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Nikolaos Dimitratos

Associate Professor

Department of Industrial Chemistry "Toso Montanari"

Academic discipline: CHIM/04 Industrial Chemistry


Keywords: Hydrogen production, Biomass conversion, Alkane functionalisation, metal nanoparticles, In situ and operando spectroscopy, liquid and gas phase reactions

Research summary

Research fields: Heterogeneous catalysis, Catalysis for energy, H2 production via (i) photocatalytic reforming of alcohols/polyols/sugars, (ii) catalytic decomposition of carbon and nitrogen based compounds and (iii) aqueous reforming of glycerol, CO2 transformation to methanol, metal supported nanoparticles, Heteropolyacids, Biomass conversion, Photocatalysis, Catalytic applications, Selective oxidation of alcohols/polyols and alkanes, Total oxidation of volatile organic compounds, Bifunctional catalysts, Size and shape control of metal colloids, In situ and operando spectroscopy, advanced characterisation using Synchrotron and Neutron techniques.

Methodologies: Catalytic materials by design focusing on colloidal methods, Reactor design and optimisation of catalytic processes, In situ/operando spectroscopy, Insights into the elementary steps of reactions and nanoparticle formation.