Welcome to the Tsapatsis Group!

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Professor Tsapatsis's research group is housed in the department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. The focus of our work is in demonstrating innovative processing strategies for engineering functional devices and microstructures. Our recent publications focus on molecular sieve synthesis, crystal structure elucidation, pattern formation, morphology control, and incorporation in engineering devices. Our work is strengthened by substantial industrial interactions.
To learn more about our work browse through our selected publications which represent the different research areas we work in:
  • Zeolite Membranes
  • Mesoporous Zeolites
  • Mixed Matrix and Polymer Supported Membranes
  • Process Design
  • Adsorption
  • Crystallography
  • Catalysis
  • Zeolite and Silica Nucleation and Growth Studies


September 2017 | Professor Michael Tsapatsis has been awarded one of the highest honors for faculty at the University of Minnesota, the McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair. Related link: CEMS News.
August 2017 | Tsapatsis group members participate at the Nanoporous Materials Gordon Conference in Andover, NH.
July 2017 | Han successfully defended his PhD and joins Cabot to work on nanocomposites. Congratulations!
March 2017 | Neel successfully defended his PhD and joins Praxair in Buffalo. All the best Neel!
Feb 2017 l Our process for preparing ultra-selective membranes is published in Nature! Check out our video about  this groundbreaking process. Related links: Nature, CEMS News.