- Artificial Photosynthesis
- Catalysis: Reactivity & Structure
- Electrochemical Energy Storage
- Electron- and Photo-Induced Processes for Molecular Energy Conversion
- Neutrino and Nuclear Chemistry
- Surface Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis
- Catalysis for Alternative Fuels Production
- Nanostructured Interfaces for Catalysis
- Structure and Dynamics of Applied Nanomaterials
Nanostructured Interfaces for Catalysis
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.