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

  • September 27, 2020 - Shuai's paper (with Yanding, Ydna, Daniel and Sujay) on combining thermal- and electro-catalysis in methane upgrading is published in Advanced Energy Materials. Congratulations!

  • September 7, 2020 - John D.'s collaborative paper with the Moliner group on the selective installation of open tin sites in zeolites is accepted by Chemical Science. Congratulations!

  • July 28, 2020 - Mike's collaborative paper on the importance of electrode wettability with the Brushett group is accepted by the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Congratulations!

  • July 24, 2020 - Terry defends his thesis. Congratulations Dr. Gani!

  • July 17, 2020 - Stan defends his thesis. Congratulations Dr. Wang!

  • June 17, 2020 -  Kim's collaborative paper on catalytic enhancement of copper MOFs with cerium with the Dinca group is accepted by ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

  • May 26, 2020 - Kim defends her thesis. Congratulations Dr. Dinh!

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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. 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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