Institute of Technical Chemistry
University of Stuttgart

Pfaffenwaldring 55
70569 Stuttgart


  • Synthesis of zeolites (large crystals, nanocrystals…), MOFs and other solid catalyst materials
  • Physicochemical characterization of solid catalysts including in-situ techniques such as NMR spectroscopy,   IR spectroscopy and XRD analysis
  • Catalytic testing in different reactors (PFR, CSTR, batch reactors, microreactors)
  • Chemical reaction engineering
  • Energy-relevant catalysis (new technologies for oil refining and petrochemistry, production of fuels from coal)
  • Alternative raw materials (activation of CO2, production of chemicals from renewables and natural gas)

Laboratory of Adsorption and Catalysis
University of Antwerp
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk

  • Synthesis and characterization of micro-, meso-, and combined micro-mesoporous silica and metal oxide materials, hybrid organosilicas and Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas (PMOs)
  • Pore size modification and morphology control of porous structures by new synthesis methods, by impregnation, and surface modification techniques towards applications in the area of sorption, separation and (photo)catalysis
  • Detailed characterization of the materials by XRD, physi- and chemisorption, IR and Raman spectroscopy, TGA/DTG analysis, catalytic reactors coupled to GC

National Institute of Chemistry
Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Technology
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana

  • synthesis of functionalized zeolites, mesoporous silicates and metal-organic frameworks for catalysis and adsorption
  • structural characterization using XRD, SEM, nitrogen physisorption, NMR, XAS (XANES, EXAFS) 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)

Departamento de Química Inorgánica
Universidad de Alicante

Apartado 99
03080 Alicante


  • synthesis of carbon-based materials to be used as adsorbents and catalyst supports
  • preparation of metal catalysts based in the use of partially reducible oxides as supports and promoters
  • synthesis of materials to be used for hydrogen and methane storage at high pressures
  • synthesis of materials for selective sequestration of CO2
  • preparation of catalysts for clean energy processes, such as the manufacture of hydrogen and/or synthesis gas streams from biomass-derived compounds (ethanol, glycerol, etc.,)
  • purification of such streams by low-temperature water-gas shift and preferential CO oxidation
  • transformation of biomass-derived platform compounds into fuels and chemicals


SINTEF Materials and Chemistry
P.O. Box 124 Blindern
0314 Oslo


  • long-term competence within material science, catalysis, sorption and process development
  • upgrading of oil and natural gas, including Fischer-Tropsch technology, methanol-to-olefins, catalytic cracking, single-site catalysis, fuels cells technology, desulphurization, oligomerization and polymerization technologies
  • dehydrogenation reactions, biorefinery processes
  • synthesis and characterization of micro- and mesoporous materials, metal oxides, zeolites, different carrier materials such as perovskites etc.
  • separation and purification technologies
  • the Department/Division is well equipped with synthesis, characterization and testing facilities, including high-throughput instrumentation

Center for Research and Technology – Hellas
Laboratory of Inorganic Materials
Charilaou-Thermi Road
P.O. Box 60361
57001 Thessaloniki


  • Synthesis and structural or physicochemical characterization of oxidic ceramics.
  • Electronic ceramics
  • Nanoporous (sol-gel or CVD) membranes for gas and liquid separations
  • Catalytic membrane reactors for energy- and environment-related chemical processes with on-line mass spectrometry
  • Synthesis and surface functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles

University of Bergen
Research Group Inorganic Nanochemistry
and Catalysis Department of Chemistry
P.O. Box 7803
5020 Bergen


  • Synthesis of inorganic materials, coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), for application in adsorption and separation processes, as catalysts, sensors, and functional materials in energy related applications,
  • Characterization and testing of nanoporous materials in adsorption, separation and catalysis,
  • Crystal structure determination from single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction data,
  • In-situ X-ray diffraction studies of materials performed at synchrotron sources to establish stability of crystalline materials on heating, study phase transitions, or determine crystal structures of host-guest compounds,
  • High pressure gas adsorption using nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, hydrogen and other non-corrosive gases,
  • Simultaneous thermogravimetric-differential scanning calorimetry coupled to mass spectrometry in temperature range -150 °C to 800°C.

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7
00185 Roma

National Center for Scientific Research „Demokritos“
15310 Agia Paraskevi, Athens

Catalysis Engineering
TU Delft
Van der Maasweg 9
2629 HZ Delft
The Netherlands



EFCATS Summer School 2020
Engineering Materials for Catalysis 

8th Enmix Workshop,
Sept./Oct. 2020, Thessaloniki, Greece
postponed by one year


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