Welcome to the Dauenhauer Research Group

Dauenhauer Research

The Dauenhauer research group focuses on the fundamental reaction engineering and catalysis technology necessary to sustainably produce fuels, chemicals, and products. Research focused on the utilization of novel inorganic catalysts for transformation of organic feedstocks including biomass and abundant zero-carbon materials such as water and air will permit the efficient and economical production of liquid fuels, polymers, and chemicals. Novel research techniques focusing on advanced kinetic measurements, imaging, and chemical characterization provide state-of-the-art knowledge on molecular-level rearrangement at catalyst surfaces and unprecedented capability for utilizing natural resources for a more sustainable world.