With the decrease in NP size, a large fraction of atoms become exposed. More importantly, NPs in this nanoscale have large fraction of crystal facets, edge- and corner-sites that may dominate the interaction between NP surface and molecules and show much enhanced catalysis. By using the advantages of nanocatalysis, we explore the catalytic performance of monometallic or bimetallic NPs in a various reactions such as (i) hydrolysis, methanolysis and dehydrogenation of ammonia-borane, (ii) formic acid dehydrogenation, (iii) Suzuki-Miyaura, Heck and Sonogashira cross-coupling reactions, (iv) the reduction of unsaturated organic groups via transfer hydrogenation or tandem reactions, (v) oxidation of alcohols and (vi) dihydroxylation of olefins.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]


Pohotocatalysis is in general, acceleration of a chemical reaction that involves absorption of light thus lowering the activation energy of that reaction. One of our primary research focuses is photocatalysis and different reactions and applications are being investigated .[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Chemical Hydrogen Storage 

Hydrogen is considered as one of the best alternative energy carriers to satisfy the increasing demand for an efficient and clean energy supply. Controlled storage and release of hydrogen are main barriers in the fuel cell based hydrogen economy. Within our research, we are investigating different catalysts for controlled release of hydrogen from different hydrogen sources such as ammonia borane, formic acid and etc.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Sustainable Organic Chemistry  

We are working on catalysis for organic chemistry in different applications such as  cross-coupling reactions (Suzuki-Miyaura, Sonogashira, Stille and etc.), C-H activation, hydrogenation and etc.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Transition Metal Nanoparticles

The synthesis of monodisperse monometallic and alloy or core/shell structured bimetallic nanoparticles (NPs). Our laboratory is well-equipped to explore novel “bottom-up” approaches to prepare multi-component alloy, core/shell and dumbbell-like NPs. The synthesized NPs are stabilized by surfactants (a lipid-type molecule) and are readily dispersed in a specific apolar solvents and stable for months in the solution. We are able to modify the NP surface and their self-assembly.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]