Research Areas

Our Research Areas:
  • Catalytic upgrading of biomass-derived sugars
  • Biphasic reaction systems
  • Biomass deconstruction and upgrading
  • Production of biomass-derived solvents
  • Catalytic production of long-chain, fuel range hydrocarbons from biomass
  • Glucose isomerization and HMF production
  • Catalytic upgrading of 2-pyrones and other biologically-derived molecules
  • Formic Acid decomposition
  • Bimetallic and bifunctional catalysts
  • Hydrothermally stable acid catalysts
  • Ketonization chemistry using mixed oxide catalysts
  • Transfer hydrogenation using mixed oxide catalysts
  • Elucidation of reaction pathways for conversion of furfuryl alcohol to levulinic acid
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