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Current Areas of Active Research

Catalysis for energy and environment applications

Professor Ozkan's research areas are heterogeneous and electro-catalysis, kinetics, and catalytic materials.  Her recent research projects include non-precious metal electrocatalyst development for low-temperature fuel cells, electrocatalytic halogen production over heteroatom doped carbon catalysts, high-temperature electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 and H22O, electrocatalytically assisted oxidative dehydrogenation, and catalytic water treatment.                                                                                                

Hydrogen Production and Processing

  1. Steam reforming of bio-derived liquids
  2. Water gas-shift
  3. Preferential oxidation of carbon monoxide in hydrogen rich streams (PROX)   

Fuel Cell Technology

  1. PEM fuel cell cathode catalysts
  2. Solid oxide fuel cell cathode and anode catalysts

Environmental Catalysis

  1. Catalytic reduction of NOx with lower hydrocarbons


" A simplified process stream for typical production of hydrogen for use in PEM fuel cells is shown on the right. The HCRG is actively involved in research in most of the areas shown in this schematic. "