Architecture at the nanoscale: Design principles for core-shell catalysts

Colloquium | February 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Yuriy Román-Leshkov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemistry

In this lecture, I will show how advanced synthesis techniques can be coupled with rigorous reactivity and characterization studies to unearth unique synergies in nanostructured catalysts. More specifically, I will discuss the use of molecular engineering tools to design nanostructured earth-abundant heterometallic early transition metal carbide (TMC) nanoparticles as a novel platform to replace (or at least drastically reduce) noble metal utilization in electro- and thermo-catalytic applications.

 pollyn@berkeley.edu, 510-643-3987