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Welcome to the Catalysis Lab Page!

The Peng Catalysis Research Group is located in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Akron. Our research is driven by the attempts to understand reactions at the molecular level, and to develop new catalysts based on multidisciplinary knowledge in Heterogeneous Catalysis, Materials Science, Nanoscience, and Physical Chemistry. The research efforts cover rational search of new catalytic structures of interest, development of synthetic approaches to realize the desired structures, evaluation of their catalytic property, and in-depth study of the reaction mechanism. We are currently focusing on catalysts developments for important reactions in sustainable energy research, including fuel cell reactions, water splitting, CO2 conversion, and others.

 

Dr. Zhenmeng Peng

Principle Investigator of the Catalysis Group

Jiafu Chen, Xiaochen Shen, Sang Youp Hwang, Zhenmeng Peng, Changlin Zhang, Shirin Norooz Oliaee, Chang Liu (from left to right, summer 2016)