NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • September 16, 2021 - Soon's collaborative paper with the Gomez-Bombarelli group is published in Science. Congratulations!

  • September 7, 2021 - Guido Zichittella (Perez-Ramirez group, ETH Zurich) and Suyong Han (Abolhasani group, N.C. State) join the group as postdocs. Welcome!

  • September 6, 2021 - Julie's artwork for her and Clara's recent hydrogenolysis paper is featured as cover art for ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. Congratulations!

  • July 27, 2021 - Julie and Clara's paper on polypropylene and mixed-plastic hydrogeonolysis is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering.  Congratulations!

  • 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!

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

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

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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 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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