Catalysis Science & Technology: Editor’s Choice January 2021

Associate Editor Bin Liu has selected some outstanding recent research from Catalysis Science & Technology to share with you. Read now for free until 26th April 2021.

Bin LiuBin received his B.Eng. (1st Class Honours) and M.Eng. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2002 and 2004, respectively, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota in 2011. Thereafter, he moved to University of California, Berkeley and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Department of Chemistry during 2011 – 2012 before joining School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor in 2012. He is now an Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University. His main research interests are electrocatalysis, photovoltaics and photoelectrochemistry.

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Paper

Bimetallic PtIr nanoalloy on TiO2-based solid solution oxide with enhanced oxygen reduction and ethanol electro-oxidation performance in direct ethanol fuel cells

Tai Thien Huynh, Nam Nguyen Dang &  Hau Quoc Pham

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2021, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY02056G

 

Mini Review

Selective CO2 reduction towards a single upgraded product: a minireview on multi-elemental copper-free electrocatalysts

Madeleine K. Wilsey, Connor P. Cox, Ryland C. Forsythe, Luke R. McCarney & Astrid M. Müller

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2021, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY02010A

 

Paper

Silicon microfabricated reactor for operando XAS/DRIFTS studies of heterogeneous catalytic reactions

Venezia, E. Cao, S. K. Matam, C. Waldron, G. Cibin, E. K. Gibson, S. Golunski, P. P. Wells, I. Silverwood, C. R. A. Catlow, G. Sankarh & A. Gavriilidis

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 7842-7856. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY01608J

 

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Welcoming new Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editors: Xiulian Pan & Ken-ichi Shimizu

We are delighted to welcome Professor Xiulian Pan and Professor Ken-ichi Shimizu as our newest Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editors.

Xiulian Pan, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, ChinaXiulian Pan

Xiulian Pan is a full professor and a group leader at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She obtained her Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Guoxing Xiong from DICP in 2001. After a postdoctoral research stage at the Fraunhofer Institute of Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology in Stuttgart, she joined Prof. Xinhe Bao’s team at DICP in 2003.

Her research interests include fundamental studies on confined catalysis within porous materials such as carbon, zeolites and metal oxides in energy conversion related processes focusing on syngas chemistry, catalytic activation and conversion of small molecules e.g. CH4, N2 and CO2. She received a number of awards including the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars from the NSFC, the Chinese Chemical Society-BASF Youth Innovation Prize and the Young Woman Scientist Award of China (co-supported by All-China Women’s Federation, China Association for Science and Technology, China National Commission for UNESCO and L’OREAL).

As a Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor, Professor Xiulian Pan will provide her expertise in particular in the fields of:

  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Catalysis in energy conversion processes
  • Catalytic conversion of small molecules

Send your best catalysis science and technology work in these areas to Professor Pan now: click here to submit.

 

Ken-ichi Shimizu, Hokkaido University, JapanKen-ichi Shimizu

Ken-ichi Shimizu has been a full Professor at Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University, since 2015. He received his Ph.D. degree at Nagoya University in 2000. He began his career as a Research Associate at Niigata University in 2000, moved to Nagoya University in 2004 as an Assistant Professor, and then moved to Hokkaido University in 2010 as an Associate Professor.

His main interest is in heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable chemical transformations and automotive emission control. He also works for in situ spectroscopies and catalysis informatics for molecular level design of heterogeneous catalysis.

As a Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor, Professor Ken-ichi Shimizu will provide his expertise in particular in the fields of:

  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Catalysis in green organic synthesis
  • Characterization of heterogeneous catalysts

Send your best catalysis science and technology work in these areas to Professor Shimizu now: click here to submit.

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Introducing the Catalysis Science & Technology Emerging Investigators Series

We are excited to announce the launch of the Catalysis Science & Technology Emerging Investigators Series.

With this initiative we aim to highlight cutting edge research from members of the catalysis community in the earlier stages of their research careers.

To best meet the needs of contributing authors, there will be no fixed deadlines. Papers accepted for publication in the Emerging Investigators Series will be published in the earliest available issue and collated together in a dedicated Emerging Investigators page on the journal website. We hope this allows for continual exposure of exciting work from early-career members of the community, with focus and emphasis on individual authors and research groups.

The Catalysis Science & Technology Emerging Investigators Series will be an invitation-only initiative, with nominations curated by the journal Editorial and Advisory Board members. We will however consider additional applications and nominations on their own merit. The Emerging Investigators Series has an overall objective to showcase the full diversity of cutting-edge research carried out by newer voices from across the worldwide catalysis research community.

All submissions to the Emerging Investigators Series will be subject to the journal’s high standards in peer review.

What happens now?

The Catalysis Science & Technology Editorial Office will contact nominated Emerging Investigators throughout the year.

In order to be eligible to feature as an Emerging Investigator, contributors must:

  • Publish research within the journal scope
  • Currently be an independent research leader
  • Have not been featured as an Emerging Investigator in a previous Catalysis Science & Technology Emerging Investigators Series article.
  • Have either a) received their PhD no earlier than 01 January of the year 12 years prior to the year of submission, or b) have no more than 12 years of post-PhD research experience on 01 January in the year of submission when taking into account any career breaks.

(For example: for submission in 2021 an eligible contributor must have either a) a PhD awarded on or after 01 January 2009, or b) no more than 12 years of post-PhD research experience by 01 January 2021)

Authors previously featured as Catalysis Science & Technology Emerging Investigators may with no restriction be co-authors on subsequent papers in the Catalysis Science & Technology Emerging Investigators Series, but they may not be the sole eligible corresponding author, and will not be featured as Emerging Investigators more than once.

Contributors will be required to confirm their eligibility by sending their CV to the journal editors.

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Catalysis Science & Technology: Editor’s Choice November 2020

Associate Editor Tetsuya Shishido has selected some outstanding recent research from Catalysis Science & Technology to share with you. Read now for free until 17th February 2021.

Tetsuya ShishidoTetsuya Shishido received his PhD at Hokkaido University in 1997 for fundamental research on acid-base catalysis. He began his career as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Hiroshima University in 1997, carrying out research on supported metal catalysts for energy innovation, for example methane to hydrogen, and then moved to the Department of Molecular Engineering, Kyoto University in 2005. 

In 2013, he was promoted to full Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University. His research focuses on heterogeneous catalysis, in particular, catalysis by metallic nanoparticles or metal oxides on supports. He also works on in situ spectroscopic methods to elucidate the reaction mechanism on heterogeneous catalysts at the molecular level.

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Paper

Mechanistic Insights into the Selective Oxidation of 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural over Silver-based Catalysts

Schade, Oliver; Gaur, Abhijeet; Zimina, Anna; Saraci, Erisa; Grunwaldt, Jan-Dierk

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 5036-5047. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00878H

 

Paper 

Selective hydrogen production from formic acid decomposition over Mo carbides supported on carbon materials

Carrales-Alvarado, Damarys; Dongil, Ana Belén; Fernández-Morales, José; Fernández-García, Marcos; Guerrero-Ruiz, A.; Rodriguez-Ramos, I.

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 6790-6799. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY01088J

 

Paper 

Steam reforming of formaldehyde for generating hydrogen and coproducing carbon nanotubes for enhanced photosynthesis

Jin, Qijie; Wang, Aodi; Lu, Bingxu; Xu, Xin; Shen, Yuesong; Zeng, Yanwei

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 4436-4447. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00843E

 

Paper 

Tuning the oxygen release properties of CeO2-based catalysts by metal–support interactions for improved gasoline soot combustion

Ashikaga, Ryota; Murata, Kazumasa; Ito, Tetsuya; Yamamoto, Yuta; Arai, Shigeo; Satsuma, Atsushi

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 7177-7185. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY01294G

 

Mini Review

Selective catalytic oxidation of NH3 over noble metal-based catalysts: state of the art and future prospects

Lan, Tianwei; Zhao, Yufei; Deng, Jiang; Zhang, Jianping; Shi, Li-Yi; Zhang, Dengsong

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 5792-5810. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY01137A

 

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Welcoming Núria López as Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor

We are delighted to welcome Professor Núria López as our newest Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor.

Núria López, Institut Català d’Investigació Quimíca, Spain

Nuria LopezNúria López graduated in Chemistry (1999) and got her Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Barcelona, Spain (1995). As a postdoctoral researcher, she joined the Center for Atomic-scale Materials Physics led by Prof. Jens K. Nørskov (Denmark). In 2005 she started her independent career at ICIQ. Her research group focuses on the theoretical research in heterogeneous photo-electro-catalysis.

Prof. López has co-authored over 200 scientific publications. In 2010 she was awarded an ERC Starting Grant (2010) and then an ERC Proof-of-concept (2015) by the European Research Council. She was awarded a “Prize for Excellence” by the Real Sociedad Española de Química in 2015. She has collaborated with several industries in Europe to leverage atomistic modelling, participated in 9 EU projects and served in several committees in the European Union, including the most important supercomputing initiatives in Europe (where she was Chair of PRACE‘s Scientific Steering Committee).

As a Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor, Professor Núria López will provide her expertise in particular in the fields of:

  • Theoretical catalysis
  • Computational catalysis
  • Theoretical methods in heterogeneous photo-electro-catalysis

Send your best catalysis science and technology work in these areas to Professor López now: click here to submit.

 

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Welcoming new Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editors: Bin Liu & Andrew Weller

We are delighted to welcome Professor Bin Liu and Professor Andrew Weller as our newest Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editors.

Bin LiuBin Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Bin received his B.Eng. (1st Class Honours) and M.Eng. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2002 and 2004 respectively, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota in 2011. Thereafter, he moved to University of California, Berkeley, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Department of Chemistry during 2011 – 2012, before joining School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor in 2012. He is now an Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University.

As a Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor, Professor Bin Liu will provide his expertise in particular in the fields of:

  • Electrocatalysis
  • Energy conversion
  • Operando in situ methods

Send your best catalysis science and technology work in these areas to Professor Liu now: click here to submit.

 

Andrew Weller, University of York, UK

Andrew Weller is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of York, UK. Prior to this he was Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford for 13 years. He moved to Oxford in 2007, after starting his independent career at the University Bath in 1999 as a Royal Society University Research Fellow. He is currently a holder of an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship, and was recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Frankland and Dalton Transactions European Lectureship awards.

His research focus is on the organometallic chemistry of the transition metals and homogeneous catalysis. In particular, he develops organometallic complexes that are “operationally unsaturated”, that lead to highly efficient, selective, catalysts for a wide variety of important bond activation processes in both solution and single-crystalline phases.

As a Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor, Professor Andrew Weller will provide his expertise in particular in the fields of:

  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • C–H, B–H and C–C activation

Send your best catalysis science and technology work in these areas to Professor Weller now: click here to submit.

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Catalysis Science & Technology Editor’s Choice: Chris Williams

Associate Editor Chris Williams has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Catalysis Science & Technology. Read now for free until 19th September 2020.

Chris WilliamsProfessor Williams received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware in 1993 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1997. Following a post doctoral appointment in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Department at Oxford University, he joined the faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina and is currently a Professor. His research interests are in the area of heterogeneous catalysis and surface science, with a particular emphases on studying solid-liquid catalytic interfaces with in-situ/operando spectroscopy and developing novel synthetic approaches to producing bimetallic catalysts for a variety of applications.

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Paper
A dinuclear iron complex as an efficient electrocatalyst for homogeneous water oxidation reaction
Karim, Suhana; Chakraborty, Aratrika; Samanta, Debabrata; Zangrando, Ennio; Ghosh, Totan; Das, Debasis
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 2830-2837. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00011F

Paper
Stability of the ketyl radical as a descriptor in the electrochemical coupling of benzaldehyde
Anibal, Jacob; Malkani, Arnav; Xu, Bingjun
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 3181-3194. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00282H

Paper
Localized catalysis driven by the induction heating of magnetic nanoparticles
Yassine, Sarah; Fatfat, Zaynab; Darwish, Ghinwa; Karam, Pierre
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00439A

Minireview
New analytical tools for advanced mechanistic studies in catalysis: photoionization and photoelectron photoion coincidence spectroscopy
Hemberger, Patrick; van Bokhoven, Jeroen; Perez-Ramirez, Javier; Bodi, Andras
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 1975-1990. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY02587A

Paper
Number and intrinsic activity of cobalt surface sites in platinum promoted zeolite catalysts for carbon monoxide hydrogenation
Carvalho, Alexandre; Ordomsky, Vitaly; Marcilio, Nilson; Khodakov, Andrei
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 2137-2144. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY02421B

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Catalysis Science & Technology Editor’s Choice

Associate Editor Jinhua Ye has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Catalysis Science & Technology. Read now for free until 18th August 2020.

Jinhua YeJinhua Ye received her PhD from the University of Tokyo in 1990, and joined National Research Institute for Metals (former NIMS) in 1991. She is now a Principle Investigator and the Field Coordinator of Nano-Power Field at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), and a Professor of Joint Doctoral Program in Graduate School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan. She is also the appointed director of TU-NIMS Joint Research Center, and Professor of Materials Science at Tianjin University, China.

Her research interests focus on the research and development of novel photocatalytic materials and their applications in the fields of environment remediation and solar to chemical energy conversion.

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Paper
980 nm NIR light driven overall water splitting over a combined CdS–RGO–NaYF4–Yb3+/Er3+ photocatalyst
Gao, Wei; Wu, Yuqi; Lu, Gongxuan
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 2389-2397. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00256A

Communication
A PMMA-based heterogeneous photocatalyst for visible light-promoted [4 + 2] cycloaddition
Huber, Niklas; Li, Run; Ferguson, Calum; Gehrig, Dominik; Ramanan, Charusheela; Blom, Paul; Landfester, Katharina; Zhang, Kai
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 2092-2099. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00016G

Paper
An atomic insight into BiOBr/La2Ti2O7 p–n heterojunctions: interfacial charge transfer pathway and photocatalysis mechanism
Wu, Huizhong; Chen, Ruimin; Wang, Hong; Cui, Wen; Li, Jieyuan; Wang, Jiadong; Yuan, Chaowei; Zhuo, Lin; Zhang, Yuxin; Dong, Fan
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 826-834. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY02230A

Paper
Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution over nickel cobalt bimetallic phosphate anchored graphitic carbon nitrides by regulation of d-band electronic structure
Zhang, Yuanzheng; Dai, Yunrong; Yin, Lifeng; Li, Huihui; Chen, Xiang; Chen, Bin
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, Accepted Manuscript. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00556H

Paper
Tunable surface modification of a hematite photoanode by a Co(salen)-based cocatalyst for boosting photoelectrochemical performance
Wang, Ruiling; Kuwahara, Yasutaka; Mori, Kohsuke; Bu, Yuyu; Yamashita, Hiromi
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 1714-1723. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY02481F

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Catalysis Science & Technology Editor’s Choice

Will MedlinAssociate Editor Will Medlin has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Catalysis Science & Technology. Read now for free until 6th August 2020.

Will Medlin received his Bachelors in chemical engineering from Clemson University in 1996 and his PhD from the University of Delaware in 2001. After conducting postdoctoral research at Sandia National Laboratories, he joined the chemical and biological engineering department at the University of Colorado, where he is currently the Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor.

His research interests are in the area of heterogeneous catalysis and surface science, with particular emphases on investigations of catalytic chemistry on well-defined surfaces, and on controlling the near-surface environment of heterogeneous catalysts with organic monolayers and thin films.

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Paper
Direct Observation of Chemical Origins in Crystalline (NixCo1-x)2B Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts
Xinzhi, Ma; Zhao, Kaixin; Sun, Yu; Wang, Yue; Yan, Feng; Zhang, Xitian; Chen, Yu-Jin
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 2165-2172. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00099J

Paper
Facile synthesis of a Ru dispersed N-doped carbon framework catalyst for electrochemical nitrogen reduction
Zhang, Ziqi; Yao, Kaida; Cong, Linchuan; Yu, Zhuochen; Qu, Lina; Huang, Weimin
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 1336-1342. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY02500F

Paper
How Coverage Influences Thermodynamic and Kinetic Isotope Effects for H2/D2 Dissociative Adsorption on Transition Metals
Chen, Benjamin; Mavrikakis, Manos
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 671-689. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY02338K

Paper
Importance of the decoration in shaped cobalt nanoparticles in the acceptor-less secondary alcohol dehydrogenation
Kaźmierczak, Kamila; Ramamoorthy, Raj Kumar; Moisset, Arthur; Viau, Guillaume; Viola, Arnaud; Giraud, Marion; Peron, Jennifer; Sicard, Lorette; Piquemal, Jean-Yves; Besson, Michele; Perret, Noémie; Michel, Carine
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00390E

Communication
Reductant composition influences the coordination of atomically dispersed Rh on anatase TiO2
Asokan, Chithra; Thang, Ho; Pacchioni, Gianfranco; Christopher, Phillip
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 1597-1601. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00146E

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11th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis

University of Manchester6th – 9th September 2020, Manchester, UK

The ICEC, which was first held in Pisa in 1995 has had a major influence on the development of catalytic solutions to address global environment issues such as air and water pollution, green synthesis and more efficient use of energy. It was last held in the UK in Belfast in 2008 and we welcome colleagues from around the world back to the UK to participate in this conference and exchange research to further our knowledge and impact of environmental catalysis. As with previous conferences, it will consist of a number of plenary talks coupled with parallel oral and poster sessions.

Plenary Speakers:

  • Tim Bugg – Bacterial Enzymes for Lignin Degradation
  • Alessandra Quadrelli – Surface Organometallic Chemistry on MOFs, POPs and Inorganic Oxides for CO2 and N2 Reduction: En route to Renewable Energies Storage
  • Enrico Tronconi – The NH3-SCR Redox Cycle over Cu-CHA: Insights from Transient Response Methods

Register now! http://www.confercare.manchester.ac.uk/events/icec2020/registration/

Source of information: http://www.confercare.manchester.ac.uk/events/icec2020/

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