Carbon nitride as a platform for single atoms catalysts
The design of single atom heterogeneous catalysts (SAHCs) based on a new type of solid support, graphitic carbon nitride, is an enormous unexplored space. My project aims to improve the structural understanding of carbon nitride, to frame the scope of its utilization as a carrier for single metal atoms, and to rationalize the catalytic performance of SAHCs evaluated with respect of nanoparticles-based systems in various types of reactions. Advanced characterization techniques are applied to elucidate the interplay between the metal speciation, distribution, oxidation state, and catalytic performance of the materials. Theory also plays an important role to attain an atomistic understanding of the structure and reactivity of the SAHCs developed.
|2015-present||PhD studentship in the group of Prof. Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zürich, Switzerland|
|2015||Internship at Ruhr Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany|
|2010-2015||Specialist studies in Physical Chemistry, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia|