Engineering key features of zeolite active sites

Around 200 of 850 industrial catalytic processes utilize zeolites. Although traditional synthetic approaches are excellent tools for tuning the chemical composition of zeolite catalysts, they are still unable to control sub-nm characteristics of their active sites. We aim to address the aforementioned challenge facing zeolite chemistry by going beyond conventional “nanoscale” engineering of active sites and venturing into new frontiers in materials design – manipulating active sites in zeolites with atomic precision.

Dr. Mariya Shamzhy