In the Environmental Catalysis Lab, we focus on understanding reaction mechanisms on and along a catalyst surface. Our research spans fundamental understanding of catalytic surfaces (reaction mechanism development) to thinking about application (degradation studies and more realistic reaction conditions). With such knowledge, our goal is to design better catalysts, both at the active site scale, and at the reactor scale, through tailor-designing catalyst active sites and active site densities.

We are located in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia.