We are molecular architects and engineers of catalysts. We design active sites, their microenvironments, and their communication with proximal heterofunctional active sites.

Structure-function relations for heterogeneous catalysts

We create compounds.

Hydrothermal synthesis

Surface organometallic chemistry

Post-synthetic modifications

Organic and inorganic (chemical) synthesis

We understand what we've made.


Electron microscopy

Adsorption techniques

Temperature-programmed reaction

Inert XL MSD with Triple Axis Detector

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

We explain catalytic performance.

Density functional theory

Molecular dynamics

Microkinetic modeling

Chemical engineering principles

We assess reactions at work.

Kinetic experiments

Reactor engineering and design

Isotopic labeling experiments

Operando spectroscopy and microscopy