next-generation synthesis & reaction technologies

Single-atom catalysis

Single-atom catalysts represent the frontiers of catalyst design, and combine the advantages of both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. We have contributed to the design of the first stable single-atom catalysts and we are now designing novel and improved single-atom catalysts for synthetic applications. We are also getting at the bottom of the physico-chemical properties that control their function and reactivity.

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Flow chemistry technologies

Flow chemistry is changing small molecule manufacturing by expanding the reaction toolbox. We are developing new continuous-flow synthetic protocols for the synthesis of small molecules and materials intermediates. We are also interested in new approaches to design microreactors for flow applications.

New circular processes

We are developing synthetic (electro)catalytic methods to optimize resource efficiency across the chemical value chain. In particular, our goal is to find routes to convert (CO2 and bio-based) waste chemicals into value-added products, for fine chemical and pharmaceutical application. In doing so, we integrate process intensification, catalysis, and flow chemistry.