IMASC Overview

The Center for Integrated Mesoscale Architectures for Sustainable Catalysis (IMASC) is an Energy Frontier Research Center, headquartered at Harvard University. The vision of IMASC is to advance the fundamental science necessary to change the face and carbon footprint of the chemical industries sector.


Established in 2014, IMASC 1.0 showed that a fundamental understanding gained from model surfaces at the molecular scale can be used to predict catalytic performance for support-free dilute alloys. This introduced a new paradigm for catalyst discovery


Renewed in 2018, IMASC 2.0 is advancing this ground-breaking work at the intersection of surface chemistry and physics to transform how catalysts are designed.