Dr. R. Tom Baker

The objectives of our group are to design and develop new base-metal catalysts for sustainable chemical processes. Current topics include: 1) tandem catalysis for renewable resource conversion, i.e. ethanol upgrading and high-value chemicals from wood and agricultural wood waste; and 2) green routes to hydrofluorocarbons for applications in pharmaceuticals, agriculture and refrigeration/blowing agents. Our students employ a variety of analytical techniques and work with computational chemistry collaborators in an effort to parlay increased understanding into improved catalyst activity, selectivity and lifetime.

Research Summary - Dr. R. Tom Baker

 

Graduate programs in Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences/Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Lab website: http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/rbaker/index.html

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