Evgeniya Vorobyeva
Doctoral student

ETH Hönggerberg
HCI E136
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1
CH-8093 Zurich

tel: +41 4463 36268

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    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
    • Atom-by-atom resolution of structure-function relations over low-nuclearity metal catalysts
      E. Vorobyeva, E. Fako, Z. Chen, S.M. Collins, D. Johnstone, P.A. Midgley, R. Hauert, O.V. Safonova, G. Vilé, N. López, S. Mitchell, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 8724-8729 (doi:10.1002/anie.201902136, hot paper, highlighted in ChemViews))
      Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 8816-8821 (doi:10.1002/ange.201902136)
    • The multifaceted reactivity of single-atom heterogeneous catalysts
      S. Mitchell, E. Vorobyeva, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 15316–15329 (doi:10.1002/anie.201806936, frontispiece, top downloaded paper)
      Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 15538–15552 (doi:10.1002/ange.201806936)
    • A heterogeneous single-atom palladium catalyst surpassing homogeneous systems for Suzuki coupling
      Z. Chen, E. Vorobyeva, S. Mitchell, E. Fako, M.A. Ortuño, N. López, S.M. Collins, P.A. Midgley, S. Richard, G. Vilé, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Nat. Nanotechnol. 2018, 13, 702-707 (doi:10.1038/s41565-018-0167-2, highlighted by ETH News, C&EN, Nature Catalysis)
    • Single-atom heterogeneous catalysts based on distinct carbon nitride scaffolds
      Z. Chen, E. Vorobyeva, S. Mitchell, E. Fako, N. López, S.M. Collins, R.K. Leary, P.A. Midgley, R. Hauert, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Natl. Sci. Rev. 2018, 5, 642-652 (doi:10.1093/nsr/nwy048, highlighted by the WeChat platform cailiaoren, Eurekalert, Nanowerk News, and Science Newsline)
    • Tailoring the framework composition of carbon nitride to improve the catalytic efficiency of the stabilised palladium atoms
      E. Vorobyeva, Z. Chen, S. Mitchell, R. K. Leary, P. Midgley, J. M. Thomas, R. Hauert, E. Fako, N. López, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      J. Mater. Chem. A 2017, 5, 16393-16403 (doi:10.1039/C7TA04607C, featured in a themed collection of International Year of the Periodic Table : Single Atoms as Active Catalysts)
    • Stabilization of single metal atoms on graphitic carbon nitride
      Z. Chen, S. Mitchell, E. Vorobyeva, R.K. Leary, R. Hauert, T. Furnival, Q.M. Ramasse, J.M. Thomas, P.A. Midgley, D. Dontsova, M. Antonietti, S. Pogodin, N. López, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017, 27, 1605785 (doi:10.1002/adfm.201605785, frontispiece)