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.


january 2020

rachel and hayat passed their first propositions! congrats!

our group's work was featured in a Women in STEM volume of ColorMePhD! the coloring page is free to download and can be used for teaching science to kids in the classroom.

sam moore, a phd student in CBE, joined the sarazen group. welcome sam!

december 2019

prof. sarazen attended Northeast Corridor Zeolite Association's 23rd Annual Meeting at University of Pennsylvania.

november 2019

rachel presented her work at both the Joint Meeting of the Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York and Philadelphia Catalysis Club and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Annual Meeting.

october 2019

prof. sarazen served on a panel at the inaugural Princeton Pathway into the Academy, which is a year-long career development program prepares early-stage researchers for faculty careers in engineering and computer science.

september 2019

prof. sarazen attended the National Academy of Engineering’s 2019 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in Charleston, SC.

michael smith, phd student from chemistry joins the group to be co-advised with Bruce Koel.

before that...

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