The Stahl research group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is exploring a number of topics in the field of catalysis. Advances in catalysis research are crucial to address many of the major challenges facing our nation and world, including (i) reducing the contribution of human activities to global warming, (ii) identifying sustainable energy sources and (iii) minimizing the environmental impact of chemical synthesis (i.e., green chemistry). Research themes include aerobic oxidation reactions, C–H oxidation methods for pharmaceutical synthesis, electrochemical organic synthesis, biomass valorization, and electrocatalysis and electrochemical methods for energy conversion.
- Oxidation catalysis and the chemistry of O2
- Homogeneous catalysis and synthetic methodology
- Electrocatalysis and electrochemical synthesis
- Green chemistry related to pharmaceutical synthesis and biomass conversion
- Electrochemical energy storage and conversion