Catalyst Research Laboratory

The Catalyst Research Laboratory (formerly the Catalysts Group under the Polymers and Catalysts Laboratory) studies the fields of catalysis, reaction engineering and reactor design for environmental and energy applications. In particular, the fields of interest include the fabrication and application of catalytic materials and processes for the development of clean technologies in the generation of energy and new products, as well as pollution treatment. The research objectives are the following: (1) To design and scale up new treatment processes; (2) to design catalysts for clean energy; (3) to evaluate catalytic efficiency and (4) to improve the performance of catalysts and catalytic reactors.

The current focus of the laboratory is the development of photocatalytic reactor systems for water and air treatment, as well as photocatalytic hydrogen production by water splitting, with the Fuels, Energy, and Thermal Systems Laboratory.