NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • July 23, 2021 - Julie and Professor Román's article with the BOTTLE consortium on the future of plastics recycling is featured in CEP Magazine.  Congratulations!

  • July 23, 2021 - Julie's hydrogenolysis work wins first place at the inaugural MIT Postdoctoral Symposium. Congratulations!

  • July 22, 2021 - Professor Román's collaborative review with NREL on the grand challenges in plastics deconstruction and upcycling is published in Nature Catalysis.  Congratulations!

  • July 16, 2021 - Sujay defends his thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Bagi!

  • July 12, 2021 - Kim's paper on overcoming limitations in methane oxidation via tandem catalysts is published in ACS Catalysis.  Congratulations!

  • July 8, 2021 - Mickey's collaborative paper with NREL on the economics and life cycle of a lignin RCF biorefinery is published in Energy & Environmental Science.  Congratulations!

  • June 21, 2021 - Professor Román's collaborative paper with NREL on producing native-like lignin with flow solvolysis is published in Green Chemistry. Congratulations!

  • June 17, 2021 - Mickey defends his thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Stone!

  • June 10, 2021 - Thejas' recent paper is featured in a Chemical & Engineering News article. Congratulations!

  • June 2, 2021 - Thejas' paper on manipulating catalysis with spontaneous electric fields is published in ACS Central Science. Congratulations!

  • May 26, 2021 - Julie recieves the prestigious Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations!

Roman Group Portrait - May 2021
Roman Group Portrait - May 2021

Socially distanced group 'photo' drawn by our own Julie Rorrer

Cerium enhancement of Cu-site MOFs
Cerium enhancement of Cu-site MOFs

MOF-catalyzed oxidation shows a unique enhancement with ceria due to synergistic electronic effects.

Convective transport in intercalation batteries
Convective transport in intercalation batteries

Dimensional analysis and mathematical modeling of intercalation batteries points to parameter spaces which can improve operational efficacy.

Roman Group Portrait - May 2021
Roman Group Portrait - May 2021

Socially distanced group 'photo' drawn by our own Julie Rorrer

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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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