Gaston Larrazábal
PhD student

ETH Hönggerberg
HCI D136
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1
CH-8093 Zurich

tel: +41 4463 34255

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    Electrocatalysis for CO2 recycling

    My research focuses on the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to fuels and chemicals. In particular, I am interested in the development of electrocatalysts for the efficient conversion of CO2 into carbon monoxide and in the integration of this reaction into electrolytic processes of industrial significance.

    2013-present PhD studentship in the group of Prof. Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    2011-2013 MSc studies in Process Engineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    Master thesis in the group of Prof. Rudolf von Rohr: "Use of carbocation scavengers in the pretreatment of spruce wood for biofuels production"
    2010-2011 Decision Support System (DSS) Analyst at Laboratorios Vargas S.A., Caracas, Venezuela
    2009 Internship at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
    2008-2009 Exchange student at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
    2004-2010 Undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela
    • The building blocks for high performance in electrocatalytic CO2 reduction: materials, optimization strategies, and device engineering
      G.O. Larrazábal, A.J. Martín, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8, 3933-3944 (doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01380)
    • Solvothermally-prepared Cu2O electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction with tunable selectivity by the introduction of p-block elements
      G.O. Larrazábal, A.J. Martín, F. Krumeich, R. Hauert, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 1255-1265 (doi:10.1002/cssc.201601578)
    • Enhanced reduction of CO2 to CO over Cu-In electrocatalysts: catalyst evolution is the key
      G.O. Larrazábal, A.J. Martín, S. Mitchell, R. Hauert, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 6265-6274 (doi:10.1021/acscatal.6b02067)
    • Synergistic effects in silver-indium electrocatalysts for carbon dioxide reduction
      G.O. Larrazábal, A.J. Martín, S. Mitchell, R. Hauert, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      J. Catal. 2016, 343, 266-277 (doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2015.12.014)
    • Towards sustainable fuels and chemicals through the electrochemical reduction of CO2: lessons from water electrolysis
      A.J. Martín, G.O. Larrazábal, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Green Chem. 2015, 17, 5114-5130 (doi:10.1039/C5GC01893E, front cover)
    • Lignin repolymerisation in spruce autohydrolysis pretreatment increases cellulase deactivation
      T. Pielhop, G.O. Larrazábal, M.H. Studer, S. Brethauer, C.-M. Seidel, P. Rudolf von Rohr
      Green Chem. 2015, 17, 3521-3532 (doi:10.1039/C4GC02381A)
    • Status and perspectives of CO2 valorisation by catalytic, photocatalytic and electrocatalytic processes
      E.V. Kondratenko, G. Mul, J. Baltrusaitis, G.O. Larrazábal, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Energy Environ. Sci. 2013, 6, 3112-3135 (doi:10.1039/C3EE41272E)
    • CuCrO2 delafossite: a stable copper catalyst for Cl2 production
      A.P. Amrute, G.O. Larrazábal, C. Mondelli, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 9772-9775 (doi:10.1002/anie.201304254, front cover)
      Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 9954-9957 (doi:10.1002/ange.201304254, front cover)