• November 11, 2019 - William and Bin's paper on the synthesis of molybdenum carbide nanosheets by exfoliation is published in Materials Letters. Congratulations!

  • November 1, 2019 - Ydna joins the group as a postdoc from the Luterbacher group at EPFL (Switzerland). Welcome Ydna!

  • October 16, 2019 - Prof. Roman delivers the Duncan & Suzanne Mellichamp Emerging Leader Lecture at UC Santa Barbara. Congratulations!

  • October 10, 2019 - Former postdoc Bin's paper on the synthesis of high surface area perovskite aerogels is published in Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations!

  • October 1, 2019 - Yanding joins the group as a postdoc from the Dumesic and Ralph groups at UW-Madison. Ivan joins the group as a visiting student from the Samec group at Stockholm. Welcome Yanding and Ivan!

  • September 25, 2019 - Prof. Roman's account of machine learning applied to zeolite synthesis (with Profs. Moliner and Corma at ITQ Valencia) is published in Accounts of Chemical Research. Congratulations!

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We are a research group under the direction of Professor Yuriy Román in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT. The focus of our research lies at the interface of heterogeneous catalysis and materials design.  We apply a wide range of synthetic, spectroscopic, and reaction engineering tools to study the chemical transformation of molecules on catalytic surfaces.  A strong emphasis is placed on the nanoscale fabrication of catalytic sites by controlling and manipulating the structure of the material.  Research projects are aimed at addressing current issues in and tackling relevant problems associated with alternative energy, renewable chemicals, and novel catalyst design.

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