The Sustainability and Reaction Engineering Laboratory (SuREL) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell focuses on utlizing both experimental and theoretical techniques to investigate complex reaction systems in energy and environmental problems. Key research expertise of our laboratory includes high temperature pyrolysis and oxidation experiments and detailed kinetic modeling.
Our main research focus is to uncover fundamental interplay between chemical kinetics and transport phenomena to manipulate reaction pathways for producing high-value products from low-value feedstocks. The feedstocks of interest include lignocellulosic biomass, plastic waste, food waste, or flared shale gas. The target products include energy sources (such as renewable fuels), green chemicals, and advanced materials.