Catalysis Research is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of catalysts and catalyzed reactions. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Photocatalysis
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Environmental catalysis
  • Biocatalysis, enzymes, enzyme catalysis
  • Catalysis for biomass conversion
  • Organocatalysis, catalysis in organic and polymer chemistry
  • Nanostructured Catalysts
  • Catalytic materials
  • Computational catalysis
  • Kinetics of catalytic reactions

It publishes a variety of article types: original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Indexing: COPE.

Free Publication in 2021
Current Issue: 2021

Editor-in-Chief

Roger Gläser, PhD (Biography)

Full Professor, Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Institute of Chemical Technology, Universität Leipzig, Germany

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Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; zeolites and related nanoporous materials; sustainable chemistry; energy conversion

Editorial Board

Christos Argirusis, PhD

Professor, Director of Laboratory of Inorganic Materials Technology (LIMT), School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens 15780, Greece

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Research Interests: Photocatalysis; fuel cells; novel inorganic materials; nanomaterials; nanomaterials synthesis; material characterization; nanoparticle synthesis; materials processing; thin films and nanotechnology

Detlef W. Bahnemann, PhD

Professor,Institut fuer Technische Chemie, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Callinstrasse 3, Hannover, D-30167, Germany
Laboratory "Photoactive Nanocomposite Materials" (Director), Saint-Petersburg State University, St Petersburg 199034, Russia

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Research Interests: Photocatalytic air and water purification; Photocatalytic water splitting; Kinetics of fast photocatalytic processes; Dye solar cells

Alfonso Caballero, PhD

Full Professor, CSIC-USE - Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (ICMS), Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Sevilla, Spain

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Research Interests: Catalysis; material characterization; catalyst characterization; nanomaterials; spectroscopy; materials chemistry; X-ray diffraction; thin films; materials; nanocomposites

Chi-Jung Chang, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Feng Chia University, 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung, 40724, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Electron-hole pair; electronic band structure; graphitic carbon nitride; photocatalysts; nanomaterials; light irradiation; hydrogen production; hybrid materials; photocatalysis

Russell R. Chianelli, PhD

Professor, Director, Materials Science and Technology Institute, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968, USA

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Research Interests: X-ray diffraction; wastewater treatment; nanotechnology; materials; materials chemistry; heterogeneous catalysis; synthesis; material characterization; environmental engineering; EXXON; bio-remediation; asphaltenes; bioremediation/environmental catalysis

Stephen B. Cronin, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA

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Research Interests: Physics; chemistry; materials science; nanotechnology; photocatalysis; nanocatalysis; nanotubes and graphene; plasmon resonant enhancement of catalytic processes for solar fuel production

Kai S. Exner, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry, University Duisburg-Essen, Universitätsstraße 5, Essen, 45141, Germany 

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Research Interests: Theoretical electrochemistry; Electrocatalysis; Materials screening; Multi-scale modeling; Drug delivery 

Qiang Fu, PhD

ARC Future Fellow, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater (CTWW), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW, 2007 Australia

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Research Interests: Photocatalysts; chemical engineering; membrane technology; CO2 capture; 2D materials; polymer materials; wastewater treatment

José Solla Gullón, PhD

University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

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Research Interests: Synthesis, characterization and electrochemical properties of different metal nanoparticles

Changseok Han, PhD

Department of Environmental Engineering, INHA University, Incheon 22212, Korea

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Research Interests: Advanced oxidation processes; Photocatalysis; Toxins; Contaminants of emerging concern; Nutrients recovery; Water treatment; Microplastics monitoring and removal

Michael Harmata, PhD

Norman Rabjohn Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia, 601 S. College Avenue, Columbia, Missouri   65211, USA

Tel: 573-882-1097

Fax: 573-882-2754

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Research Interests: Catalysis; synthetic and medicinal organic chemistry; (4+3)-cycloadditions; synthesis and chemistry of benzothiazines; cyclopentadienone chemistry; retro-nazarov reaction; kagan's ether chemistry; trögers base chemistry; silver ion catalysis; allenic sulfone chemistry; fluorination and total synthesis

Gassan Hodaifa, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Area, Faculty of Experimental Sciences, University of Pablo de Olavide, ES-41013 Seville, Spain

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Research Interests: Photocatalysis; wastewater treatment; catalysts; water quality; water and wastewater treatment; water purification technologies; environmental biotechnology; wastewater engineering; environment; water engineering; water chemistry

Shu Hu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 USA;

Energy Science Center, Yale University, West Haven, CT 06516, USA

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Research Interests: Nano-materials; electro-catalysis; surface microscopy; reaction engineering; x-ray spectroscopy; particle-based photocatalysts; photocatalytic reactor engineering; photocatalyst microenvironments; liquid interfaces; C-H activation and partial oxidation using new photochemical pathways; negative emission technology

Andreas Jess

 Professor, University of Bayreuth, Chair of Chemical Engineering, Center of Energy Technology (ZET), Universitätsstrasse 30, 95445 Bayreuth, Germany

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Research Interests: Applied catalysis; Reaction engineering; Fischer-Tropsch synthesis; Ionic liquids; General chemical and technical challenges of climate change

Guohua Jia, PhD

Senior Research Fellow, Curtin Institute of Functional Molecules and Interfaces, School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, WA, 6845 Australia

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Research Interests: Colloid and surface chemistry; nanofabrication, growth and self assembly; nanomaterials; catalysis; photocatalysis; colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals; nanoparticles; nanocomposite materials

Jyh-Chiang Jiang, PhD

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 10607, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Catalytic Activity of metal oxides & metal surfaces; Reaction mechanisms of methanol and ethanol oxidation on catalysts; Surface chemistry reactions; Molecular interactions

Yan Jiao, PhD

Senior Lecturer, ARC Future Fellow 2020-2023, Director of Research, Centre for Materials in Energy and Catalysis, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 5005, Australia

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Research Interests: Computational electrochemistry and its application in energy materials design; electrocatalysis; novel carbon-based catalysts; clean energy conversion reactions; oxygen reduction reaction; hydrogen evolution reaction; CO2 reduction; nanomaterials

Egwu E. Kalu, PhD

Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310, USA

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Research Interests: Electrochemical & nanomaterials engineering for sustainable energy and environmental systems; electrical energy storage modeling - batteries, ultracapacitors and fuel cells; oxygen electrocatalysis (fuel cells), catalysis for hydrogen generation from liquid fuels and biofuels; bioelectrochemistry - nanoparticles based biosensors, cancer thermotherapy; CFD analysis of fluid flow and heat dynamics within porous media

ByungGee Kim, PhD

Professor, School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

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Research Interests: Biocatalysis and Protein engineering

Michalis Konsolakis, PhD

Associate Professor, Industrial, Energy and Environmental Systems Lab (IEESL), School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, GR-73100 Chania, Greece

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Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; surface science; materials science; rational design of metal oxides; nanocatalysis; promotion in catalysis; metal-support interactions; CO2 hydrogenation; direct carbon fuel cells; H2 production & Utilization; air pollution control

Ewa Kowalska, PhD

Associate Professor, Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University, N21, W10, 001-0021 Sapporo, Japan

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Research Interests: Photocatalysts; photocatalysis; micro-/nano-particles; heterogeneous catalysis; nanomaterials; nano-catalysis; wastewater treatment; water treatment; green chemistry technology; applied chemistry

Debasish Kuila, PhD

Professor, Research Director, Department of Chemistry, Applied Sciences and Technology, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, 7411, USA

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Research Interests: Nickel-based catalysts; materials; biomaterials; catalysis; core-shell catalysts; nanocatalysis; nanomaterials; thermochemical conversion of biomass to biofuels- catalysts; metal nanocatalysts; cell biology; cell culture

Narendra Kumar, PhD

Adjunct Professor (Docent), Senior Researcher, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering, Åbo Akademi University, Biskopsgatan 8, FI-20500 Turku/Åbo, Finland

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Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; catalyst synthesis; nanoporous materials; catalyst characterization; zeolite catalysis; refinery processes; hydrocarbon conversion; reaction mechanism; biomass transformations

Challa V. Kumar, PhD

Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, 55 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA;

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, 91 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA;

The Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, 97 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA

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Research Interests: chemistry; biological materials; materials; protein-based materials and devices; catalysis; analytical chemistry; enzymes; biocatalysis; proteins; DNA; protein structure; SDS-PAGE; protein nanoparticles; bio-Graphene, DNA/RNA binders; bio-Solar cells; nano-armored enzymes; molecular micelles; wearable biosensors

Stephanie D. Lambert, PhD

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering-Nanomaterials, Catalysis, and Electrochemistry (NCE), University of Liege, B-4000 Liege, Belgium

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Research Interests: Heterogeneous (photo)catalysis; photocatalysis; sol-gel process; environmental engineering; inorganic biomaterials; nanomaterials; electrochemistry; catalysts

Jochen Lauterbach, PhD

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

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Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Nanoparticle synthesis; Hydrogen generation

Kang Liang, PhD

Principle Investigator and Group Leader of NanoMicroBio Systems, NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Scientia Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia

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Research Interests: Photocatalysts; biocatalysis; heterogeneous photocatalysts; nanostructured materials, nano-micro-bio systems, nano-biohybrids, biomaterials, nanobiotechnology, nanobiointerface, biomimetic materials, porous materials, metal-organic frameworks, biocatalysis, nanotechnology

Andreas Liese, PhD

Professor, Head of Institute of Technical Biocatalysis, Coordinator of TUHH Research Center, "Integrated Biotechnology and Process Engineering", Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Denickestr. 15, 21073 Hamburg, Germany

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Research Interests: Biocatalysis; enzymes; catalyst; bioprocess development; characterization and optimization of biocatalytic processes; reaction engineering development of bio- and chemocatalytic reaction sequences; non-conventional biotransformations; smart bioreactors; online analysis and process control of chemo- and biocatalytic processes using fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and fluorescence spectroscopy

Shou-Heng Liu, PhD

Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Clean energy technology; environmental electrochemistry; environmental nanocatalysis; sustainable resources engineering; catalyst; mesoporous materials; fuel cells; hydrogen energy; heterogeneous catalysis; adsorption; nano-catalysis

George Marnellos, PhD

Professor, Energy & Pollution Control Systems Engineering Laboratory (EPSEL), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Bakola & Sialvera, GR-50100, Kozani, Greece

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Research Interests: Chemical reaction engineering; heterogeneous catalysis; solid state electrochemistry; hydrocarbons processing; hydrogen and fuel cell technologies; CO2 activation; environmental catalysis; biomass to energy conversion technologies

Heshmat Noei, PhD

Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany

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Research Interests: Catalysis; Materials; Surface Science; Adsorption; Spectroscopy; Surface Characterization; Nanoparticles; Surface Modification; Heterogeneous Catalysis; Thin Film Deposition 

Atsushi Ohtaka, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Osaka Institute of Technology, Omiya 5-16-1, Asahi-ku, Osaka, 535-8585 Japan

Tel: +81-6-6954-4729

Fax: +81-6-6957-2135

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Research Interests: Organic chemistry; catalysis; applied chemistry; polymer-supported transition-metal catalysts; catalyst

Jose M. Palomo

Professor, Group of Chemical Biology and Biocatalysis, Departament of Biocatalysis, Institute of Catalysis (ICP-CSIC), Marie Curie 2, Cantoblanco, Campus UAM, 28049 Madrid, Spain

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Research Interests: Protein chemistry; Medicinal chemistry; Biocatalysis; Chemical biolgoy; Nanobiotechnology; Nanomedicine, Nanocatalysis; Enzyme-metal Hybrid catalysis; Metal nanoparticles synthesis

Georgios Papadogianakis, PhD

Professor, Industrial Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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Research Interests: Catalysis in homogeneous and aqueous/organic two-phase; systems in a broad spectrum of catalytic reactions; Micellar catalysis; Design and synthesis of novel highly active and selective organic- and water-soluble transition- and main-group metal catalytic complexes; Mechanistic investigations of catalytic reactions; Catalytic conversions of renewables-Biorefinery; Development of a novel catalytic industrial process; Green/Sustainable Chemistry

Ajay K Ray, PhD, P. Eng

Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Western University, London, ON N6A 5B9, Canada

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Research Interests: Industrial process modeling and optimization; development of solar photocatalysis; and advancement of simulated moving bed technology for reactive separation

Maria H. L. Ribeiro, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, 1649-003 Lisbon, Portugal

Tel: (+351) 217 946 400

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Research Interests: Biocatalysis; enzyme immobilization; stabilization and purification; bioactive compounds; microreactors; bioprocesses optimization; pharmaceutical biotechnology

Marzio Rosi, PhD

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Perugia, Via Duranti, 93, 06125 Perugia, Italy

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Research Interests: Density Functional Theory; Quantum Chemistry; Quantum Mechanics; Electronic Structure; Computational Chemistry; Molecular Dynamics; Atmosphere; Molecular Modeling; Molecular Dynamics Simulation; Computational Materials Science; Astrochemistry; Astrobiology

Minghuey Shieh, PhD

Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan Normal University, 88, Sec. 4, Tingchow Rd., Taipei, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Syntheses, characterization, and reactivities of main- group elements incorporated transition metal carbonyl clusters; electrochemical and magnetic properties of the resultant clusters; design and synthesis of nano-sized clusters and cluster polymers and their catalytic applications

Plessas Stavros, PhD

Associate Professor, Laboratory of Food Processing, Department of Agricultural Development, Democritus University of Thrace, 68200 Orestiada, Greece

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Research Interests: Functional foods; Fruit juices; Probiotics; Prebiotics

Konstantinos S. Triantafyllidis

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Research Interests: Biomass and waste valorization to fuels, chemicals and polymers; Green chemistry and chemical technology; Heterogeneous catalysis; Adsorption/catalysis for environmental remediation; (Nano)materials synthesis and characterization

Kaiying Wang, PhD

Professor, Department of Microsystems, University of South-Eastern Norway, Raveien 215, N-3184 Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 31 00 93 17

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Research Interests: Micro-fabrication; nanotechnology; electrochemistry; photochemistry; nanodevices; photocatalysis; photoelectrochemistry; CO2 conversion; microfabrication

Chung-Hsin Wu, PhD

Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung 80778, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Photocatalysis; wastewater treatment; environmental engineering; biological adsorbent; environmental catalyst materials; advanced physical and chemical treatment; heterogeneous catalysis; organic pollutants

Ioannis V. Yentekakis, PhD

Professor, Director, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Processes Laboratory, School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete (TUC), 73100 Chania, Crete, Greece

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Research Interests: Physical chemistry; catalysis; materials; nanotechnology; renewable energy; catalyst characterization; heterogeneous catalysis; catalyst synthesis; nanomaterials; electrocatalysis; surface science; fuel cells

Chuan-Jian Zhong

Professor, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13902, USA

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Research Interests: Catalysis; Electrocatalysis; Interfacial Chemistry; Materials Chemistry

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