Prof. R. Martín’s research group develops catalytic methods to capture CO2 and use it to synthesize carboxylic acids. Carboxylic acids are a prevalent motif in many pharmaceutical drugs.
Dr. A. Urakawa’s research group has developed a productive process for the synthesis of methanol (an excellent fuel and a key starting material) via continuous catalytic hydrogenation of CO2 under high-pressure conditions.
Prof. A. Kleij’s research group uses CO2 as a building block to synthesize value-added chemicals such as organic carbonates. They develop catalytic methods to improve CO2 reactivity.
Prof. A. Llobet’s research group focuses on artificial photosynthesis. They work in the development of light harvesting molecules, proton reduction catalysts and water oxidation catalysts.