• March 5, 2021 - Sujay's paper on continuous MOF synthesis for atmospheric water capture is published in ACS Sustainable Chemi. Eng. Congratulations!

  • February 5, 2021 - Professor Román's collaborative retrospective paper on the career of Professor James Dumesic is published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

  • January 27, 2021 - Julie's work on polyolefin hydrogenolysis is featured by EurekAlert! Congratulations!

  • January 18, 2021 - New PhD students Husain, Lucas, Bhavish, Eliza, Clara, and Matt begin work in the Román Lab. Welcome! 

  • January 8, 2021 - Professor Román's collaborative paper with NREL on heterogenous polyethylene depolymerization via metathesis is published in ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering. Congratulations!

  • December 21, 2020 - Julie's paper on plastic depolymerization through hydrogenolysis is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society - Gold. Congratulations!

  • November 30, 2020 - Mike's collaborative paper with the Brushett group on convection effects in batteries is published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Congratulations!

  • October 27, 2020 - John D. and Blake's paper on the impact of solvent structure in zeolite pores on reactivity is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations!

  • October 15, 2020 - Professor Román's collaborative paper on best practices in lignin refining is published in Energy and Environmental Science. Congratulations! 

Welcome to the Román Research Group website!  


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. Learn more at our Research Page

We see ourselves as scientists, teammates, and citizens, working together to produce meaningful research for the improvement of society. We value diversity and welcome and support all identities in our group. You can read about how we see ourselves at our Values Page.

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