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  • September 20, 2023  - Ran's collaborative paper with the Skoda and Debecker groups on molybdenum-silica microspheres as an effective metathesis catalyst is published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations! 

  • August 23, 2023  - Soon successfully defends his thesis work. Congratulations Dr. Kwon! 

  • August 1, 2023  - Alexi successfully defends his thesis work. Congratulations Dr. Khechfe! 

  • July 5, 2023  - Faisal Alahmadi from the Gascon group at KAUST joins the lab as a visiting student. Welcome! 

  • June 28, 2023  - Mickey, Matt, and Team Lignin's work on converting lignin into sustainable aviation fuels is featured in the spring issue of MITEI Energy Futures. Congratulations!

  • June 26, 2023  - Daniel and Kaylee's collaborative paper with the Shao-Horn group on oxygen evolution catalyst stability is published in Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations!

  • June 20, 2023  - Husain's collaborative paper with the Kulik group on discovering novel MOFs for methane to methanol is published in JACS. Congratulations!

  • June 19, 2023  - Dr. Bowei Liu from the Bond group at Syracuse University joins the Román lab. Welcome! 

  • June 12, 2023  - Dr. Faisal Alshafei from the Davis group at Caltech joins the Román lab. Welcome! 

  • June 12, 2023  - The Rigor & Reproducibility in Catalysis report, a collaborative effort led by the Schweitzer, Gounder, and Rioux groups, aimed at providing guidelines for best practices in experimental catalysis, is now published. Read it here

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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