The catalysis science program explores the efficient use of natural resources, such as light alkanes (methane, ethane, etc.), as precursors of fuels for transportation and commodity chemicals and the upcycling of waste plastics to value-added products.
Insights into heavy element structural chemistries, both in solution and in the solid state, are informing fundamental behaviors relevant to inorganic, physical, and materials chemistries, as well as separations and environmental sciences.
Hydrogen-fueled polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) systems are high efficiency alternatives to conventional power systems for transportation, portable power and stationary applications. PEFC systems enable energy resiliency and rapid refueling.