Sarazen Research Group


promoting green chemistry and engineering techniques through kinetic, synthetic, and theoretical investigations of reaction mechanisms catalyzed by heterogeneous materials



catalysis in pores

porous crystalline materials such as zeolites, metal-organic frameworks, and porous organic polymers offer a large and diverse pool of catalysts and catalyst supports. our lab strives to elucidate how important catalytic properties affect reactivity and selectivity, and aims to control these properties via advanced synthesis strategies, which are vital for the optimization and potential industrial application of our materials and processes.


august 2020

group members had a socially distant bbq with lots of homemade carbs!

michele was elected chair elect for the Metropolitan New York Catalysis Society. congrats michele!

michele virtually met with students through Princeton's Freshman Scholars Institute as a Butler adviser.

michele virtually met with rising seniors for the Pathways to Graduate School program to introduce them to Princeton CBE and encourage them to apply to our great departments!

june 2020

natalia miller '21 officially joined our lab for her senior thesis work on biomass-derived jet fuel. welcome natalia!

florence was awarded the Michelle Goudie '93 Senior Thesis Award related to energy and the environment. congrats florence!

may 2020

both serge priam ssanzineza '20 and florence odigie '20 successfully defended their senior theses. great job both of you!

students from the Sarazen, Gounder (Purdue), Flaherty (UIUC), and Hibbitts (Florida) groups started CatChats as forums to meet and discussion catalysis via zoom.

hayat presented during Princeton's (virtual) Research Day on Catalysis for Greener Chemistry. great job hayat!

april 2020

michele was elected AIChE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) Board Member!

michael successfully passed his generals with distinction! congrats!

march 2020

rachel's poster abstract was accepted for the Metropolitan New York Catalysis Society's annual symposium! her presentation, as well as michele's invited talk, were postponed.

february 2020

local high school teachers and students visit the lab through the princeton teaching cooperative.

michele and rachel's abstract for the International Congress on Catalysis was accepted for an oral presentation. congrats rachel!

before that...

group meetings calendar