Tailor-made core-shell catalysts for sustainable CO2 conversion
Utilization of CO2 as a renewable feedstock to produce fuels/chemicals is a potential way to mitigate the effects of anthropogenic climate change. However, CO2 conversion technologies are still at a nascent stage and are limited by several technical challenges. Development of active, selective, and stable heterogeneous catalysts is key to the development of such technologies.
This project will focus on the synthesis of tailor-made catalysts with hierarchical core-shell/ yolk-shell morphologies for the catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide into value-added chemicals or syngas with/without light irradiation.
The project will be primarily experimental, focusing on the synthesis and advanced characterization of nano-structured catalysts with advanced morphologies.