Welcome to Cargnello Group, founded by Matteo Cargnello, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University.
The Cargnello Group at Stanford tackles big challenges using small pieces of matter: nanocrystals and nanostructures. We are interested in a variety of materials and applications, but in particular in those related to energy and the environment.
Active and stable catalysts
We are studying synthetic ways to make catalysts not only more active, but also more selective and more stable by exploiting confinement effects.
We study nanostructures that have a precise sizes or crystallographic structures and use them to answer fundamental questions that will allow us to prepare even better catalytic systems.
We envision materials that can use light as an energy input and transform it into chemical work, so that reactions that would normally require high temperatures could be run more sustainably