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Dr. Michael Groves

Research Interests

 In the Groves Research Group we are working on understanding heterogeneous catalytic processes and developing the tools necessary to quickly and accurately predict them.  Our current projects include understanding formate production from CO2 over novel metal alloy surfaces as well as hydrogen peroxide synthesis over modified graphene structures.  We are also using machine learning algorithms to develop automated, and intelligent global optimization search protocols for organic systems which are designed to increase the performance of the search for thermodynamically favorable structures.  We intend to use them to search for new modified graphene surfaces.