Professor, Associate Director of Graduate Studies, UIC
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Professor Glusac jointly supervises CDAC students working in Thrust 4: Extreme Chemistry.
We study conceptually new catalytic approaches for solar fuel-forming reactions. The mainstream research in this area explores transition-metal-based systems to catalyze O2/H2 evolution and CO2 reduction. These catalysts are often made of rare and toxic metals, which disables their wide usage. To provide less expensive and more environmentally friendly alternatives, we aim to discover earth-abundant catalytic motifs that utilize solely organic compounds made of C, H, N and O.