Facing the growing plastics demand and decreasing oil reserves, considerable interests revived for the PVC production from acetylene – a feedstock mainly derived from the most abundant fossil reserve, coal. However, to date, the industrially applied catalyst is exclusively based on toxic mercury that poses a severe threat to the environment and public health. Within this project, I am looking for disruptive catalytic technologies to produce VCM via acetylene hydrochlorination with the aim of making this process more sustainable and enabling its global expansion.
|2016-present||PhD studentship in the group of Prof. Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zürich, Switzerland|
|2014-2016||MSc studies in chemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany|
|2014-2015||Erasmus exchange student, University of Amsterdam / Vrije University Amsterdam, the Netherlands|
|2011-2014||BSc in chemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany|