Catalysis Science & Technology

A multidisciplinary journal focussing on all fundamental science and technological aspects of catalysis

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Professor Piet van Leeuwen

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Catalysis Science & Technology

Piet van Leeuwen has been Group Leader at the ICIQ in Tarragona, Spain, since 2004. He has chaired and directed many activities in the field of catalysis in the Netherlands, especially keen on integrating activities in the catalysis area. He worked with Shell Amsterdam for twenty six years heading the section for basic research in homogeneous catalysis. Since 1989, part-time, and since 1994 full time, he initiated and led the homogeneous catalysis group at the University of Amsterdam as a Professor of Homogeneous Catalysis until 2007. He held a chair of Industrial Homogeneous Catalysis at the Technical University of Eindhoven from 2001 till 2006, where he was also director of the National Research School Combination on Catalysis. He has authored 350 refereed articles and reviews, many book chapters, edited several books, and is author of a textbook on homogeneous catalysis.


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Professor Noritaka Mizuno

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Catalysis Science & Technology

Noritaka Mizuno received his Bachelor's degree in synthetic chemistry at the University of Tokyo in 1980. He received his PhD from the same university in 1985 for his research on the heterogeneous oxidation catalysis of heteropoly compounds. In 1989 he moved to the Professor Richard G. Finke lab at the University of Oregon as a postdoc and then in 1990, returned to Japan as an Associate Professor at Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University. In 1994, he moved to the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, and then to the Department of Applied Chemistry of the same university, where he has been a full Professor since 2001. His research interests are mainly directed toward catalysis of metal oxide clusters such as heteropoly compounds and zeolitic materials and their syntheses.

Associate Editor

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Professor Paul Chirik

Associate Editor, Catalysis Science & Technology

Paul Chirik is currently the Edward S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, NJ, USA. Before this Paul was based at Cornell University, NY, USA from 2001-2011. His work is focussed on homogeneous catalysis and small molecule activation using transition metal complexes. The goal of this research is the discovery of energy-efficient chemical transformations that minimize byproducts, separation of waste and eliminate precious metals. 

Associate Editor

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Professor Paul Kamer

Associate Editor, Catalysis Science & Technology

Paul Kamer obtained a degree in biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam and did his PhD in physical organic chemistry at the University of Utrecht. As a postdoctoral fellow of the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) he carried out postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Leiden. He was appointed Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and full Professor of homogeneous catalysis in 2005. In 2005 he received a Marie Curie Excellence Grant and moved to the University of St Andrews. His current research interests are (asymmetric) homogeneous catalysis, biocatalysis, combinatorial synthesis, and artificial metalloenzymes. 

Associate Editor

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Professor Ding Ma

Associate Editor, Catalysis Science & Technology

Ding Ma read chemistry at Sichuan University and graduated in 1996. He obtained his PhD from the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in 2001.  After his postdoctoral positions at Oxford University and the University of Bristol, he started his research career at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics as Associate Professor in 2005. He was promoted to full Professor in 2007 and moved to Peking University in 2009. His research focuses on heterogeneous catalysis, particularly when applied to energy innovation, for example methane and syngas conversion. He also works on developing new reaction routes for sustainable chemistry and in situ spectroscopic methods which can be used to study reaction mechanisms.

Associate Editor

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Professor Javier Perez-Ramirez

Associate Editor, Catalysis Science & Technology

Javier Pérez-Ramírez has been the Chair of Catalysis Engineering at the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich since January 2010. Born and raised in Benidorm, Spain, Javier studied chemical engineering at the University of Alicante and later earned his PhD degree at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands in 2002. After spending some time in industry (2002-2005), holding several positions at Norsk Hydro and Yara International in Porsgrunn (Norway) where he was responsible of core projects related to catalyst development within fertilizer production, he was appointed ICREA research professor at ICIQ in Tarragona, Spain where he remained until his move to Zurich in 2010. The goal of this research is the discovery of energy-efficient chemical transformations that minimize byproducts, separation of waste and eliminate precious metals.

Associate Editor

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Professor Tsunehiro Tanaka

Associate Editor, Catalysis Science & Technology

Tsunehiro Tanaka graduated from Kyoto University's Department of Hydrocarbon Chemistry in 1982 and received his PhD at Kyoto University in 1987 for studying the mechanism of photocatalysis by supported metal oxides and characterization by XAFS spectroscopy. He began his career as an Assistant Professor at Hokkaido University in 1987, carrying out fundamental research on acid-base catalysis and then moved to the Department of Molecular Engineering, Kyoto University in 1990 and was promoted to be a Full Professor in 2004. Professor Tanaka has been Director of the Elements Strategy Initiative for Catalysts & Batteries (ESICB), Kyoto University supported by MEXT since 2012. His research interest is focused on the elucidation of heterogeneous catalytic mechanisms at a molecular level, in particular, catalysis by metallic nanoparticles or metal oxides on supports.

Managing Editor

Dr Liz Dunn


Editorial Board

Xinhe Bao

State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, China

Christian Bruneau

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, France

David Jackson

University of Glasgow, UK

Axel Knop-Gericke

Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany

Johannes de Vries

DSM Innovative Synthesis BV/University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Advisory Board

Isabel Arends

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Alfons Baiker

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Robin Bedford

University of Bristol, UK

Bhalchandra Bhanage

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India

George Britovsek

Imperial College London, UK

Bruno Chaudret

CNRS, France

Michel Che

Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France

Chien-Tien Chen

National Tsing Hua University, Chinese Taipei

Matt Clarke

University of St Andrews, UK

Christophe Coperet

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Avelino Corma

Valencia University, Spain

Richard Crooks

The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Ian Fairlamb

University of York, UK

Ben Feringa

University of Groningen, Netherlands

John Fossey

University of Birmingham, UK

Greg Fu

California Institute of Technology, USA

Bruce Gates

University of California, USA

Gideon Grogan

University of York, UK

Chris Hardacre

Queens University Belfast, UK

John Hartwig

University of Illinois, USA

Graham Hutchings

University of Cardiff, UK

Can Li

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Antoni Llobet

ICIQ, Tarragona, Spain

Guildo Mul

Twente University, The Netherlands

Steven Nolan

University of St. Andrews, UK

Kyoko Nozaki

The University of Tokyo, Japan

Robert M. Rioux

The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Tito Scaiano

University of Ottawa, Canada

James J Spivey

Louisiana State University, USA

Mizuki Tada

Nagoya University, Japan

Franklin Tao

University of Kansas, USA

Nick Turner

University of Manchester, UK

Andy York

Johnson Matthey, UK

Francisco Zaera

University of California, USA