Giacomo Marco Lari
PhD student

ETH Hönggerberg
HCI D165.2
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1
CH-8093 Zurich

tel: +41 4463 30570

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    Glycerol valorization

    Glycerol is a biomass-derived C3 platform of central importance, being readily available as the main waste of the production of biodiesel. My project focuses on its sustainable transformation into lactates, acrylates, and other added-value derivatives over tailored zeolite and metal-based multifunctional catalysts.

    2013-present PhD studentship in the group of Prof. Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    2012-2013 MPhil in the group of Prof. Hutchings, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
    2007-2012 BSc and MSc studies in Industrial Chemistry, University of Milan, Italy

    Chemistry Travel Award, Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences, Switzerland, 2017

    Award for Best Poster Presentation (runner up) in Catalysis Science and Engineering at the SCS Fall Meeting 2015, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland, 2015

    • Towards a green manufacture of epichlorohydrin from glycerol using hydrotalcite-derived basic oxides
      G.M. Lari, G. Pastore, C. Mondelli, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Green Chem. 2017, in press (doi:10.1039/C7GC02610B)
    • Design of a technical Mg-Al mixed oxide catalyst for the continuous manufacture of glycerol carbonate
      G.M. Lari, A.B.L. de Moura, L. Weimann, S. Mitchell, C. Mondelli, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      J. Mater. Chem. A 2017, 5, 16200-16211 (doi:10.1039/C7TA02061A)
    • Bifunctional hierarchical zeolite-supported silver catalysts for the conversion of glycerol to allyl alcohol
      G.M. Lari, Z. Chen, C. Mondelli, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      ChemCatChem 2017, 9, 2195–2202 (doi:10.1002/cctc.201601635)
    • Hybrid palladium nanoparticles for direct H2O2 synthesis: the key role of the ligand
      G.M. Lari, B. Puértolas, M. Shahrokhi, N. López, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 1775-1779 (doi:10.1002/anie.201610552, hot paper, front cover)
      Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 1801-1805 (doi:10.1002/ange.201610552)
    • Catalyst and process design for the continuous manufacture of rare sugar alcohols by epimerization-hydrogenation of aldoses
      G.M. Lari, O.G. Gröninger, Q. Li, C. Mondelli, N. López, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      ChemSusChem 2016, 9, 3407-3418 (doi:10.1002/cssc.201600755, front cover)
    • Glycerol oxidehydration to pyruvaldehyde over silver-based catalysts for improved lactic acid production
      G.M. Lari, R. García-Muelas, C. Mondelli, N. López, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Green Chem. 2016, 18, 4682-4692 (doi:10.1039/C6GC00894A)
    • An investigation of the effect of carbon support on ruthenium/carbon catalysts for lactic acid and butanone hydrogenation
      P. Miedziak, D. Jones, S. Iqbal, S.A. Kondrat, G.M. Lari, D.J. Morgan, S. Parker, G.J. Hutchings
      Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, in press (doi:10.1039/C6CP01311B)
    • Hierarchical NaY zeolites for lactic acid dehydration to acrylic acid
      G.M. Lari, B. Puértolas, M.S. Frei, C. Mondelli, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      ChemCatChem 2016, 8, 1507-1514 (doi:10.1002/cctc.201600102, inside back cover, highlighted in Chemistry Views)
    • Selective dehydrogenation of bioethanol to acetaldehyde over basic USY zeolites
      G.M. Lari, K. Desai, C. Mondelli, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Catal. Sci. Technol. 2016, 6, 2706-2714 (doi:10.1039/C5CY02020D)
    • Environmental and economic assessment of glycerol oxidation to dihydroxyacetone over technical iron zeolite catalysts
      G.M. Lari, C. Mondelli, S. Papadokonstantakis, M. Morales, K. Hungerbühler, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      React. Chem. Eng. 2016, 1, 106-118 (doi:10.1039/c5re00090d)
    • Deactivation mechanisms of tin-zeolites in biomass conversions
      G.M. Lari, P.Y. Dapsens, D. Scholz, S. Mitchell, C. Mondelli, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Green Chem. 2016, 18, 1249-1260 (doi:10.1039/C5GC02147B, inside front cover, highlighted in Chemistry World)
    • The use of carbon monoxide as a probe molecule in spectroscopic studies for determination of exposed gold sites on TiO2
      G.M. Lari, E. Nowicka, D.J. Morgan, S.A. Kondrat and G.J. Hutchings
      Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 23236-23244 (doi:10.1039/C5CP02512E)
    • Gas-phase oxidation of glycerol to dihydroxyacetone over tailored iron zeolites
      G.M. Lari, C. Mondelli, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 1453-1461 (doi:10.1021/cs5019056)
    • In situ spectroscopic investigation of oxidative dehydrogenation and disproportionation of benzyl alcohol over supported gold-palladium nanoparticles
      E. Nowicka, J.P. Hofmann, S. Parker, M. Sankar, G.M. Lari, S. Kondrat, D.W. Knight, D. Bethell, B. Weckhuysen and G.J. Hutchings
      Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15, 12147-12155 (doi:10.1039/C3CP50710F)