Design and development of functionalized inorganic catalysts and adsorbents for energy and environmental applications. The focus is on in-depth research of structure-property relationship (research to the degree of "proof of concept"), with a special emphasis on the development and use of methods for the characterization of materials during their operation (in-situ and operando approaches).
- synthesis of functionalized porous adsorbents and catalysts based on zeolite, silica, alumina, metal-organic framework, titania, ceria, carbon nitride supports
- structural characterization using XRD, SEM, surface techniques, UV VIS, IR, NMR, XAS (XANES, EXAFS), AR TEM and gas (N2, CO2, He, H2) and water sorption
- testing of materials for applications in environmental technologies (catalysts for production of chemicals and fuels from biomass, water and air purification)
- testing of materials for applications in energy-related technologies (adsorbents for heat and gas storage)