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  • June 12, 2024  -  Husain is named a 2024/25 Shell-MIT Energy Fellow. Congratulations!

  • June 10, 2024  -  Joy's collaborative paper with the Manthiram group on electrifying thermochemical hydroformylation is published in JACS. Congratulations!

  • June 5, 2024  -  Mickey's collaborative paper with NREL on developing a high-throughput RCF screening reactor system is published in JACS Au. Congratulations!

  • May 29, 2024  -  Lucas completes his master's thesis and graduates! Congratulations!

  • March 29, 2024  -  Stan's collaborative paper with the Shao-Horn group on enhancing electrochemical activity with core-shell nanoparticles is published in Advanced Energy Materials. Congratulations!

  • March 19, 2024  -  Our collaborative paper on recommendations for improved rigor and reproducibility in active site characterization is published in the Journal of Catalysis. Congratulations!

  • March 13, 2024  -  Soon's collaborative paper with the Gomez-Bombarelli, Moliner, and Olivetti groups on one-pot synthesis of a zeolite intergrowth is published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Congratulations!

  • March 6, 2024  -  Soon's collaborative paper with the Gomez-Bombarelli, Moliner, and Olivetti groups on predicting zeolite products from synthesis routes is published in ACS Central Science. Congratulations!

  • February 15, 2024  -  Karl's collaborative paper with the Surendranath group on accelerating thermochemical reactions with applied potentials is published in Science and featured in MIT News. 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. 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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