• 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 12, 2020 -Stan's paper on Pt/TiWN core-shell nanoparticles for selective alkyne semihydrogenation is accepted by ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

  • April 3, 2020 - Prof. Roman's collaborative paper with the Beckham group (NREL) on a reaction-diffusion model for lignin extraction is accepted by ChemSusChem. Congratulations!

  • March 12, 2020 - Prof. Roman's collaborative paper with the Ledendecker group (MPI-Eisenforschung) on potential-triggered support passivation for ORR is accepted by ChemElectroChem. Congratulations!

  • March 5, 2020 - Hoyoung's paper on Cr-exchanged MOFs for ethylene polymerization is accepted by ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

  • February 28, 2020 - Prof. Roman's collaborative paper with the Shao-Horn group on inductive effects in perovskites for OER is accepted by JPCC. Congratulations!

  • February 11, 2020 - Prof. Roman has been promoted to full professor. 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.

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