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Our research focuses on the design and synthesis of efficient heterogeneous catalysts for (unconventional) crude oil, biomass-derived constituents, and natural gas upgrading. We are inspired by industrially attractive reactions, which directly benefit our society. Nonetheless, we implement fundamental experiments to gather insights to improve and develop catalytic processes. Since we are a new research group, our projects initially are aimed to both identify active/selective catalysts (screening) and developing in-situ/operando spectroscopy methodologies to get molecular, structural, and mechanistic insights for targeted relevant reactions. Meanwhile, we are exploring new areas for chemical energy conversion and synthesis of liquid energy carriers. We endeavor to establish unique strategies to develop quantitative structure-activity/selectivity relationships for relevant catalytic processes. Carrero’s lab keeps looking for highly motivated and passionate master students, doctorate students, student’s visitors, and postdoctoral researchers to join and actively participate in our research projects. Join us and enjoy research, catalysis and science!


December 1, 2016 Prof. Carrero was member of a team publishing in Science the paper titled “Selective oxidative dehydrogenation of propane to propene using boron nitride catalysts” Congratulations to the entire team!


November 30, 2016 Michael and Raj join the group. Welcome and all the best!


October 24, 2016 Unifying Concepts in Catalysis (UNICAT) announces Prof. Carrero new position. Berlin, Germany.