Alex Liu joins the group to work on novel carbon-based catalysts for biomass conversion. Welcome Alex!
The overarching goal of our research is to design catalysts and catalytic processes that will advance the emerging biobased chemical industry. We interrogate complementary characterization techniques and combine reaction engineering methods with computational tools to fundamentally understand the intermediate’s chemistry and their transformations on catalytic surfaces. Our work addresses challenges associated with unconventional feedstock molecules, reactions in complex media, and the catalysts’ material chemistry under operation conditions