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Zach Mast wins ACS award!

Zach Mast for his 2020 American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry !!! His award comes in recognition of his work on the analysis of Copper catalysts for solar fuel production through our Miecznikowski collaboration! Congrats!

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Oana is named Mercator Fellow!

September 2019 Our collaborative work with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany is highlighted in the CU Boulder Arts and Sciences Magazine.

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Virtual Reality Meets Organic Chemistry

SAMA Learning visited us to facilitate deployment of VR Technology for Organic Chemistry U. Virtual Reality meets OChem and everyone learns! Excited for the upcoming semester! Super special thanks to the library team for helping us make this happen!  

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Dalton Transactions Paper in Press!

Tessa and Aziz’s work on reactive and unreactive Group VII metalloradicals is accepted!

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Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers Paper Accepted!

Tessa and Zach’s paper in collaboration with Prof. Miecznikowski’s group at Fairfield is accepted! Copper pincers are shown to electrocatalyze the synthesis of solar fuels!

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ACS Catalysis Paper is out!

Tessa and Aziz’s work on the Mn-catalyzed disproportionation of carbon dioxide to CO and carbonate is in press in @ACS Catalysis!

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Independent Publications Publications at CU Boulder Gerard M. Carroll, Matthew A. Gebbie, Shannon Stahl, Mathew R. Johnson, Oana R. Luca, Haley A. Petersen, Yannick Bomble, Nathan R. Neale and Randy Cortright Alternative Energy Carriers: Unique Interfaces for Electrochemical Hydrogenic Transformations Advanced Energy Materials, accepted. Tom Autrey, Simon Bare, Elizabeth Biddinger, Shannon Boettcher, Phillip Britt, Robert […]

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The Luca Research Lab

at the University of Colorado

We are an interdisciplinary research group that aims to solve problems related to catalysis, energy sciences and sustainable chemical transformations.

We harness the power of electrons and holes as reagents in complex multi-step chemical transformations. At the same time, we use a variety of analytical tools to monitor the transformations in real time to inform reaction optimization and gain mechanistic understanding of processes we are studying.