- Heterogeneous catalysis of methanol from hydrogen and carbon dioxide at the gas-solid interface as a function of pressure, temperature, gasphase composition and powdered catalyst materials. Catalysts can be divided into
-Mesoporous materials (SBA-15) functionalized with Zr and Cu
-Nanomaterials composed of Zr + Cu, yttrium stabilized zirconium (YSZ) + Cu, nanorods of ZnO + Cu.
- In situ FTIR (or more precisely in situ Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy-DRIFTS) studies of the coordination and reactions of CO2 and H2 at the catalysts during the methanol pathway. This will provide time resolved information about the types and concentrations of surface/interfacial reaction intermediates as function of catalyst compositions and experimental parameters. By extraction of interfacial reaction kinetics, rate constants and rate-limiting steps can be evaluated and hopefully optimal conditions for efficient methanol synthesis during an environmental sustainable route.
- Construction of a gas delivery system for H2 and CO2 (manageable of high pressure) connected to a DRIFTS reaction cell situated in a FTIR-spectrometer.
- Catalyst characterization by Raman micro-spectroscopy. Other characterization techniques that will be used include XRD, SEM, TEM, chemi- and physisorption.
- Synthesis of catalysts with aid of hydrothermal synthesis.
A complete list of my publications and conference contributions can be found here.
- 2013 - Now Postdoctoral position at Nanostructured Materials (NanoCat), IFM, Linköping University.
Goldschmidth, Prague, Czech Republic, 2011. Oral presentation
Title: Assistant Professor
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