Award Lecture, Invited / Award Lecture

Cooperative molecular, bio-, and electrocatalysis

X. Hu1
1Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Catalysis has an important role in green and sustainable chemistry. The notion of cooperative catalysis, whereby more than one chemical entities work together to catalyze a chemical process, has gained momentums in recent years. Such cooperative catalysis may bring in new tools in catalyst design, and may overcome limitations of single-site catalysis. In this presentation I will describe several recent examples of our work covering cooperative catalysis in the three separate domains of catalysis: molecular, bio, and hetereogeneoues (electro) catalysis. I hope to demonstrate cooperative catalysis as a universal design principle for all types of catalysts