Ana C. Alba-Rubio specializes in designing and synthesizing catalysts, which are materials that speed chemical reactions. Some of her more recent work has focused on turning carbon dioxide into alcohol that could be used as fuel. The idea is to create a closed system so that carbon dioxide can be recycled instead of being released into the atmosphere, which would contribute to climate change.
* Early Career Fellow for the class of 2023 by the Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
* A 2022 Emerging Investigator by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Journal of Catalysis Science & Technology.
* A 2022 Energy and Fuels Rising Star by Energy & Fuels, a publication of ACS.