Research Interests

The work in Dr. Karim’s group is focused on the design of more efficient (active and selective) catalysts for the synthesis of fuels and chemicals from shale gas and biomass feedstocks. We focus on understanding the fundamental molecular interaction that govern the catalyst activity and selectivity through: synthesis of well-defined catalyst structures, following the dynamics of catalyst structures and their interaction with adsorbates using advanced in situ/operando characterization and detailed kinetic measurements.

December 31, 2018

Dec 2018. Our recent work on CO oxidation on supported Ir single atoms was published in Nature Catalysis, "Identification of the Active Complex for CO Oxidation over Single-Atom Ir-on-MgAl2O4 Catalysts"

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December 31, 2018

Dec 2018. Our recent work on understanding the Pd acetate trimer dissociation and its binding with trioctylphosphine was just published in Organometallics, "Palladium Acetate Trimer: Understanding Its Ligand-Induced Dissociation Thermochemistry Using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, X-ray Absorption Fine Structure, and 31P Nuclear Magnetic Resonance"

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