Production of many synthetic materials and chemical products for various uses generally relies on catalytic processes that are energy dependent. One of the goals of catalysis research at Rutgers is to develop more efficient catalysts that require less energy, produce less toxic waste products while preserving or increasing product yields. The Rutgers Catalysis Research Center (RCRC's) was thus formed with the mission to development novel homogeneous and heterogenous catalysts, photocatalysts, biocatalysts, and nanocatalysts that enable greener and energy-efficient routes for the productions of various fine/pharmaceuticals, commodity chemicals, biofuels, plastics and synthetic materials. Researchers also study fundamental, surface science and theoretical aspects of catalysts and catalysis and investigations of their structures and their structure-activity relationships.
Please contact REI Liaison Teddy Asefa to learn more
|Name||Tewodros (Teddy) Asefa|
|Department / Research Program||Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers Catalysis Research Center|