Prospective Members

WHY

should you join?

WHAT

will you do?

WHERE

can you go afterward?

WHY should you join? (top)

Purdue Catalysis Center (PCC) is uniquely positioned to push the catalysis frontier forward and address new catalytic challenges. We are able to do this due to the strong collaborative nature of the research spanning synthesis, characterisation, kinetics, simulation expertise. The overall goal of this center is to develop rigorous structure-function relationships, with a sound understanding of the active-site and kinetic mechanisms, to model and predict next-generation catalysts.

WHAT will you do? (top)

As a member of PCC, you will have the opportunity to work and closely collaborate on variety of different projects be it experiments or simulation. This section lists some of the areas actively studied at the center.

Gounder

  • Synthesis and Catalysis of Zeolites and Molecular Sieves
  • Automotive pollution abatement and selective catalytic reduction of NOx
  • Selective catalysis of biomass-derived sugars and oxygenates
  • Shale gas and petroleum conversion to liquid fuels and chemicals

Greeley

  • Investigation of metal-support interactions in Water-Gas shift reaction
  • Nitrogen cycle electrocatalysis
  • Biomass to fuels
  • Multifuncional materials for energy storage
  • Method development for accelerating prediction of catalyst structure searches
  • Multimetallic catalysts (High-entropy alloys) for enhanced energy storage

Ribeiro

  • Automotive pollution abatement and selective catalytic reduction of NOx
  • Shale gas and petroleum conversion to liquid fuels and chemicals
  • Oxidative coupling of methane
  • Biomass to liquid fuels
  • Investigation of metal-support interactions in Water-Gas shift reaction

Miller

  • Shale gas and petroleum conversion to liquid fuels and chemicals
  • Multimetallic catalysts (High-entropy alloys) for enhanced energy storage
  • Surface science-based techniques to understand strong-metal support interactions

WHERE can you go afterwards? (top)

Being a part of PCC opens up plethora of opportunities for a successful career after graduate school. Most the graduate students choose to pursue a post-doc degree at some of the top schools in the country and aboard, finally initiating a faculty career themselves. A fruitful career at the top national laboratories or at one of the many industry-partners is what other graduate students choose. Following are some of the places where the most recent graduate students have gone. For more details, visit the Alumni Page