General Lab Information

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The NIC Group has research efforts in the following areas:

  • Development of model nanocatalysts for the conversion of CO2 and methane to simple liquid fuels, e.g., methanol and ethanol.
  • Development of gas-phase cluster methods for the formation and deposition of metal, oxide and sulfide clusters onto surfaces.
  • Use of experimental and theoretical methods to probe the electronic properties of surfaces and cluster-support interfaces.
  • Understanding how size and stoichiometry influence the structure, morphology and thermal stability of supported nanoclusters at the atomic level.
  • Development of novel methods to prepare and stabilize single atom catalysts.