• Description

    The group has wealth of experience in synthesis, characterization and activity study of materials in the heterogeneous catalysis field.

    We often have projects for interested Grade and Master Students. PhD students and postdocs are also invited to carry out short stays in our laboratory for which you should contact Prof. Marcos Ferández-García.

    The group has activity in the following research areas:

    1) Preparation of nano-materials
    1.1. Nanometric inorganic materials with morphological control:oxide, metal-oxide and oxide-oxide.
    1.2. Polymer-based nanocomposite materials with advanced properties.

    2) Industrial Application 
    2.1. Hydrogen production and purification: water gas shift, CO-PROX and bio-alcohol reforming.
    2.2. Pollutant elimination: VOCs, automobile catalysis and chemical/biological water treatment.
    2.3 Valorization of  chemical compounds.
    2.4 Self-cleaning and enviromental-friendly composites with application in human health and enviromental propertion. 

    3) Catalytic activity modelling
    3.1. Quantum mechanical analysis of surfaces and reaction mechanisms. 
    3.2. Chemical Engineering : modeling of matter-light interaction in photocatalytic reactors, cinetic and mechanism modelling.

    4) Analytic methodologies 
    4.1.  Modern synchrotron in-situ techniques for solid state: XAS/XES, XRD-PDF.
    4.2. Single-shot combination (microsecond resolution): DRIFTS/XAS or XRD/ MAss Spectrometry.
    4.3. X-ray tomography with chemical resollution.
    2.2 Software development for spectroscopic analysis: multivariate, PSD and others.

    Selected publications: 
    Appl. Catal. B Environ. 183 (2016) 86–95, J. Catal. 330 (2015) 154–166; ACS Catal. 4 (2014) 4277–4288; ACS Catal. 4 (2014) 63–72; Appl. Catal. B Environ. 140-141 (2013) 680–690; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed 51 (2012) 2363-2367; Chemical Reviews 112 (2012) 1555J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2011) 133, 4484-4489; J. Am. Chem Soc. (2010) 132, 34-35, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2010) 132, 4540-4541; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2010) 49, 9680-9684; Adv. Funct. Mater. (2008) 18, 1949-1960; Nano Letters (2007) 7, 2529-253; J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2007) 129, 12064-12065; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2007) 8629-8631; J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2007) 129, 13604-13612;   
  • Lines and research projects

    Research lines


      Solar energy conversion

      Environment Protection

      Photocatalytic systems for self-cleaning and disinfection

      Selective Synthesis

      Horizontal topics

      Synthesis of advanced nanostructured catalysts

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