Ceria-based catalysts for direct VCM production
The industrially widely applied ethylene oxychlorination in the context of vinyl chloride production is catalyzed by cupric chlorides that suffer from severe stability issues. My work focuses on new ceria based materials and their mechanistic understanding. The combination of DFT and microkinetic modeling will enable the design of superior multifunctional oxy- dehydro- chlorination catalysts for direct vinyl chloride production.
|2015-present||PhD studentship in the group of Prof. Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zurich, Switzerland|
|2014-2015||MSc studies in Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Master thesis: Stable Cerium Based Catalysts for the Oxychlorination of Ethylene in the group of Prof. Dr. Pérez-Ramírez
|2009-2014||BSc studies in Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland|
Runner-up for best poster presentation at the SCS Fall Meeting, Switzerland, 2017