Using a powerful collaborative model of scientific research, CENTC will develop transformative catalytic reactions based on strong bond activation that impact problems of global significance.

CENTC will inspire a diverse group of high school students and undergraduates to enter careers in science, will train graduate students and postdocs in methods to identify and collaboratively address problems of major significance, will provide education opportunities to chemistry students and professionals in the area of catalysis, and will promote public awareness of the impact of chemistry and catalysis on daily life.