Our research focuses on the rational design and synthesis of nanomaterials for catalysis and sensing applications. We are especially interested in producing fuels and materials sustainably and developing technologies to improve the human condition.
Our main projects are:
Development of dual-function materials for capture and conversion of CO2 into methanol and higher alcohols.
Development of soluble and reusable polymer (and hybrid) catalysts for HMF and levulinic acid production from glucose.
Control of catalyst deactivation via encapsulation using wet chemical methods.
Development of nanocomposites for the detection of hydroxyl free radicals and formaldehyde.