Centers

IACT

Institute for Atom-efficient Chemical Transformations (IACT)

Director(s):

Christopher L. Marshall
 

Lead Institution:

Argonne National Laboratory
 

Mission:

To address key catalytic conversions that could improve the efficiency of producing fuels from biomass. The Institute for Atom-Efficient Chemical Transformations (IACT) is focusing on advancing the science of catalysis for the efficient conversion of energy resources into usable forms. IACT’s goal is to find ways to achieve control and efficiency of chemical conversions comparable to those in nature.
 

Research Topics:


catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), biofuels (including algae and biomass), bio-inspired, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (scalable processing) 
 

Materials Studied:


MATERIALS: metal, oxide, cellulose
 
INTERFACES: organic/oxide, organic/metal, metal/semiconductor, metal/oxide, gas/liquid, gas/solid, liquid/solid
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 3D
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:


X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, surface science, laser diagnostics, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, multiscale modeling, next generation optimization methods, high-throughput screening methods
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Northwestern University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison

 

 


BES Staff Contact:

Jeffrey L. Krause
 
Last modified: 8/27/2014 4:52:13 PM