The Ge Research Group
Research in the Ge group is aimed toward the development of optimal strategies in designing new materials and catalysts, with applications in broad fields of energy and environment. In particular, we are interested in the interactions on the surface at atomic and molecular levels. Such interactions govern the molecular processes in catalytic reactions and materials processing. State-of-the-art density functional theory methods combined with other molecular simulation techniques will be our principal tools to achieve the objectives. Our current research is focused on (1) Catalytic conversion of CO2 and methane to liquid fuel and useful chemicals; (2) hydrogen storage properties of complex metal hydrides and other novel materials; (3) Supported metal oxides as catalysts for, e.g. catalytic reduction of NOx; (4) Mechanical properties of novel composites. If you are interested in our research, you are welcome to contact Dr. Ge or any of the group members for more information.