NEWS

May 12, 2020

Stan's paper titled "Enhancement of alkyne semi-hydrogenation selectivity by electronic modification of platinum" is published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

April 3, 2020

Prof. Roman's paper titled "Mesoscale reaction‐diffusion phenomena governing lignin‐first biomass fractionation" is published in ChemSusChem. Congratulations!

March 12, 2020

Prof. Roman's paper titled "Stable and active oxygen reduction catalysts with reduced noble metal loadings through potential triggered support passivation" is published in ChemElectroChem. Congratulations!

March 5, 2020

Hoyoung's paper titled "Gas phase ethylene polymerization by single-site Cr centers in a metal−organic framework" is accepted by ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

February 28, 2020

Prof. Roman's paper titled "Bismuth substituted strontium cobalt perovskites for catalyzing oxygen evolution" is accepted by Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Congratulations!

February 11. 2020

Prof. Roman has been promoted to full professor. Congratulations!

January 8. 2020

Griffin Drake, Blake Johnson and Daniel Zheng join the group as graduate students. Welcome!

December 16, 2019

Daniel and Aaron's paper titled "Engineering stable electrocatalysts by synergistic stabilization between carbide cores and Pt shells" is published in Nature Materials. Congratulations!

December 2, 2019

Mike's paper titled "A general techno-economic model for evaluating emerging electrolytic processes" is published in Energy Technology. Congratulations!

November 11, 2019

William's paper titled "Synthesis of unsupported two-dimensional molybdenum carbide nanosheets for hydrogen evolution" is published in Materials Letters. Congratulations!

November 1, 2019

Ydna joins the group as a postdoc from the Luterbacher group at EPFL (Switzerland). Welcome Ydna!

October 16, 2019

Prof. Roman delivers the Duncan & Suzanne Mellichamp Emerging Leader Lecture at UC Santa Barbara. Congratulations!

September 25, 2019

Bin's paper titled "Solid-state gelation for nanostructured perovskite oxide aerogels" is published in Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations!

October 1, 2019

Yanding joins the group as a postdoc from the Dumesic and Ralph groups at UW-Madison. Ivan joins the group as a visiting student from the Samec group at Stockholm Univ. Welcome Yanding and Ivan!

September 25, 2019

Prof. Roman's paper titled "Machine learning applied to zeolite synthesis: the missing link for realizing high-throughput discovery" is published in Accounts of Chemical Research. Congratulations!

September 24, 2019

Mike and Terry's paper titled "Lignin-KMC: a toolkit for simulating lignin biosynthesis" is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Congratulations!

September 3, 2019

Bing (Surendranath lab, MIT), Kevin (Mark Davis lab, Caltech) and Julie (Bell lab, Berkeley) join the group as postdocs. Welcome Bing, Kevin and Julie!

August 28, 2019

Prof. Roman's collaborative paper with Prof. Moliner (ITQ, Valencia) titled "Ge-based hybrid composites from Ge-rich zeolites as highly conductive and stable electronic materials" is published in Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations!

July 23, 2019

Manish and Eric's paper titled "Kinetic analysis and reaction mechanism for anisole conversion over zirconium-supported molybdenum oxide" is published in Journal of Catalysis. Congratulations!

July 19, 2019

Hoyoung successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations Dr. Park!

July 5, 2019

Terry's paper titled "Computational evidence for kinetically controlled radical coupling during lignification" is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Congratulations!

June 28, 2019

Aaron and Stan's paper titled "Impact of transition metal carbide and nitride supports on the electronic structure of thin platinum overlayers" is published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

June 21, 2019

Kim and Mark's paper titled "Continuous partial oxidation of methane to methanol catalyzed by diffusion-paired Cu dimers in copper-exchanged zeolites" is published in Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations!

May 20, 2019

Daniel successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations Dr. Consoli!

May 15, 2019

William's paper titled "Impact of morphological effects on the activity and stability of tungsten carbide catalysts for dry methane reforming" is published in Energy & Fuels. Congratulations!

May 2, 2019

Eric and Mickey's paper titled "Differences in S/G ratio in natural poplar variants do not predict catalytic depolymerization monomer yields" is published in Nature Communications. Congratulations!

April 27, 2019

Shiran and Daniel's paper titled "Effects of WO3 nanoparticle size on ethylene-butene metathesis activity" is published in Applied Catalysis A: General. Congratulations!

April 19, 2019

Soon and Terry's collaborative paper titled "A machine learning approach to zeolite synthesis enabled by automatic literature data extraction" with the Olivetti and Corma groups is published in ACS Central Science. Congratulations!

March 8, 2019

Manish's paper titled "Cooperative Co(0)/Co(II) sites stabilized by a perovskite matrix enable selective C-O and C-C bond hydrogenolysis of oxygenated arenes" is published in ChemSusChem. Congratulations!

March 4, 2019

Prof. Román wins the 2019 Early Career Award in Catalysis from the ACS CATL Division. Congratulations!

January 31, 2019

Hoyoung wins Best Presentation of the "Catalysis with Microporous and Mesoporous Materials" session at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting. Congratulations!

December 20, 2018

Prof. Román wins the 2019 Rutherford Aris Award from the ISCRE. Congratulations!

December 4, 2018

Daniel and Shiran's paper titled "Influence of framework heteroatoms on olefin metathesis activity using MoO3-MFI catalysts" is published in Organic Process Research & Development. This article is an invited contribution for the ORCS Young Investigator Award series. Congratulations!

November 5, 2018

Karthick and Eric's paper titled "Operando NAP-XPS unveils differences in MoO3 and Mo2C during hydrodeoxygenation" is published in Nature Catalysis. Congratulations!

October 30, 2018

Professor Román gives a lecture on flow through reductive catalytic fractionation for the AIChE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Young Investigator Award. Congratulations!

August 21, 2018

Mike wins 3rd place paper in the I&EC Division Graduate Symposium at the ACS Fall National Meeting. Congratulations!

August 14, 2018

Mickey and Eric's paper titled "Reductive Catalytic Fractionation of C-Lignin" is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Congratulations!

August 10, 2018

Hoyoung's paper titled "Continuous-flow Production of Succinic Anhydrides via Catalytic β-Lactone Carbonylation by Co(CO)4⊂Cr-MIL-101" is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations!

August 10, 2018

Kim and Mark's paper titled "Viewpoint on the Partial Oxidation of Methane to Methanol Using Cu- and Fe-Exchanged Zeolites" is published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

July 11, 2018

Professor Román's collaborative paper titled "Revisiting alkaline aerobic lignin oxidation" is published in Green Chemistry. Congratulations!

July 8, 2018

Professor Román wins the AIChE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Young Investigator award. Congratulations!

May 31, 2018

Mike's paper titled "Emerging opportunities for electrochemical processing to enable sustainable chemical manufacturing" is published in Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering. Congratulations!

May 15, 2018

Sean's cover art is selected for the current issue of Accounts of Chemical Research. Congratulations!

May 7, 2018

Daniel and Shiran's paper titled "Activation of Methyltrioxorhenium for Olefin Metathesis in a Zirconium-Based Metal-Organic Framework" is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations!

April 25, 2018

Eric and Mickey's paper titled "Kinetic Studies of Lignin Solvolysis and Reduction by Reductive Catalytic Fractionation Decoupled in Flow-Through Reactors" is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering and wins Editor's Choice. Congratulations!

March 25, 2018

Taka's paper titled "Concerted bimetallic nanocluster synthesis and encapsulation via induced zeolite framework demetallation for shape and substrate selective heterogeneous catalysis" is published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congratulations!

March 6, 2018

Sean's paper titled "Principles and Methods for the Rational Design of Core-Shell Nanoparticle Catalysts with Ultralow Noble Metal Loadings" is published in Accounts of Chemical Research. Congratulations!

March 2, 2018

Taka's paper titled "Zeolites with Isolated Framework and Oligomeric Extraframework Hafnium Species Characterized with Pair Distribution Function Analysis" is published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Congratulations!

February 28, 2018

Jennifer's paper titled "Distinguishing Active Site Identity in Sn-Beta Zeolites using 31P MAS NMR of Adsorbed Trimethylphosphine Oxide" is published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

January 20, 2018

David's paper titled "Highly Efficient Methane Reforming over a Low-loading Ru/γ-Al2O3 Catalyst in a Pd-Ag Membrane Reactor" is published in The AIChE Journal. Congratulations!

January 11, 2018

Aaron and William's paper titled "Electrochemical Oxygen Reduction for the Production of Hydrogen Peroxide" is published in Chem. Congratulations!

January 2, 2018

Prof. Román wins the 2018 Robert Augustine Award from the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society. Congratulations!

© 2011-2020 Román Research Group

Last modified: 04.09.2020

Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Department of Chemical Engineering
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 66-558 | Cambridge, MA 02139 | 617-253-4569