Professor Porosoff wins award to develop reverse water-gas shift catalysts

May 20, 2018

University of Rochester chemical engineering faculty member, Assistant Professor Marc D. Porosoff has been awarded a University Research Award for $60,000 to develop a novel technique for synthesizing nano-sized reverse water-gas shift (RWGS) catalysts.

Successful development of this nano-RWGS catalyst will jump-start a long-term research program for CO2 hydrogenation into plastics, chemicals and fuels. The project has potential synergy with the newly launched center, Advanced Materials for Powerful Lasers (AMPL), through using laser-based materials processing to design and synthesize nano-catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation.