008, Albequerque, New Mexico, Ryan Richards ‘Preparation and Catalytic Properties of MgO(111) and NiO(111) Nanosheets’

ACS-Green Chemistry Workshop 2008, CSM, Golden, Colorado, Ryan Richards ‘Nanoscale materials and catalysis’

Invited Lecture, Central Michigan University, (December 3, 2007), Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA, Ryan Richards

81st ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, Newark, DE, USA (June 24-27, 2007), Ryan Richards

3rd Int. Conf. on Green and Sustainable Chemistry, July, 1-5, Delft, Vasile Parvulescu and Ryan Richards

2007 ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, USA (August 19-23), Ryan Richards

EU COST D24 Meeting, Bremen, Germany, October 19-20, “Nanoscale Materials and Catalysis” Ryan Richards (Oral)

Stereocat 2006, Lisbon, Portugal, September 21-23, 2006, “Preparation and characterization of nanoscale catalysts modified with cinchonidine via colloids” Ryan Richards (Oral)

Gold 2006, Limerick, Ireland, September 1-4, 2006, “Immobilized Gold Nanoparticles as Active Alkane Oxidation Catalysts” Ryan Richards, Juncheng Hu and Kake Zhu (Oral)

1st European Chemistry Congress, Budapest, Hungary, September 27-31, 2006, “Polyoxometalate Stabilized Mono- and Bimetallic Nanocluster Catalysts”, Lawrence D’Souza and Ryan Richards (poster)

ACS Colloids and Surface Science Symposium, Boulder, Colorado, June 18-24, 2006, “Wet chemical preparation of MgO (111) nanosheets and their ultrahigh activity for Claisen-Schmidt condensation” Kake Zhu, Juncheng Hu, Christian Kuebel, Ryan Richards*(Oral)

EU COST D24 Meeting, Bucharest, Romania, May 4-6, 2006, “Chirally Modified Nanoclusters as Heterogeneous Enantioselective Catalysts” Ryan Richards(Oral)

Invited Speaker, ENSCP, Paris, France, May 3, 2006, “Nanoscale Materials and Catalysis” Ryan Richards (Oral)

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft Frühjahrstagung, March 14-15, Frankfurt, Germany „Pigment Molecules Embedded in Mesoporous Cages - Synthesis, Characterization, Femtosecond Experiments” Khadga Karki, Safieh Tork, Adrian Negrean, Ryan Richards, and Arnulf Materny (poster)

Invited Highlight Lecture, Euromat 2005, September 4-8, Prague, Czech Republic “Immobilized Gold Nanoparticles as Active Alkane Oxidation Catalysts” Kake Zhu and Ryan Richards. (Oral)

Euromat 2005, September 4-8, Prague, Czech Republic; "DRIFTS Spectra of Adsorbed Cinchonidine and Quiphos on Pt and Ru Nanoparticles, Geometrical Adsorption Model" A. Kraynov and R. Richards (poster)

Euromat 2005, September 4-8, Prague, Czech Republic; "Transformation of the Catalytic System (Cinchonidine on Pt Nanoparticles) during Ethyl Pyruvate Hydrogenation" A. Kraynov and R. Richards (poster)

OMCOS Advances in Organometallic Chemistry and Advanced Catalysis, Paris, France, July 15-16, 2005 “Stability of the Catalyst (Cinchonidine on Pt Nano-particles) Under Ethyl Pyruvate Hydrogenation Conditions” Alexander Kraynov and Ryan Richards. (Oral)

“Palladium, Gold and Silver Nanoclusters Stabilized by Polyoxotungstates” Lawrence D’Souza and Ryan Richards. (Oral)

EU COST D24 meeting, May 25-28, 2005, Lund, Sweden “Preparation of nanoscale metal catalysts modified with chiral ligands and determination of the modifier orientation” Ryan Richards. (Oral)

Dechema “Nanomaterialien und Katalyse” April 28, 2005, Frankfurt, Germany „Palladium, Gold and Silver Nanoclusters Stabilized by Polyoxotungstates: Cluster Stability, Catalysis and Effects of the Stabilizing Anions“ Ryan Richards. (poster)

Fourth International Conference on Inorganic Materials, Antwerp, Belgium, September 19-21, 2004. “Supercritical Fluid Assisted Functionalization of Mesoporous Silica” Kake Zhu, Andreas Suchopar and Ryan M. Richards. (poster)

Nano2004, Wiesbaden, Germany, June 20-24, “A Novel Precursor Route to High Surface Area Heterogeneous Catalysts” Lawrence D’Souza, Andreas Suchopar and Ryan Richards (poster)

“Development of Heterogeneous enantioselective catalysts: Metal (Pt, Pd, Ru) macro- and nano- particles modified by chiral ligands (quiphos, cinchonidine)” A. Kraynov, and Ryan Richards (poster)

Invited Speaker, GDCh Chemisches Kolloquium (German Chemical Society Colloquium), April 26, 2004, University of Bremen, ”Nanomaterials as Catalysts“, Ryan M. Richards. (Oral)

Invited speaker, National Science Foundation Workshop on Nanotechnology, Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, Louisiana State University, May 30-31, 2004 “Synthetic Approaches to Metallic Nanomaterials,” Ryan M. Richards. (Oral)

Invited speaker, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Spring 2004, Anaheim (Symposium in Memory of Arthur W. Adamson), “Novel Polyoxoanion Stabilized Colloids” Ryan M. Richards (Oral)

Invited speaker, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Spring 2004, Anaheim (The Science and Engineering of Catalyst Preparation Symposium), “Metal Colloids as Catalyst Precursors” Lawrence D’Souza and Ryan M. Richards (Oral)

EuroNanoForum 2003, Trieste, Italy, December 2003,“in situ Approaches to Establishing Particle Size and Growth Kinetics in Nano Research,” D’Souza, L., Suchopar, A. and Richards, R. (poster)

EuroNanoForum 2003, Trieste, Italy, December 2003, “Novel, Polyoxoanions stabilized Pd, Au, Ag and Ru nanoclusters,” D’Souza, L. and Richards, R. (poster)

Third Younger European Chemists Conference, Grenoble, France, August 2003, “Novel Synthetic Approaches to Catalytic Nanomaterials,” Ryan Richards (poster)

European Summerschool- Nanocapsules with functionalised surfaces and walls, Bremen, Germany, July 2003, “Catalytic Nanomaterials,” Ryan Richards (Oral)

European Summerschool- Nanocapsules with functionalised surfaces and walls, Bremen, Germany, July 2003, “Development of Novel Heterogeneous Enantioselective Catalysts” Milica Fidanoska, Lawrence D’Souza, Andreas Suchopar and Ryan Richards (poster)

“High Performance Particle Sizer: A Novel Application in Nano Research” Lawrence D’Souza, Hayretin Yumerefendi, Andreas Suchopar and Ryan Richards* (poster)

“Novel, polyoxometallate stabilized nanoclusters: an extremely active hydrogenation catalyst” Lawrence D’Souza, Hayretin Yumerefendi and Ryan Richards* (poster)

“Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoscale Metal Oxides” Lawrence D’Souza, Jaffar Saleh-Subaie, Andreas Suchopar and Ryan Richards* (poster)

EU COST D24 Symposium, Ljubljana, Slovenia, December 2002, “Metal colloids stabilized by chiral ligands: preparation, characterization and application,” Ryan Richards (Oral)

ACS National Meeting, Orlando, April 2002, “Novel solgel preparation of an RuO active support for Pt based electrocatalysts,” Ryan Richards and Helmut Bönnemann(Oral)

ACS National Meeting, Orlando, April 2002, “Bottom up preparation of nanoscale skeletal Ni Catalysts,” Ryan Richards and Helmut Bönnemann (Oral)

ACS National Meeting, Orlando, April 2002, “Colloidal nanometals as fuel cell catalyst precursors,” Helmut Boennemann, Ryan Richards and Reinhard Moertel (Oral)

Materials Week, Munich, Germany, October 2001, “Bottom-Up Preparation of Nanoparticulate Raney Ni Catalysts,” Ryan Richards and Helmut Bönnemann (Oral)

European COST forum on Catalysis, Marseilles, France, September 2001, “Preparation of QUIPHOS Modified Ruthenium Particles for Enantioselective Hydrogenations,” Ryan Richards and Helmut Bönnemann (Oral)

European Forum on Fuel Cells, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2001, “Preparation methods for novel Pt/RuOxHy electrocatalysts,” Ryan Richards and Helmut Bönnemann (poster)

Max Planck Forum on Synthesis and Catalysis, May 2001, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr, Germany, “Nanoparticles: General Properties, Synthesis, and Applications,” Ryan Richards (Oral)

Nano-2000, Sendai, Japan, August 2000, “Nanocrystalline Ultra High Surface Area Magnesium Oxide as a Selective Base Catalyst,” Ryan Richardsa, Ravichandra S. Mulukutlaa, Alexander Volodinb, Vladimir Zaikovskib Naijian Suna and Kenneth J. Klabundea (Oral)

2000 Hazardous Substances Research Council, Denver, Colorado, May 2000, “Nanoscale Metal Oxides Used as Dehydrohalogenation Catalysts,” R. M. Richards, V. V. Chesnokov, I, Mishakov, A. Volodin, K. J. Klabunde. (Oral)

1999 Midwest Regional Conference, Quincy, Illinois “Core/Shell Nanocrystalline Lewis Acid Catalysts” R. M. Richards, V. V. Chesnokov, A. M. Volodin, and K. J. Klabunde (Oral)

“Potential Isolation of Free Radical Species on Nanoparticulate Magnesium Oxide” P. Pauzauskie, K. Tsen, R. Richards, and K. Klabunde (poster)

1999 Invited Lecture, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia, “Preparation, Properties, and Chemistry of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles.” Ryan Richards and Kenneth Klabunde (Oral)

1998 ACS Midwest Regional Conference, Wichita, Kansas

1997 ACS Midwest Regional Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

1996 ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana “Methods for the preparation of organoplatinum compounds suitable for non-covalent attachment to water-soluble polymers.” Howell, B. A. and Richards, R. M. (poster)