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About | Applied Catalysis and Emissions Controls Research


Working towards a near-zero emissions future

The Applied Catalysis and Emissions Research Group develops emissions control catalysts and strategies to enable near-zero emissions from high efficiency powertrains, advanced combustion engines, and alternative fuels. Research conducted by group members includes: detailed characterization of engine exhaust chemistry and particulate matter; development of emissions control system architectures and control strategies and integration with advanced combustion engines; synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of novel catalytic materials; development of advanced diagnostic tools for analyzing catalytic and combustion processes; and modeling of emissions control catalysts. The group has the unique ability to conduct emissions control research spanning from the atomic scale to the vehicle scale, and to translate fundamental scientific insights into solutions for challenges faced by our industry partners.
The primary sponsors of ongoing research include the Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) and multiple industry partners. The Group leads the DOE VTO-funded CLEERS initiative. Members of the group actively participate in the U.S. DRIVE and 21st Century Truck Partnerships and the DOE-funded Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines Initiative.