Welcome to the Kenis Group!

Innovation in advanced manufacturing technology and carbon-neutral chemical production

Group News

Check out what our group members have been up to!

  • June 1, 2022
    Dr. Kenis presents our work on CO2RR at ECS in Vancouver.
  • April 5, 2022
    Emiliana successfully defends her thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Cofell!
  • February 16, 2022
    Saket successfully defends his thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Bhargava!
  • January 14, 2022
    Saket wins the 2021 ACS Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry!

Latest Work

What have we been publishing? See our most recent papers below, or check out our publications for more!

Investigation of Electrolyte-Dependent Carbonate Formation on Gas Diffusion Electrodes for CO2 Electrolysis

E.R. Cofell, et al. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2021.





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The Kenis Group at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a cutting-edge lab at one of the premier institutes of chemical engineering in the United States. Currently, we focus on the electrochemistry of CO2 & other wastes and the automated synthesis of quantum dots. Through these research pathways, we look to decrease industrial energy utilization, implement high-throughput synthesis methods, and have a lasting impact on global production processes.