Our laboratories are located in the University of Oklahoma's Sarkey´s Energy Center, which is the largest and tallest building on campus. This complex has 340,000 square feet (32,000 m2) of office space, underground laboratories, and storage rooms. Sarkey´s Energy Center houses several academic units including the College of Earth and Energy, and the Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering.
We count with three different laboratories where SWNT production and characterization, catalytic activity tests, and catalyst synthesis are performed as part of our research in catalytic science. For more information, follow any of these links:
Tacking hydrophobic organosilyl groups onto the surface of a common zeolite helps overcome the catalyst’s inability to function effectively when liquid water is the reaction medium, chemical engineers have found. The researchers believe their water-repelling zeolite could be a hit for high-pressure water/oil emulsion processing of biomass into fuels and chemicals. The protecting group strategy could also benefit other types of catalysts that are inhibited by water, they say.