THE ORIGINS OF LIFE PROJECT
UCL CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

       
The Origins of Life Project, UCL

CO2 is One of the major gases responsible for climate change would become an important feedstock for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Indeed, CO2 conversion is recognised as one of the major challenges in contemporary chemistry. 

The vision of this project is to employ a robust combination of state-of-the-art computation and experiment in a grand challenge project to design, synthesise, test, characterise, evaluate and produce nano-catalysts for the activation and chemical modification of CO2. The design of many of our nano-catalysts is inspired by the active sites in biological systems, which are tailored to the complex redox processes in the conversion of CO2 to biomass.