Catalysis refers, broadly, to the study of chemical catalysts. Researchers determine how catalysts accelerate chemical reactions and select reaction products, and design new classes of catalysts. Our synthetic and physical research groups study both heterogeneous and homogeonous catalysts. Current areas of interest include: how to split water to form oxygen and hydrogen and how to form single metal oxide crystals on surfaces.

Catalysis Faculty

A headshot of Professor Ted Betley

Theodore Betley

Interim Department Co-Chair
Director of Graduate Studies
Erving Professor of Chemistry
Cynthia  Friend

Cynthia Friend

Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science

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