Integrated Mesoscale Architectures for Sustainable Catalysis (IMASC)

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Cynthia Friend

Lead Institution

Harvard University

Year Established



To drive and conduct transformative research in mesoscale science for sustainable catalysis, with full integration of multi-scale experimental, theoretical and computational approaches.

Research Topics

catalysis (heterogeneous), mesostructured materials, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials)

Materials Studied

Materials: metal, oxide, porous

Interfaces: metal/oxide

Nanostructured Materials: 3D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, surface science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), quantum mechanics, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling


Partner Institutions

  • Harvard University
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Tufts University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University College of London
  • Wesleyan University

BES Staff Contact

Craig Henderson 

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