The Lab of Catalysis & Applied Technology in Surface Science (LCATS)


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Welcome to the Lab of CATS!

We study surface reactions in heterogeneous catalysis. Through an atomic-level understanding of reactions and active sites in catalytic materials, we design novel catalysts with improved reactivity and selectivity. We believe that our research will ultimately lower energy requirements and improve atomic efficiencies for current chemical processes and solve the environmental problems that we face today.

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Welcome Sierra!

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Welcome Sierra! Sierra Schlussel joined the group. Welcome!

Welcome Emily!

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Welcome Emily! Emily Volk joined the group. Welcome!

LCATS awarded NEXUS seed grant!

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LCATS awarded NEXUS seed grant! LCATS awarded NEXUS seed grant to collaborate with Dr. Kerry Rippy at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Congr...

LCATS wins ACS-PRF award!

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LCATS wins ACS-PRF award! LCATS awarded for a research propject titled “Kinetic, Spectroscopic, and Theoretical Study of Benzene Alkylation with Light A...