Chemistry, Chemical & Biological Engineering
Ive Hermans is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Chemistry with a dual appointment in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Hermans’ work focuses on the synthesis of chemicals and energy carriers using catalytic technology. The Hermans group studies various aspects of catalytic systems: (1) precision synthesis of catalytic materials, (2) kinetics and reaction engineering, (3) operando spectroscopy, and (4) computational description and prediction. Specific examples of current projects include, Lewis-acid catalysis for biomass-upgrading, continuous multiphase flow reactions and natural gas upgrading.