To master the ability to reconfigure all partially reduced carbon from plant cell walls into desired molecules.
catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), biofuels (including algae and biomass), mesostructured materials, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials).
Materials: polymer, cellulose, biological (DNA, protein)
Interfaces: organic/organic, organic/metal, gas/solid, liquid/solid, solid/solid
Nanostructured Materials: 3D, nanocomposites
Experimental and Theoretical Methods
X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), quantum mechanics, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Northeastern University
- Purdue University
- University of Tennessee
BES Staff Contact