NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • December 30, 2021 - Alexi's paper on controlling acid-catalyzed dehydration reactions with electric field effects is published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

  • December 19, 2021 - Bing's paper on mediated carbon-carbon cleavage with electrochemistry is published in ChemSusChem. Congratulations! 

  • November 23, 2021 - Sujay's collaborative paper with the Dinca group on controlling metal site character through MOF design is published in Inorganic Chemistry. Congratulations!

  • November 17, 2021 - Sujay's paper on the improved production of MOFs with the use of a flow reactor is published in Green Chemistry. Congratulations!

  • November 1, 2021 - Professor Román's collaborative paper with the Moliner and Gomez-Bombarelli groups on computationally predicting methods for creating intergrown zeolites is published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Congratulations!

  • October 28, 2021 - Blake and John's paper on quantifying Hf active sites in zeolites is published in the Journal of Catalysis. Congratulations!

  • October 27, 2021 - Blake and John's paper on controlling reactive micro-environments for liquid-phase zeolite reactions is published in Accounts of Materials Research. Congratulations!

  • October 20, 2021 - Sujay's paper on MOF crystallization in a continuous flow system is published in Crystal Growth & Design. 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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