Center for Rational Catalyst Synthesis
Our Mission: To transform the art of supported metal catalyst preparation into a science
World leading expertise in metal catalyst synthesis will allow CeRCaS researchers to demonstrate rational, scalable, bottom-up syntheses of supported single metal and bimetallic catalysts with previously unachievable control of metal nanoparticle size and metal1-metal2 interactions.
Goals: Fundamental Research to Streamline Catalyst Development
- In-situ study of the mechanisms of metal deposition and nanoparticle genesis and stabilization.
- Predicting supported nanoparticle size, shape, and composition; "better nanoparticles through computation."
- Precise control of single and bimetallic catalytic sites for specific reactions.
Co-Director and VCU Site Director; Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. Chair in Pharmaceutical Engineering; Chair, Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Phone: (804) 828-4799
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Location: 403A Engineering West Hall, VCU