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.






may 2022

jeff, sydney, and clare all successfully defended their senior thesis work! congrats!

michele presented some of the group's zeolite work at the Catalysis Club of Philadelphia's Annual Symposium.

darius ganza will be joining our lab as an ACEE undergraduate research fellow for the summer.

april 2022

michele participated in a panel for high school students interested in STEM and engineering hosted by Princeton's chapter of Society of Women Engineers.

march 2022

michele presented some of the group's MOF work at the michigan catalysis society's monthly meeting as well as at ACS San Diego.

michele was invited as a participate in NSF's ECLIPSE: Ecosystem for Collaborative Leadership  and Inclusive Innovation in  Plasma Science and Engineering meeting to discuss interesting research directions.

january 2022

cole, jun, and sonia all successfully passed their first proposition! congrats!

we are thrilled to welcome new grad students james trenton, along with juniors bella ('23 CHM) and stanley ('23 CBE).

sydney was awarded the University's Sachs Scholarship for her to use to sponsor fuel cell research at TUM starting this fall! congrats sydney on this amazing accomplishment:

december 2021

unfortunately, Pacifichem was moved to virtual, but michele still enjoyed presenting her work in chris jones' session on porous materials!

hayat, rachel, sam, and michael all presented their work at NECZA, and rachel and michael won awards for best presentations!

november 2021

hayat, rachel, and michael all presented their work at AIChE. michele gave invited presentations in the inagural Pioneers of Catalysis and Reaction Engineering and Zeolite Science and Technologies.

rachel was awared a CRE graduate student awared for her excellence in research! congrats rachel!

hayat, michael, rachel, and farah all presented their work at the ACEE annual meeting.

october 2021

sam, rachel, and michele participated in ACS National Chemistry Week with demos about "Fast or Slow… Chemistry Makes It Go!."

hayat, michael, rachel, and farah all presented their work at the ACEE annual meeting.

both Clare Martin and Sydney Hughes received the Lidow Senior Thesis Award and The DuPont Senior Thesis Fellowship Grant in memory of Michelle Goudie ’93. congrats!

michele gave a seminars in the Chemical Engineering Department at Lehigh University and MAE at Princeton University.

before that...

group meetings calendar