Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (BIC), Russia

Boreskov Institute of Catalysis has been active both in fundamental and applied catalysis. Its main interests in fundamental catalysis are in determination of general physico-chemical regularities of catalysis, in development of scientific basis for molecular design of substances and materials and in development of the theoretic basis for realization of catalytic processes. The activities in applied catalysis are in design of highly efficient catalysts of new generation for the production of key chemicals and oil processing, in design of catalytic compositions and technologies for innovative application areas, in development of innovative catalysts and catalytic technologies manufacturing complex chemicals and polymers with controlled properties and in design of sorbents, catalysts and technologies for bio-derived components conversion. BIC provides a wide variety of physicochemical methods, well equipped with modern physical devices and fully computerized, as well as both standard and unique methods for materials, catalysts and processes study [GC, GC-MS and ICP-AES; elemental analysis of the solid surface by ESCA, XPS and UPS; adsorption methods, mercury porosimetry, Coulter conductometric method for powder particle size distribution; X-Ray Diffraction analysis including in situ study by XRD and HRTEM, SEM, FTIR; temperature-programmed methods: reduction (TPR), desorption (TPD); thermal gravimetry (TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA)].

Key people involved

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. studied chemistry and defended PhD thesis in kinetics and catalysis in 1999. In 2000-2001 she studied management and marketing at Novosibirsk State University. Being promoted to the position of Senior Researcher in 2004, she was appointed as a head of research group of Catalysts on Carbon Support at Boreskov Institute of Catalysis. In 2010 she obtained a Doctor of Science degree in chemistry from Åbo Akademi University, Finland. In 2010 she was awarded an academic title Docent (Associate Professor). She is the author and co-author of about 70 peer review scientific papers, 180 communications at national and international congresses, 2 international and 11 national patents. Since 2004 she is in charge in the management of the national and international projects e.g. with Italy (ISTM, Milan), Finland (Abo Akademi, Turku), Spain (Institute of Chemical Technology, Valencia) and subproject leader of FP6 project BIOCOUP.

Dr. Mikhail Simonov studied chemistry at Novosibirsk State University and defended PhD thesis in chemistry (BIC, Novosibirsk) on lactate into propylene glycol synthesis over Cu catalysts. The main field of activity is bio-derived components deoxygenation for green diesel components synthesis.

Dr. Igor Prosvirin studied chemistry at Novosibirsk State University, defended PhD in chemistry in 1998, works in BIC since 1988 and has a vast experience in XPS.

Dr. Maksim Melgunov studied chemistry at Novosibirsk State University, holds a PhD in chemistry from 2001 (BIC, Novosibirsk) works in BIC since 1995, is specialized in determination of texture-geometric parameters of dispersed and porous materials by adsorption methods.

Dr. Svetlana Cherepanova studied physics at Novosibirsk State University and holds a PhD in physics and mathematics (BIC, Novosibirsk), works in BIC since 1988, is a specialist in X-Ray Diffraction Analysis including in-situ study by XRD. Additional it is aimed to hire researchers (e.g. PhD students or PostDocs) for the project.

Major role in the project

BIC is a leader of the work package WP1 – “Synthesis of model catalysts”. As in WP1 the catalytic materials are produced this represents one of the central activities of the project. Task 1.2 is of special importance as here the materials of all partners are characterized and major conclusions on the structure-property relationships will be drawn.