Dr. Shahnaz Ghasemi

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Education-Experiences-Scholarships

Education

University of Studies

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry

Sharif University of Technology, Iran. Thesis: “Synthesis and characterization of Metal Oxide–Graphene Hybrid Materials and their Environmental Applications,” Supervisor: Prof. M. R. Gholami.

University of Studies

M.Sc. Physical Chemistry

Sharif University of Technology, Iran. Thesis: “Investigation of degradation of Azo dyes by photocatalyst based on TiO2 nanoparticles”, Supervisor: Prof. M. R. Gholami.

University of Studies

B. Sc. in Applied Chemistry

Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran.

Experience

2017-Current
Sharif University of Technology

Assistant Prof.

Institute of Energy, Water & Environment, Sharif
University of Technology, Iran

2014 - 2017
Sharif University of Technology

Postdoctoral Researcher & Group Leader

Institute of Water & Energy, Sharif University of
Technology.

2012-2014
TUM & NTU

Research Associate & Research Fellow

TUM (Technical University Munich, Germany) and NTU (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)-Create Centre for electromobility, Singapore. Working on Li-Ion batteries specifically the thermodynamics of Li-Ion batteries.

2011-2012
TUM & NTU

Research Associate

TUM (Technical University Munich, Germany) and NTU (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Project: "Particle Size-Effect on Thermodynamic Properties of Lithium Cobalt Oxide'', supervisors: Prof. Rachid Yazami, Harry Hoster.

Scholarships

2020
DAAD

Scholarship

DAAD Scholarship on Grant Proposal Writing organized by University of Cologne- Germany

2019
DAAD

Scholarship

DAAD Scholarship on University Leadership Program organized by University of Oldenburg-Germany

Portfolio

Journal and conference papers- book chapters- presentations

2022

Alireza Habibi; Mir Razi Mousavi; Mohammadreza Yasoubi; Zeinab Sanaee; Shahnaz Ghasemi,

Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition for fabrication of yolk-shell SnO2@Void@C nanowires, as an efficient carbon coating technique for improving lithium-ion battery performance Journal Article

In: Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, vol. 149, pp. 106901, 2022.

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Hamed Soltani; Hamed Bahiraei; Shahnaz Ghasemi,

Effect of electrodeposition time on the super-capacitive performance of electrodeposited MnO2 on g-C3N4 nanosheets Journal Article

In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 904, pp. 163565, 2022.

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Mahdieh Hakimi; Zeinab Sanaee; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Shamsoddin Mohajerzadeh,

Graphene Oxide Interlayered in binder-free Sulfur Vapor Deposited Cathode for Lithium-Sulfur Battery Journal Article

In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 55, iss. 16, pp. 165504, 2022.

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Hamed Soltani; Hamed Bahiraei; Shahnaz Ghasemi,

Effect of electrodeposition time on the super-capacitive performance of electrodeposited MnO2 on g-C3N4 nanosheets Journal Article

In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 904, pp. 163565, 2022.

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2021

Shahnaz Ghasemi; Mohammad Mirzaie; Arash Khosravi,

Pd@ WO3-Graphene as an Effective Visible-Light Photocatalyst for Degradation of Acid-Blue-92 Textile Dye Journal Article

In: Journal of Water and Wastewater; Ab va Fazilab (in persian), vol. 33, iss. 1, pp. 89-104, 2021.

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S. Ghasemi; A. Khosravi; S. A. Hashemifard,

Magnetic Nanocomposites for Environmental Remediation Book Chapter

In: Ismail, Pei Sean Goh Ahmad Fauzi (Ed.): Chapter 6, pp. 133-160, 2021, ISBN: 978-1-83916-221-3.

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S. A. Hashemifard; E. Babaei; A. Khosravi; S. Ghasemi; Z. Alihemati,

Functional Nanocomposites for Heavy Metal Removal Book Chapter

In: Ismail, Pei Sean Goh Ahmad Fauzi (Ed.): Chapter 9, pp. 216-245, 2021, ISBN: 978-1-83916-221-3.

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Shahnaz Ghasemi; Hossein Jafaripur; Pooya Dehghan; Amir Mohamad Zare; Zeinab Sanaee,

Copper oxide@Cobalt oxide Core-Shell Nanostructure, as an Efficient Binder-free Anode for Lithium ion Batteries Journal Article

In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 54, pp. 465501, 2021.

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Manouchehr Vossoughi; Mahdi Hodaei; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Arash Khosravi,

Effect of the ozonation pretreatment on biogas production from waste activated sludge of tehran wastewater treatment plant Journal Article

In: Biomass and Bioenergy, vol. 152, pp. 106198, 2021.

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Ali Abdollahi; Amin Abnavi; Foad Ghasemi; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Zeinab Sanaee; Shams Mohajerzadeh,

Facile synthesis and simulation of MnO2 nanoflakes on vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, as a high-performance electrode for Li-ion battery and supercapacitor Journal Article

In: Electrochimica Acta, vol. 390, pp. 138826, 2021.

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Seyed Mehdi Borghei; Mohammad Pishnamazi; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Arash Khosravi; Abolfazl ZabihiSahebi; Atefeh Hasan-Zadeh,

Removal of Cu (ll) from industrial wastewater using poly (acrylamide-co-2-acrylamide-2-methyl propane sulfonic acid)/graphene oxide/sodium alginate hydrogel: Isotherm, kinetics, and optimization study Journal Article

In: Journal of Water Process Engineering, vol. 42, pp. 102144, 2021.

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MirRazi Mousavi; Reza Abolhassani; Mohammad Hosseini; Elaheh Akbarnejad; Mohammad Hossein Mojallal; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Shams Mohajerzadeh; Zeinab Sanaee,

Antimony doped SnO2 nanowire@C core–shell structure as a high-performance anode material for Lithium-ion Battery Journal Article

In: Nanotechnology, vol. 32, 2021.

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Mohsen Padervand; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Sima Hajiahmadi; Chuanyi Wang,

K4Nb6O17/Fe3N/α-Fe2O3/C3N4 as an enhanced visible light-driven quaternary photocatalyst for acetamiprid photodegradation, CO2 reduction, and cancer cells treatment Journal Article

In: Applied Surface Science, vol. 544, no. 148939-1-11, pp. 148939, 2021.

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2020

Ali Shoghi; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Masoud Askari; Arash Khosravi; Atefeh Hasan-Zadeh; Ali Asghar Alamolhoda,

Spinel H4Ti5O12 nanotubes for Li recovery from aqueous solutions: Thermodynamics and kinetics study Journal Article

In: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 9, iss. 1, pp. 1-35, 2020.

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A.Z. Moshfegh; N. Naseri; S. Ghasemi; M. Pourreza,

Sustainable starfish like cobalt electrocatalyst grown on optimized CNT-graphene hybrid host for efficient water oxidation Journal Article

In: Applied Surface Science, vol. 524, pp. 1-33, 2020.

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Seyed Mehdi Borghei; Sadegh Sadeghzadeh; Zahra Ghobadi Nejad; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Mona Khafaji,

Removal of Bisphenol A in aqueous solution using Magnetic Cross-linked Laccase Aggregates from Trametes hirsuta Journal Article

In: Bioresource Technology, vol. 306, pp. 1-29, 2020.

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Zeinab Sanaee; Parisa Safaei; Sajad Sepahvand; Fatemeh Hossieni; Shahnaz Ghasemi,

Improving the performance of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries using Sulfur-(TiO2/SiO2) yolk–shell Nanostructure Journal Article

In: Journal of Nanostructures, vol. 10, iss. 1, pp. 76-82, 2020.

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2019

S. R. Shahnemati; S. Ghasemi; M. Mirzaie; A. Hasan-Zadeh; M. Ashrafnezhad; S.J. Hashemian,

Design, operation, performance evaluation and mathematical optimization of a vermifiltration pilot plan for domestic wastewater treatment Journal Article

In: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 8, iss. 1, pp. 1-35, 2019.

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Shahnaz Ghasemi; Shamsoddin Mohajerzadeh; Mahdieh Hakimi; Asa Borzabadi Farahani; Zeinab Sanaee,

Preparation of sulfur micro-particles suitable for lithium sulfur batteries using sulfur vapor deposition Journal Article

In: Materials Research Express, vol. 6, pp. 1-15, 2019.

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Zeinab Sanaee; Ali Abdollahi; Amin Abnavi; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Shams Mohajerzadeh,

Flexible free-standing vertically aligned carbon nanotube on activated reduced graphene oxide paper as a high performance lithium ion battery anode and supercapacitor Journal Article

In: Electrochimica Acta, vol. 320, 2019.

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Milad Ghorbanzadeh; Mir Razi Mousavi; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Zeinab Sanaee; Zahra GhobadiNejad; Mohammad Mahdi Mardanpour; Soheila Yaghmaei,

Improvement of the microfluidic microbial fuel cell using a nickel nanostructured electrode and microchannel modifications Journal Article

In: Journal of Power Sources, vol. 437, pp. 226891-1–226891-9, 2019.

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2018

Amin Abnavi; Mojtaba Faramarzi; Zeinab Sanaee; Shahnaz Ghasemi,

SnO2 nanowires on carbon nanotube film as a high performance anode material for flexible Li-ion batteries Journal Article

In: Journal of Nanostructures, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 288-293, 2018.

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Mojtaba Sadati Faramarzi; Amin Abnavi; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Zeinab Sanaee,

Nanoribbons of SnO2 as a high performance Li-ion battery anode material Journal Article

In: Materials Research Express, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 1-14, 2018.

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2017

Sh. Ghasemi; M. Pourreza; N. Naseri,

Optimizing carbonaceous nanostructure composition as a substrate to grow co electrocatalysts Journal Article

In: Iranian Journal of Physics Research, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 753-760, 2017.

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Amin Abnavi; Mojtaba Sadati Faramarzi; Ali Abdollahi; Reza Ramzani; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Zeinab Sanaee,

SnO2@ a-Si core–shell nanowires on free-standing CNT paper as a thin and flexible Li-ion battery anode with high areal capacity Journal Article

In: Nanotechnology, vol. 28, no. 25, pp. 1-14, 2017.

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S. Ghasemia; S.J. Hashemian; A.A. Alamolhoda; I. Gocheva,

Plasmon enhanced photocatalytic activity of Au@TiO2-graphene nanocomposite under visible light for degradation of pollutants Journal Article

In: Materials Research Bulletin, vol. 87, pp. 40–47, 2017.

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Naimeh Naseri; Shahram Solaymani; Atefeh Ghaderi; Miroslaw Bramowicz; Slawomir Kulesza; Ştefan Ţălu; Mohammad Pourreza; Shahnaz Ghasemi,

Microstructure, morphology and electrochemical properties of Co nanoflake water oxidation electrocatalyst at micro-and nanoscale Journal Article

In: RSC advances, vol. 7, iss. 21, pp. 12923-12930, 2017.

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S Sepahvand; S Ghasemi; Z Sanaee,

Electric field enhanced synthesis of copper hydroxide nanostructures for supercapacitor application Journal Article

In: Nano, vol. 12, iss. 1, pp. 1750010-1–1750010-9, 2017.

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2016

Shahnaz Ghasemi; Steffen Schlueter; Rachid Yazami,

Thermodynamics of nanostructured lithium cobalt oxide Presentation

Oral Contributions, The 20th International Symposium on Batteries, Fuel Cells and Capacitors, 29 Nov. –1 Dec. 2016, Chiba-city, Japan, 29.12.2016.

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Shahrbanoo Rahman Setayesh; Elahe Abolhasani; Shahnaz Ghasemi,

Characterisation of nanocrystalline sulfated titania modified with transition metals and aluminum as solid acids for esterification Journal Article

In: Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism, vol. 41, iss. 1, pp. 57-66, 2016.

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2015

S. Ghasemi; S.J. Hashemian; A.A. Alamolhoda; M.R. Gholami,

Enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity of Au@TiO2-graphene nanocomposite for degradation of pollutants Presentation

Oral Contributions, The 9th International Chemical Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Nov.21, 2015, Shiraz, Iran, 21.11.2015.

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Steffen Schlueter; Patrick J Osswald; Harry Ernst Hoster; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Kenza Maher; Rachid Yazami,

Structural Defects and the Impact of Battery Ageing-How Sensitive Are Entropy Profile Measurements, and What Do They Show? Journal Article

In: ECS Meeting Abstracts, IOP Publishing, vol. 2, iss. 551, 2015.

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2014

Ali Esfandiar; Azam Irajizad; Omid Akhavan; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Mohammad Reza Gholami,

Pd–WO3/reduced graphene oxide hierarchical nanostructures as efficient hydrogen gas sensors Journal Article

In: International journal of hydrogen energy, vol. 39, iss. 15, pp. 8169-8179, 2014.

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2013

S Ghasemi; A Esfandiar; S Rahman Setayesh; A Habibi-Yangjeh; MR Gholami,

Synthesis and characterization of TiO2–graphene nanocomposites modified with noble metals as a photocatalyst for degradation of pollutants Journal Article

In: Applied Catalysis A: General, vol. 462, pp. 82-90, 2013.

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Shahnaz GHASEMI; Kenza MAHER; Harry HOSTER; Rachid YAZAMI,

Thermodynamics Study of Nano-size Lithium Cobalt Oxide Cathode Material Presentation

Oral Contributions, 7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, ICMAT2013, Singapore, 30.06.2013.

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B. JOOYEH; S. RAHMAN SETAYESH; S. GHASEMI; M.R. GHOLAMI,

PREPARATION AND CHARACTRIZATION OF BISMUTH VANADATE NANOPARTICLES AS A VISIBLE LIGHT PHOTOCATALYST Conference

IRANIAN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CONFERENCE, vol. 16, UNIVERSITY OF MAZANDARAN, 2013.

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2012

A Esfandiar; S Ghasemi; A Irajizad; O Akhavan; MR Gholami,

The decoration of TiO2/reduced graphene oxide by Pd and Pt nanoparticles for hydrogen gas sensing Journal Article

In: international journal of hydrogen energy, vol. 37, iss. 20, pp. 15423-15432, 2012.

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Mahboubeh Tasviri; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Hedayatollah Ghourchian; Mohammad Reza Gholami,

Ionic liquid/graphene oxide as a nanocomposite for improving the direct electrochemistry and electrocatalytic activity of glucose oxidase Journal Article

In: Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, vol. 17, iss. 1, pp. 183-189, 2012.

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S. Ghasemi; Harry Hoster; Rachid Yazami,

Particle Size Effect on Thermodynamic Properties of Lithium Cobalt Oxide Presentation

Oral presentation, 10th Spring Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, April 2012, Perth, Australia, 15.04.2012.

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Mohsen Padervand; Mohammad Reza Elahifard; Reza Vatan Meidanshahi; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Saeed Haghighi; Mohammad Reza Gholami,

Investigation of the antibacterial and photocatalytic properties of the zeolitic nanosized AgBr/TiO2 composites Journal Article

In: Materials science in semiconductor processing, vol. 15, iss. 1, pp. 73-79, 2012.

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S Ghasemi; S Rahman Setayesh; A Habibi-Yangjeh; MR Hormozi-Nezhad; MR Gholami,

Assembly of CeO2–TiO2 nanoparticles prepared in room temperature ionic liquid on graphene nanosheets for photocatalytic degradation of pollutants Journal Article

In: Journal of hazardous materials, vol. 199, pp. 170-178, 2012.

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2011

Mitra Zarezade; Shahnaz Ghasemi; Mohamad Reza Gholami,

The effect of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and activated carbon on the morphology and photocatalytic activity of TiO 2/C hybrid materials Journal Article

In: Catalysis Science & Technology, vol. 1, iss. 2, pp. 279-284, 2011.

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2009

Sh Ghasemi; S Rahimnejad; S Rahman Setayesh; S Rohani; MR Gholami,

Transition metal ions effect on the properties and photocatalytic activity of nanocrystalline TiO2 prepared in an ionic liquid Journal Article

In: Journal of hazardous materials, vol. 172, iss. 2-3, pp. 1573-1578, 2009.

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Shahnaz Ghasemi; Sara Rahimnejad; Shahrbanoo Rahman Setayesh; Mohammad Hosseini; Mohammad Reza Gholami,

Kinetics Investigation of the Photocatalytic Degradation of Acid Blue 92 in Aqueous Solution Using Nanocrystalline Tio2 Prepared in an Ionic Liquid Journal Article

In: Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism, vol. 34, iss. 1, pp. 55-76, 2009.

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Research Interest Topics

Water & wastewater treatment

Water & wastewater treatment

wastewater treatment, also called sewage treatment, the removal of impurities from wastewater, or sewage, before it reaches aquifers or natural bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, estuaries, and oceans. Since pure water is not found in nature (i.e., outside chemical laboratories), any distinction between clean water and polluted water depends on the type and concentration of impurities found in the water as well as on its intended use. In broad terms, water is said to be polluted when it contains enough impurities to make it unfit for a particular use, such as drinking, swimming, or fishing. Although water quality is affected by natural conditions, the word pollution usually implies human activity as the source of contamination. Water pollution, therefore, is caused primarily by the drainage of contaminated wastewater into surface water or groundwater, and wastewater treatment is a major element of water pollution control.

Lithium-Ion Batteries, beyond LIB’s

Lithium-ion batteries

New materials for advanced battery application Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have been commercially used for powering portable electronic devices, but the industry is now facing challenges due to increasing demands on large-scale battery applications. It is still debatable if the availability of Li resources can meet these demands. The need for expensive cobalt in lithium cathodes is also problematic. In this respect, various rechargeable battery technologies have been investigated as alternative systems, including Na-ion, K-ion, and multivalent-ion (Mg, Ca, etc) batteries. Na, K, Mg, and Ca resources are much more earth-abundant than Li and thus they have lower prices. More importantly, those alternative rechargeable battery technologies do not necessarily use Co in cathodes, and there are many Co-free cathodes reported. Nevertheless, their electrochemical performance is still inferior to LIBs and needs to be improved.

Materials synthesis and characterization, scaled-up synthesis of battery materials

Materials synthesis and characterization

Since Li-ion batteries are the first choice source of portable electrochemical energy storage, improving their cost and performance can greatly expand their applications and enable new technologies which depend on energy storage. A great volume of research in Li-ion batteries has thus far been in electrode materials. Electrodes with higher rate capability, higher charge capacity, and (for cathodes) sufficiently high voltage can improve the energy and power densities of Li batteries and make them smaller and cheaper. However, this is only true assuming that the material itself is not too expensive or rare.

Nanostructured Materials (Nanocatalysts, Nanocomposites)

Nanostructured Materials (Nanocatalysts, Nanocomposites)

Nanomaterials are composed of structures at the nanoscale, usually achieved via specifically designed self-assembly processes. They gain unique electronic, optical, mechanical, magnetic, catalytic properties, which cannot be achieved without their nano-architecture. Such advanced nanomaterials provide unprecedented opportunities for tuning their properties in a very broad range. It is an actively developing field of modern research with a wide spectrum of applications ranging from nanoelectronics and energy harvesting to biology and nanomedicine. Advanced polymers and nanocomposites, battery materials and multifunctional materials, drug delivery and tissue engineering, bio-inspired and hybrid nanomaterials are just a few examples of research areas where advanced nanomaterials play an essential role.

Kinetic studies and Catalytic processes

Kinetic studies and Catalytic processes

Chemistry and chemical technology have been at the heart of the revolutionary developments of the 20th century. The chemical industry has a long history of combining theory (science) and practice (engineering) to create new and useful products. Worldwide, the process industry (which includes chemicals, petrochemicals, petroleum refining, and pharmaceuticals) is a huge, complex, and interconnected global business with an annual production value exceeding 4 trillion dollars. Although in industry special focus is in heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous, enzymatic, photochemical and electrochemical catalysis should not be overlooked; as the major aim is to produce certain chemicals in the best possible way, applying those types of catalysis, which suit a particular process in the most optimal way. Catalysis according to the very definition of it deals with enhancement of reaction rates, that is, with catalytic kinetics.

Photocatalysis and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Photocatalysis and Heterogeneous Catalysis

The field of heterogeneous photocatalysis has expanded rapidly within the last four decades, having undergone various developments especially in relation to energy and the environment. It can be defined as the acceleration of photoreaction in the presence of a catalyst. The two most significant applications of photocatalysis have been in solar water splitting and the purification of air and water containing low concentrations of pollutants. The multidisciplinary nature of the field has also increased significantly and includes semiconductor physics, surface sciences, photo and physical chemistry, materials science and chemical engineering. Heterogeneous photocatalysis can be described as the acceleration of photoreaction in the presence of a catalyst. In the contexts of history and research, interest in heterogeneous photocatalysis can be traced back to many decades when Fujishima and Honda discovered in 1972 the photochemical splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen in the presence of TiO2 From this time, extensive research, much of it published, has been carried out to produce hydrogen from water in oxidation-reduction reactions using a variety of semiconductor catalyst materials.

Semiconductors and Surface Science

Semiconductors and Surface Science

The study of semiconductor surface structure and surface chemistry was actually begun several decades ago together with the advent of surface analytical techniques. Many of the earliest surface science studies examined semiconductors. With the rapid proliferation of semiconductor-based technologies, studies of semiconductor surface chemistry have also grown, and current literature contains more than a thousand publications each year on the structure, adsorption, and reaction of single-crystalline semiconductor surfaces.

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