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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: Yong Cao Selects Outstanding Articles. Read Now for Free

Associate Editor Yong Cao has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Catalysis Science & Technology. Read them now for free until the end of February 2020!

Dr Yong Cao is currently a professor of Chemistry at Fudan University. His main research activities focus on fundamental aspects of heterogeneous catalysis and the development of new sustainable green catalysis by supported metals and related materials. One key activity of the research group is the development of novel catalytic route to renewable chemicals and related energy conversion processes based on small molecule activation.

Submit your research to Yong here

Read Yong’s choices for free now:
Paper
Effect of perimeter interface length between 2D WO3 monolayer domain and γ-Al2O3 on selective hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,3-propanediol
Takeshi Aihara, Hiroki Miura and Tetsuya Shishido
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 5359-5367. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY01385G

Paper
Highly selective CO removal by sorption enhanced Boudouard reaction for hydrogen production
Kumar R. Rout, María V. Gil and De Chen
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 4100-4107. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY00851A

Paper
Direct production of aromatics from syngas over a hybrid FeMn Fischer–Tropsch catalyst and HZSM-5 zeolite: local environment effect and mechanism-directed tuning of the aromatic selectivity
Ting Wang, Yuebing Xu, Chengming Shi, Feng Jiang, Bing Liu and Xiaohao Liu
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 3933-3946. DOI: 10.1039/ C9CY00750D

Paper
Engineering of highly active Au/Pd supported on hydrogenated urchin-like yolk@shell TiO2 for visible light photocatalytic Suzuki coupling
Sahar Rohani, Abolfazl Ziarati, Ghodsi Mohammadi Ziarani, Alireza Badiei and Thomas Burgi
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 3820-3827. DOI: 10.1039/ C9CY00798A

We hope you enjoy reading the articles.

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Editors Choice: Javier Pérez-Ramírez Selects Outstanding Articles. Read Now for Free

Editor-in-Chief Javier Pérez-Ramírez has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Catalysis Science & Technology. Read now for free until the end of November 2019.

Javier has been the Chair of Catalysis Engineering at the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich since January 2010. He studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Alicante and received his PhD degree at Delft University of Technology in 2002. Following a period in industry at Norsk Hydro and Yara International, he joined the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia as an ICREA Professor at ICIQ in Tarragona, Spain where he remained until his move to Zurich in 2010.

His research focuses on the design of catalytic materials tackling current and future energy, resource, and environmental challenges of society. He has been recognized by several awards, most recently the RSC Sustainable Energy Award (2017) and the Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis for the North American Catalysis Society (2019). Since 2018, Javier is Isaac Manasseh Meyer Chair Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore and directs the NUS Flagship Green Energy program.

Submit to Javier now

Paper
Heterogeneity of polyoxometalates by confining within ordered mesopores: toward efficient oxidation of benzene to phenol
Yan Leng, Yuchen Jiang, Honggeng Peng, Zihao Zhang, Miaomiao Liu, Kecheng Jie, Pengfei Zhang and Sheng Dai
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 2173-2179. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY00288J

Paper
Hierarchical MFI type zeolites with intracrystalline macropores: the effect of the macropore size on the deactivation behaviour in the MTO reaction
Tobias Weissenberger, Bastian Reiprich, Albert G. F. Machoke, Katharina Klühspies, Jürgen Bauer, Ralf Dotzel, John L. Casci and Wilhelm Schwieger
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 3259-3269. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY00368A

Paper
Iron carbide or iron carbide/cobalt nanoparticles for magnetically-induced CO2 hydrogenation over Ni/SiRAlOx catalysts
Sumeet S. Kale, Juan M. Asensio, Marta Estrader, Mayke Werner, Alexis Bordet, Deliang Yi, Julien Marbaix, Pier-Francesco Fazzini, Katerina Soulantica and Bruno Chaudret
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 2601-2607. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY00437H

Paper
Mechanistic role of water in HSSZ-13 catalyzed methanol-to-olefins conversion
Praveen Bollini, Thomas T. Chen, Matthew Neurock and Aditya Bhan
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY01015G

We hope you enjoy reading the articles.

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Congratulations to Piet van Leeuwen on being awarded the Alwin Mittasch Prize 2019

Piet was the founding Editor of Catalysis Science & Technology and is now a member of the Advisory Board.  Catalysis Science and Technology would like to congratulate Piet van Leeuwen on being awarded the Alwin Mittasch Prize 2019.

The prize ceremony will take place at EuropaCat 2019 on 23 August 2019 in Aachen, Germany.

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Introducing Catalysis Science & Technology’s new Editor-in-Chief Javier Pérez-Ramírez

Javier Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
 
“I became an Associate Editor of Catalysis Science & Technology in 2011, shortly after its birth, and have greatly enjoyed witnessing the development of the journal to its well-established position today.
 
“Catalysis was instrumental to the stark societal and economic development of the 20th century and plays a pivotal role in solving the energy, resource, and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
 
“Catalysis Science & Technology publishes cutting-edge developments across the catalysis science community embracing all disciplines and approaches that enable discovery and understanding of catalytic phenomena.
 
“I feel very privileged and proud to succeed Piet van Leuween as the Editor-in-Chief of Catalysis Science & Technology and strive to continue shaping the journal to achieve greater heights.”

Submit your best catalysis research to Javier today.

Javier’s research pursues the design of heterogeneous catalysts and reactor concepts devoted to sustainable technologies. Find out more about Javier here or read his recent articles:  

Paper 
Halogen type as a selectivity switch in catalysed alkane oxyhalogenation
Guido Zichittella, Begoña Puértolas, Vladimir Paunović, Theresa Block, Rainer Pöttgen and Javier Pérez-Ramírez
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 2231-2243. DOI: 10.1039/C8CY00122G

Paper 
Carbon nanofibres-supported KCoMo catalysts for syngas conversion into higher alcohols
Ho Ting Luk, Tim Forster, Cecilia Mondelli, Sebastian Siol, Daniel Curulla-Ferré, Joseph A. Stewart and Javier Pérez-Ramírez
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 187-200. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY01908D

 

Javier has selected some of the most outstanding catalysis work from the past year to share with you. Read them now for free until the end of March 2019:

Communication 
Methane activation over a boron nitride catalyst driven by in situ formed molecular water
Yang Wang, Liyang Zhao, Lei Shi, Jian Sheng, Weiping Zhang, Xiao-Ming Cao, Peijun Hu and An-Hui Lu
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 2051-2055. DOI: 10.1039/C8CY00163D
 
Paper 
Operando micro-spectroscopy on ZSM-5 containing extrudates during the oligomerization of 1-hexene
Suzanna P. Verkleij, Gareth T. Whiting, Sonia Parres Esclapez, Machteld M. Mertens, Anton-Jan Bons, Martijn Burgers and Bert M. Weckhuysen
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 2175-2185. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY02460F
 
Paper 
Oxygenate formation over K/β-Mo2C catalysts in the Fischer–Tropsch synthesis
Wijnand Marquart, David J. Morgan, Graham J. Hutchings, Michael Claeys and Nico Fischer
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 3806-3817. DOI: 10.1039/C8CY01181H

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New Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor: Yong Cao

We are delighted to welcome Dr Yong Cao as our newest Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor.

Yong Cao, Fudan University, China

ORCiD orcid.org/0000-0002-8333-0181

Dr Yong Cao is currently a professor of Chemistry at Fudan University. His main research activities focus on fundamental aspects of heterogeneous catalysis and the development of new sustainable green catalysis by supported metals and related materials. One key activity of the research group is the development of novel catalytic route to renewable chemicals and related energy conversion processes based on small molecule activation.

As a Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor, Dr Yong Cao will provide his expertise in particular in the fields of:

  • Biomass conversion
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Nano-catalysis
  • Supported catalysis

Submit your best catalysis science and technology work in these areas to Dr Yong Cao now.

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Congratulations to Professor Javier Pérez-Ramírez: Winner of the RSC Sustainable Energy Award 2017

Catalysis Science & Technology is delighted to congratulate our Associate Editor and Board Member Professor Javier Pérez-Ramírez on winning the RSC Sustainable Energy Award 2017.

 

The RSC Prizes and awards celebrate the outstanding achievements by the members of the diverse chemical sciences community.

The Sustainable Energy Award is for the contributions of chemical sciences to sustainable energy. This includes development or understanding of materials and processes and the improvement of existing technologies through the application of the chemical sciences.

 

The 2017 Award to Professor Javier Pérez-Ramírez was awarded for his discovery of disruptive catalytic technologies for valorization of carbon dioxide and natural gas that can be applied at a practical scale and for the creation of stable single atom precious metal catalyst materials.

 

A full commemoration of the RSC 2017 Prizes and awards can be found here: www.rsc.org/news-events/articles/2017/may/awards-and-prizes-2017/

Read the themed collection: Celebrating the 2017 RSC Prize and Award Winners – showcasing articles authored by the winners from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals portfolio – is currently free to access until 1st August 2017.

 

Submit your best sustainable energy catalytic sciences and technology to Professor Javier Pérez-Ramírez now: rsc.li/catalysis

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Advisory board member Professor Ian Fairlamb wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Prize

A picture of Ian FairlambIan is Professor of Chemistry at the University of York. His research focuses on understanding how organic, carbon-containing compounds cooperate with transition metals. His work enables the development of sustainable and greener chemical reactions and syntheses that can produce valuable pharmaceutical and agrochemical compounds of benefit to humankind. The Corday-Morgan Prize recognises the most meritorious contributions to chemistry. He said: “I am delighted to receive this prestigious award.  I’m deeply indebted to the incredible efforts and talents of both past and present research group members.

To read more about Professor Ian Fairlamb and the 2016 Corday-Morgan Prize please click-through to the website.

Related content:

All 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry prize and award winners: http://rsc.li/awards-prizes-2016
Collection of articles published by prize and award winners: http://rsc.li/rscwinners2016-collection

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A new Catalysis, Science & Technology Associate Editor for 2016

Catalysis, Science & Technology would like to welcome Professor Christopher Williams to the journal as a new Associate Editor for 2016.

Professor 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.

Read Professor Williams’ latest Catalysis Science & Technology article here:

Yunya Zhang, Weijian Diao, John R. Monnier and Christopher T. Williams
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, 5, 4123-4132. DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00353A

Professor Williams and the rest of the Editorial board would like to invite you to submit your best work to Catalysis, Science & Technology.

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