Matteo Monai

Utrecht University
"Carbon capture and utilization using heterogeneous catalysis"

Matteo Monai is tenure track assistant professor at Utrecht University’ Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group. His research focuses on structure-activity relationships in nanostructured heterogeneous catalysts for small molecules activation (e.g. CO2 hydrogenation, dry methane reforming) and biomass conversion. My aim is to obtain fundamental insights into selective and efficient bond activation (e.g. C-H vs C-O or C-S) by pushing the boundaries of rational catalysts design to break scaling relationships, and by further developing the operando spectroscopy capabilities of the ICC group (Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis).