Vladimir V. Galvita
1999 Ph.D. in Kinetics and Catalysis, Institute of Catalysis, Russian Academy of Science; 2002 - 2007 Postdoctoral researcher, Max-Planck- Institute, Magdeburg, Germany, 2007- 2009 Research Scientist, University of California Berkeley, USA 2009-...Head of the research group “Design of advanced catalytic materials”Ghent University, Laboratory for Chemical Technology, Belgium My research combines expertise and facilities for the synthesis of novel catalytic solids, catalytic testing, and their in-situ structural and mechanistic characterization, and the detailed modeling of kinetic and transport processes in catalytic processes. Spectroscopic techniques, including XANES, and EXAFS, HRTEM, FT-IR, Raman, NMR, UV-Visible, are used to characterize catalyst structure and adsorbed species under experimental conditions of catalysis. Temporal analysis of products (TAP), isotopic tracers and temperature-programmed adsorption, and other reaction techniques are using to elucidate the pathways by which catalyzed reactions occur. Catalysis and catalytic materials for energy and environmental protection, Alternative fuels, Fuel processing, Heterogeneous catalysis, Catalysts preparation, Fuel Cells.