overview

Progression of chemical reactions often requires the presence of a substance called a catalyst that selectively accelerates the desired reaction(s) without itself being consumed. In this regard, enzyme catalysts are very selective towards specific reactions. However, their ability to tolerate a wide range of reaction conditions is poor. On the other hand, non-enzymatic catalysts (inorganic and organic) are robust and tolerant to a wide range of conditions, but they are not very selective. The long-term goal of my research program is to integrate (marry) desirable traits of both these catalysis systems in order to develop catalytic systems with novel functionalities.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles36
Conference Papers9
patents
Patents1
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
sfernando@tamu.edu
First Name
Sandun
Last Name
Fernando
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Biological & Agricultural Engineering; 2117 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2117
USA