Upgrading biomass-derived molecules is increasingly important nowadays to decrease the dependence on fossil feedstocks. One way to tackle this is the selective hydrogenation of such biomass-derived molecules. My project focuses on the selective hydrogenation of selected platform-molecules, including furan-derivatives and sugars, into valuable chemicals. I am looking for effective catalysts that can be applied in the catalytic transfer hydrogenation of the desired compounds using a hydrogen-donor. For this purpose, I am using formic acid which can be produced by CO2 hydrogenation.
|2017-present||PhD studentship in the group of Prof. Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zürich, Switzerland|
|2016-2017||SEMP exchange student in the group of Prof. Woodward, University of Nottingham, UK|
|2012-2017||BSc and MSc studies in Chemistry, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland|