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Prof. Dr. Keith Hohn
Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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Interests: catalysis and reaction engineering; natural gas conversion; oxidative dehydrogenation of light hydrocarbons; millisecond contact time reactors; nanoparticle catalysts
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Calvin H. Bartholomew
BYU Catalysis Lab, Department of Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, UT 84602, Provo, USA
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Interests: heterogeneous catalysis (catalyst design; reaction kinetics; adsorption phenomena; catalyst deactivation; syngas conversion catalysis; fischer-tropsch synthesis; SCR; automotive emissions control)
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Special Issue: Advances in Catalyst Deactivation
Dr. David D. Boehr
Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
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Interests: enzymes; protein biophysics; allostery; protein engineering; NMR; microbiology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Viral Replication Complexes: Structures, Functions, Applications and Inhibitors
Special Issue: Enzyme Catalysis
Dr. Agustín Bueno-López
Inorganic Chemistry Department, University of Alicante, Ap. 99, E03080, Alicante, Spain
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Interests: materials science; catalysis; gas pollution control; deNOx; deSoot; deN2O; zeolytes; mixed oxides; monoliths
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Special Issue: Ceria-based Catalysts
Dr. Marco J. Castaldi
Chemical Engineering Department, The City College of New York, City University of New York, 140th Street at Convent Avenue, Steinman Hall, Room 307, New York, NY 10031, USA
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Interests: reforming catalysis; gasification; combustion; reaction engineering; mechanisms
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Special Issue: Catalytic Combustion
Prof. Dr. Russell R. Chianelli
Director of the Materials Science and Technology Institute , The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968, USA
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Interests: fundamental & applied aspects of materials science applied to petroleum catalysis; fuel cell electrodes; organic/inorganic complex materials and biofuels; bioremediation/environmental catalysis; phytoremediation; environmental statistics; materials research
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Special Issue: Upgrading Tar Sands and Heavy Crude
Dr. Jae-Soon Choi
Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center, Energy and Transportation Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville, TN 37932, USA
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Interests: environmental catalysis; automotive catalysis; lean NOx catalysts; biofuels; spatiotemporally resolved measurement of catalytic reactions
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Special Issue: Automotive Emission Control Catalysts
Prof. Dr. Armando Córdova
1Department of Organic Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
2 Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics, Mid Sweden University, 851 70 Sundsvall, Sweden
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Interests: asymmetric catalysis; biomimetic catalysis; organocatalysis; biocatalysis; vombination of organo- and transition metal catalysis; domino, tandem cascade reactions; development of environmentally friendly catalytic reactions; catalytic modification of cellulose and polysaccharides; asymmetric synthesis; diversity oriented synthesis
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Special Issue: Biomimetic Catalysts
Prof. Dr. Dionysios (Dion) Demetriou Dionysiou
Professor of Environmental Engineering, Center of Sustainable Urban Engineering, Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering (DBCEE), 705 Engineering Research Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012, USA
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Interests: advanced oxidation technologies and chemical oxidation for water treatment; drinking water treatment and purification; environmental nanotechnology; transition-metal oxidation and reverse electron transfer reactions; the use of ionic liquids in environmental applications; destruction of biological toxins in water; physicochemical phenomena on particle-water interfaces
Dr. José R. B. Gomes
Departamento de Química, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: Molecular Structure; Gas-phase thermochemistry; Gas-phase reaction profiles; Adsorption (chemisorption and physisorption); Surface reactions; Catalysis
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Special Issue: Computational Methods and Their Application in Catalysis
Prof. Dr. Richard Henderson
School of Natural Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
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Interests: kinetics of homogeneous systems; mechanisms; bioinorganic chemistry; biomimetic chemistry
Dr. Theophilos Ioannides
Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT), Stadiou Str., Platani, P.O. Box 1414, GR-26504 Patras, Greece
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Interests: heterogeneous catalysts; catalytic Processes; new materials; membrane processes
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Special Issue: Aerogel Catalyst
Prof. Dr. Ivan V. Kozhevnikov
Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZD, UK
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Interests: homogeneous/heterogeneous catalysis; acid catalysis; selective oxidation; hydrogenation; polyoxometalates; chemicals and fuels from renewable feedstocks
Prof. Dr. Jean-François Lamonier
Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide, Université Lille1 Sciences et Technologies, UMR CNRS 8181, 59652 Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
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Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; VOC catalytic oxidation; transition metal oxides; material surface characterization
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Special Issue: Catalytic Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds
Prof. Dr. Armando José Latourrette Pombeiro
Centro de Química Estrutural, Complexo I, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
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Interests: homogeneous catalysis; functionalization of alkanes; carboxylation reactions; oxidation reactions; C-C coupling reactions; electrocatalysis
Prof. Dr. Jochen A. Lauterbach
South Carolina Center of Economic Excellence for Strategic Approaches to the Generation of Electricity (SAGE), Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
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Interests: high-throughput catalysis; fabrication of conducting polymer nanofilms; non-linear dynamics of heterogeneously catalyzed reactions; time-resolved IR spectroscopy of supported catalysts
Prof. Dr. Adam F. Lee
European Bioenergy Research Institute, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
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Interests: surface science; heterogeneous catalysis; green chemistry; synchrotron radiation; porous solids; nanoparticles; alloys; selective oxidation; biofuels
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Special Issue: Operando and in situ Studies of Catalysis
Prof. Dr. Angeliki A. Lemonidou
Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Interests: catalytic pyrolysis of liquid hydrocarbons; selective oxidation of light hydrocarbons; catalytic reaction of biorenewable feedstocks; biofuels and hydrogen; synthesis, characterization and evaluation of solid nanostructured catalysts; kinetic and mechanistic studies of heterogeneous catalytic reactions
Dr. Yu-Chuan Lin
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 701 Tainan, Taiwan
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Interests: perovskite catalysts for oxidations; catalytic hydrodeoxygenation and fast pyrolysis for lignocellulosic biomass conversion; hydrogen and syngas preparation; kinetics and reaction engineering
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Special Issue: Perovskite Catalysts
Dr. Leonarda F. Liotta
Institute of Nanostructured Materials, Palermo Research Division, CNR - ISMN, via Ugo La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy
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Interests: synthesis; characterization and structure-activity relationship of supported noble metal (Pt,Pd,Au) for oxidation reactions; metal-support interaction in gold catalysts for low-temperature CO and VOCs oxidation; use of gold for hydrogen purification by selective oxidation of carbon monoxide (PROX); development of Pd and Au catalysts for abatement at low temperature of VOCs and methane emitted by mobile sources; synthesis and characterization of bimetallic Ni-Au catalysts for hydrocarbon steam reforming reaction and syngas production; optimization of Co-based catalysts composition and preparation method for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis
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Special Issue: Gold Catalysts
Special Issue: New Trends in Gold Catalysts
Topical Collection: Gold Catalysts
Prof. Dr. Haichao Liu
College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University Beijing 100871, China
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Interests: design of heterogeneous catalysts; reaction kinetics and mechanisms; and selective conversion of biomass and its derivatives
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque
Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad de Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio Marie Curie (C-3), Ctra Nnal IV, Km 396, E-14014, Córdoba, Spain
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Interests: green chemistry; biomass valorization; heterogeneous catalysis; nanomaterial design
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Special Issue: Advances in Mesoporous Materials
Special Issue: Advances in Nanoporous Materials
Special Issue: Advances in Mesoporous Material 2015
Special Issue: Porous Carbonaceous Materials from Biomass
Special Issue: Catalytic Conversion of Biomass
Special Issue: Pyrolysis of Biomass
Special Issue: Catalytic Sustainable Processes in Biorefineries
Prof. Dr. Kei Manabe
University of Shizuoka, 52-1 Yada, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8526, Japan
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Interests: cross coupling; palladium catalyst; homogeneous/heterogeneous catalyst; selective reaction; allylic substitution; carbonylation; C-H activation; reaction mechanism; organometallic chemistry
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Special Issue: Palladium Catalysts for Cross-Coupling Reaction
Special Issue: Catalysts for Site-Selective Reactions
Dr. Arturo Martínez Arias
Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: energy; hydrogen production; fuel cells; environmental catalysis
Prof. Dr. Kotohiro Nomura
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), 1-1 Minami Osawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397, Japan
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Interests: homogeneous catalysis; organometallics; catalysis and fine chemicals; precise olefin polymerization
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Special Issue: Molecular Catalysis for Precise Olefin Polymerization
Prof. Dr. Bunsho Ohtani
Catalysis Research Center (by September 30)/Institute for Catalysis (from October 1), Hokkaido University, Japan
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Interests: photocatalysis; particle chemistry; electrochemistry
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Special Issue: Photocatalysts
Special Issue: Photocatalytic Water Splitting
Prof. Dr. Umit S. Ozkan
Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineeering, The Ohio State University, 151 W Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
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Interests: heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis; catalytic materials
Prof. Dr. Elena Pastor
Dpto. Química Física, Facultad de Química, Universidad de La Laguna, C/Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez s/n. E-38071. La Laguna. Tenerife, Spain
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Interests: electrocatalysis and carbon supported catalysts for applications in electrochemical devices
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Special Issue: Carbon Catalysts
Prof. Dr. Andreas Pfaltz
Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, St. Johanns-Ring 19, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
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Interests: synthetic organic chemistry; asymmetric synthesis; organometallic chemistry; catalysis (especially asymmetric catalysis)
Prof. Dr. Carl Redshaw
Department of Chemistry, The University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK
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Interests: coordination chemistry; polymerization catalysis; calixarenes
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Special Issue: Molecular Catalysis for Precise Olefin Polymerization and ROP 2015
Dr. Maarten B.J. Roeffaers
Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems (M2S), Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, K.U.Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23 - Box 2461, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; in situ spectroscopy; fluorescence microscopy; porous materials
Prof. Dr. Lanny D. Schmidt
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, 432 Amundson Hall, 421 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis MN 55455, USA
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Interests: reaction engineering; metal catalysis; oxidation and partial oxidation; biomass catalysis; short contact time processes
Dr. Minhua Shao
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Interests: Electrocatalysis; oxygen reduction reaction; carbon dioxide reduction; lithium ion batteries; lithium air batteries; fuel cells; DFT calculations
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Special Issue: Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cells
Dr. Georgiy B. Shul'pin
Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Kosygina 4, Moscow 119991, Russia
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Interests: functionalization of C‒H compounds; oxidation of organic compounds; peroxides; metal complex catalysts; heterogenized catalysts; mechanisms of catalytic reactions
Prof. Dr. Kevin J. Smith
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2360 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
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Interests: heterogeneous catalysts; synthesis gas; methane conversion; methanol; higher alcohols; residue hydroconversion; hydrotreating; kinetics
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Special Issue: Molybdenum Catalysts
Prof. Dr. Gabriel M. Veith
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Materials Science & Technology Division, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, USA
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Interests: catalysis; solid state chemistry; ionic liquids

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