Catalysis and Industrial Chemistry
The Catalysis and Industrial Chemistry research groups concentrate on research and teaching on catalysis and chemical reaction engineering.
Core areas of expertise are: preparation, characterization and testing of catalysts; catalytic reactions; modeling of reactions and reactors; catalytic conversion of biomass.
In the past, the group has studied extensively the following reactions: hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, dimerization, etherification, removal of sulphur and oxygen, isomerization, reforming, oxidation and hydroformylation. We combine our catalyst research with our expertise in reaction engineering especially in the conversion of biomass to value added chemicals and fuel components.
26.2.2018 Finnish Young Scientist Forum on Catalysis 2018, registration link open
23.2.2018 Prof. Puurunen's Catalysis group is looking for summer trainees, application DL March 15. More in open positions.
19.2.2018 Finnish Young Scientist Forum on Catalysis 2018, page updated
24.1.2017 Members page restructured
17.12.2017 Overview of 2017 achievements published in Catprofopen
3.12.2017 New Aalto blog by Puurunen started: Catalysis Professor's Open (catprofopen)
28.11.2017 IndChemCat+ research day with VTT catalysis group at Bioruukki, > 20 participants.
15.11.2017 Industrial Chemistry professor Yongdan Li gave his installation lecture: "Industrial catalysis looks to the future".
2.11.2017 Prof. Puurunen gave invited talk at 64th AVS Symposium.
1.11.2017 >100 applications received for postdoctoral position on aqueous phase reforming
23.10.2017 Open position info updated on Master's thesis on Catalysis.
23.10.2017 Prof. Li chaired and Zhao presented at 18th Chinese National Congress on Catalysis.
9.10.2017 Research paper on organosolv lignin published by Hakonen and coworkers
7.9.2017 Postdoctoral position open related to aqueous phase reforming
27.8.2017 The laboratory has three presentations at EuropaCat2017 conference - by Puurunen, Stekrova, Zhao, and coworkers.
18.8.2017 Noora Kaisalo from VTT defended her doctoral thesis - congratulations!
22.6.2017 Yongdan Li started as professor of Industrial Chemistry
11.5.2017 IndChemCat group has a new short webpage alias: http://cmet.aalto.fi/icc
12.4.2017 IndChemCat Members page published
31.3.2017 Tiia Viinikainen defended her doctoral thesis - congratulations!
29.3.2017 IndChemCat has open positions for summer trainees - apply by April 15th
29.3.2017 New CMET website opened
1.2.2017 Riikka Puurunen started as professor of Catalysis Science and Technology