In Situ Vibrational Spectroscopy of Catalytic Interfaces

    Our research team engages in spectroscopic investigation of catalytic interfaces that show potential for the synthesis of renewable fuels. Our aim is to facilitate the development of efficient catalysts by elucidating the molecular events at the catalytic interface that lead from feedstock to fuel. In our research we combine time-resolved spectroscopy with modern electrochemical methodologies. We are particularly interested in the rich chemistry exhibited by electrified interfaces suitable for (photo-) catalytic water oxidation or carbon dioxide reduction.


Group News


July 6th, 2018

Charuni and Vincent publish their collaborative work with Prof. Michael Janik's research group in ACS Catalysis! Check out the article here.


May 6th, 2018

The group co-hosted an outreach event for 60 high-school students and their parents. Take a look at the pictures.


April 26th, 2018

Xiang's and Jingyi's collaborative work with Prof. Dunwei Wang's research group is published in ACS Central Science! Read the article here.


November 6th, 2017

Charuni and Vincent publish their work on cation effects in PCCP! Read the article here.


May 26th, 2017

The team's first paper is published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C! Read the article here.


January 1st, 2017

Paul and Vincent join the research team!



May 1st, 2016

First External Funding! Matthias receives an NSF grant. The award will support the team’s research efforts on the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide.



January 1st, 2016

The first graduate students join the lab. Welcome Charuni, Jingyi, and Xiang!

July 1st, 2015
Matthias joins Boston College!