January 18, 2021
New PhD students Husain Adamji, Lucas Baston, Bhavish Dinakar, Eliza Price, Clara Troyano-Valls, and Matthew Webber begin their work in the Román group. Welcome!
January 8, 2021
Professor Román's collaborative paper with NREL titled "Tandem Heterogeneous Catalysis for Polyethylene Depolymerization via an Olefin-Intermediate Process" is published in ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering. Congratulations!
December 21, 2020
Julie's paper titled "Conversion of Polyolefin Waste to Liquid Alkanes with Ru-Based Catalysts under Mild Conditions" is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society - Gold. Congratulations!
November 30, 2020
Mike's collaborative paper with the Brushett group titled "Understanding the Impact of Convective Transport on Intercalation Batteries Through Dimensional Analysis" is published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Congratulations!
October 27, 2020
John D. and Blake's paper titled "Ordered Hydrogen-Bonded Alcohol Networks Confined in Lewis Acid Zeolites Accelerate Transfer Hydrogenation Turnover Rates" is accepted by The Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations!
October 15, 2020
Professor Roman's collaborative paper titled "Guidelines for performing lignin-first biorefining" is accepted by Energy and Environmental Science. Congratulations!
September 27, 2020
Shuai's paper with Yanding, Ydna, Daniel and Sujay titled "Conversion of Methane into Liquid Fuels—Bridging Thermal Catalysis with Electrocatalysis" is accepted by Advanced Energy Materials. Congratulations!
September 7, 2020
John D.'s collaborative paper with the Moliner group titled "Selective Active Site Placement in Lewis Acid Zeolites and Implications for Catalysis of Oxygenated Compounds" is accepted by Chemical Science. Congratulations!
July 28, 2020
Mike's collaborative paper with the Brushett group titled "Flooded by Success: On the Role of Electrode Wettability in CO2 Electrolyzers that Generate Liquid Products" is accepted by the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Congratulations!
July 24, 2020
Terry successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations Dr. Gani!
July 17, 2020
Stan successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations Dr. Wang!
June 17, 2020
Kim's collaborative paper with the Dinca group titled "Cerium(IV) Enhances the Catalytic Oxidation Activity of Single-Site Cu Active Sites in MOFs " is accepted by
ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!
May 26, 2020
Kim successfully defended her thesis. Congratulations Dr. Dinh!
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