Improving the properties of materials through computational design, experimental characterization, and novel synthetic approaches. Our efforts are focused on obtaining fundamental understandings from the atomic level to mesoscale to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and improve materials properties and catalyst performance.

Advanced Materials

Our students and faculty investigate advanced materials to improve human health, environmental sustainability, 3D-printed systems, solar energy conversion, and advanced semiconductors.

Surface Science and Characterization

Our outstanding theoretical and experimental resources allow students to explore the effects of surface chemistry on catalytic reactions, monitor the adsorption of lipids, proteins, and DNA on biomaterials, and determine methods to improve battery performance and minimize corrosion of alloys. 

Catalysis

Expertise ranges from the design of catalysis at the atomic scale, to provide efficient and selective chemical processes, to the development of reactor systems. Areas of focus include electro- and heterogeneous catalysis, for hydrogen production, carbon-carbon coupling reactions, and selective oxidations.

Process Intensification

Leading research efforts in designing, building, and optimizing microreactors for chemical conversions and materials synthesis. Combining experimental and modeling approaches provides feedback on improving the design and process space for efficient process intensification.


Participating Faculty

Líney Árnadóttir

Líney Árnadóttir
Associate Professor

Nick AuYeung

Nick AuYeung
Associate Professor

Joe Baio

Joe Baio
Assistant Professor

Trevor Carlisle

Trevor Carlisle
Professional Practice Engineer

Zhenxing Feng

Zhenxing Feng
Assistant Professor

Kostas Goulas

Kostas Goulas
Assistant Professor

Stacey Harper
Professor

Gregory S. Herman
School Head,
James and Shirley Kuse Chair
in Chemical Engineering

Xue Jin
Assistant Professor

Goran Jovanovic

Goran Jovanovic
Professor

Kaichang Li

Kaichang Li
Professor

Jeffrey Nason

Jeffrey Nason
Associate Professor

Skip Rochefort

Skip Rochefort
Associate Professor

Kate Schilke

Kate Schilke
Associate Professor

Lewis Semprini

Lewis Semprini
Distinguished Professor
of Environmental Engineering

Cory Simon

Cory Simon
Assistant Professor

Kelsey Stoerzinger

Kelsey Stoerzinger
Assistant Professor