The goal of our Laboratory of Electrochemical Engineering (LEE) is the rational design of efficient, selective and stable catalysts for fuel cells, water electrolysis and value-added transformation of glycerol and carbon dioxide. Another area of interest is electrochemical promotion of heterogeneous catalysts and metal support interaction (MSI) for oxidation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), methane and carbon monoxide oxidation. Our team has expertise in the synthesis of nanoparticles of well-defined size, structure and composition and their physicochemical, electrochemical and catalytic characterization. Our team uses in-situ infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS), electrochemical techniques, mass spectrometry (MS), gas chromatography (GC) and non-dispersive gas analysis (NDIR) for the synthesis of catalytic systems with desired properties.
Dr Baranova supervises students from graduate programs in Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences as co-supervisor.
Lab website: http://profs.engineering.uottawa.ca/baranova