NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • June 14, 2022  - Professor Román's collaborative paper with the Gomez-Bombarelli and Corma groups on extending the usefulness of literature templates for new zeolite syntheses is published in Chemistry of Materials.  Congratulations!

  • June 3, 2022  - Shuai, Daniel, and Sujay's collaborative paper with the Shao-Horn group on creating a tunable oxygen reduction catalyst using variably functionalized metal organic frameworks is published in ACS Catalysis.  Congratulations!

  • June 1, 2022  - Professor Román is announced as a 2022 finalist for the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in Chemistry. Congratulations!

  • May 4, 2022  - Professor Román's collaborative paper with the Gomez-Bombarelli and Corma groups on the application of OSDA-identifying simulations in creating high-performance intergrowth zeolites is published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.  Congratulations!

  • March 30, 2022  - Julie's collaborative paper with NREL on outlining a framework for the techno-economic and life cycle analyses of closed- and open-loop polymer recycling is published in the Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  Congratulations!

  • March 4, 2022 - New member Martin Sipka (Charles University in Prague) joins the group as a visiting PhD student. Welcome!

  • February 24, 2022  - Shuai's collaborative paper with the Shao-Horn group on MHOFs as a new platform for tunable OER catalysts is published in  published in Nature Materials.  Congratulations!

Roman Group Photo June 2022_edited
Roman Group Photo June 2022_edited

Credit to Ran Zhu and his spectacular photography-drone.

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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.

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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.

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Roman Group Photo June 2022_edited
Roman Group Photo June 2022_edited

Credit to Ran Zhu and his spectacular photography-drone.

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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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