Harris Ho Ting Luk
PhD student

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

tel: +41 4463 36612

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    Catalysts for syngas and CO2 conversion to higher alcohols

    The direct synthesis of heavy alcohols from syngas and CO2 offers the potential to switch from petroleum-based to natural gas, biomass and solar feedstocks. Bimetallic catalysts stand out as possible candidates, but the nature of active sites and their interactions with promoters and supports remain unclear. My research focuses on understanding their individual roles and thereby designing formulations which may enable future industrial applications.

    2015-present PhD studentship in the group of Prof. Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    2014 Internship at Bühler AG, Uzwil, Switzerland
    2013-2015 MSc studies in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    Master thesis: Synthesis of Cyclic Oligomers via cyclodepolymerization for Poly-(ethylene furanoate) production in the Group of Prof. Dr. Massimo Morbidelli
    2012 Internship at Air Products and Chemicals Asia Inc, Hong Kong
    2010-2013 BSc studies in Chemical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
    • Carbon nanofibres-supported KCoMo catalysts for syngas conversion into higher alcohols
      H.T. Luk, T. Forster, C. Mondelli, S. Siol, D. Curulla Ferré, J. A. Stewart, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Catal. Sci. Technol. 2018, 8, 187-200 (doi:10.1039/C7CY01908D)
    • Status and prospects in higher alcohols synthesis from syngas
      H.T. Luk, C. Mondelli, D. Curulla-Ferré, J.A. Stewart, J. Pérez-Ramírez
      Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 1358-1426 (doi:10.1039/c6cs00324a, inside front cover)