Question: Will dividing multistep chemical transformations into individual steps enhance the selectivity and yield of the overall process ?
Motivation: Renewable energy sources and a steady supply of clean water and food are key to a sustainable society. 
Challenge: The yield and selectivity of multistep processes are hard to optimize because multiple pathways operate simultaneously.
Strategy: The ET ​lab will devise continuous-flow platforms to facilitate multistep electrocatalysis central to the widespread use of renewable energy schemes and the catalytic upgrading of feedstock chemicals into value-added commodities. This modular approach will allow for the optimization of the selectivity and yield of each individual reaction step.

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