Publications and Research Findings

Publications and Research Findings


Qi, Y.; Fenes, E.; Ma, H.; Wang, Y.; Rout, K. R.; Fuglerud, T.; Piccinini, M.; Chen, D., Cluster-Size-Dependent Interaction between Ethylene and CuCl2 Clusters Supported via γ-Alumina. J Phys Chem C 2020. 

Qi, Y.; Fenes, E.; Ma, H.; Wang, Y.; Ranjan Rout, K.; Fuglerud, T.; Piccinini, M.; Chen, D., Origin of potassium promotion effects on CuCl2/γ-Al2O3 catalyzed ethylene oxychlorination. Appl Surf Sci 2020, 521, 146310. 

Karoline Kvande , Dimitrios K. Pappas, Michael Dyballa, Carlo Buono, Matteo Signorile, Elisa Borfecchia, Kirill A. Lomachenko, Bjørnar Arstad, Silvia Bordiga, Gloria Berlier, Unni Olsbye, Pablo Beato and Stian Svelle, Comparing the Nature of Active Sites in Cu-loaded SAPO-34 and SSZ-13 for the Direct Conversion of Methane to Methanol, Catalysts 2020, 10(2), s. 1-17


Wang, Yalan; Wang, Hongmin; Dam, Anh Hoang; Xiao, Ling; Qi, Yanying; Niu, Juntian; Yang, Jia; Zhu, Yi-An; Holmen, Anders; Chen, De, Understanding effects of Ni particle size on steam methane reforming activity by combined experimental and theoretical analysis. Catalysis Today 2019 s. 1-9 

Wang, Yalan; Xiao, Ling; Qi, Yanying; Mahmoodinia, Mehdi; Feng, Xiang; Yang, Jia; Zhu, Yi-An; Chen, De, Towards rational catalyst design: boosting the rapid prediction of transition-metal activity by improved scaling relations. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP 2019 ;Volum 21.(35) s. 19269-19280 

Brogaard, Rasmus Yding; Kømurcu, Mustafa; Dyballa, Michael Martin; Botan, Alexandru; Van Speybroeck, Veronique; Olsbye, Unni; De Wispelaere, Kristof., Ethene Dimerization on Zeolite-Hosted Ni Ions: Reversible Mobilization of the Active Site. ACS Catalysis 2019 ;Volum 9.(6) s. 5645-5650 

Kvande, Karoline: A Study of Cu-loaded SAPO-34 for the Direct Conversion of Methane to Methanol. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2019, 119 s

Qi, Yanying; Aaserud, Christian; Yang, Jia; Holmen, Anders; Chen, De, Promotional effect of in-situ generated hydroxyl on olefin selectivity of Co-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP 2019 ;Volum 21.(44) s. 24441-24448  

Qi, Yanying; Yang, Jia; Holmen, Anders; Chen, De, Investigation of C1+C1 Coupling Reactions in Cobalt-Catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis by Combined DFT and Kinetic Isotope Study. Catalysts 2019 ;Volum 9.(6) s. -

Dam, Anh Hoang; Wang, Hongmin; Dehghan-Niri, Roya; Yu, Xiaofeng; Walmsley, John; Holmen, Anders; Yang, Jia; Chen, De, Methane activation on bimetallic catalysts: properties and functions of surface Ni-Ag alloy. ChemCatChem 2019 ;Volum 11.(15) s. 3401-3412

Hjorth, Ida; Nord, Magnus; Rønning, Magnus; Yang, Jia; Chen, De, Electrochemical reduction of CO2 to synthesis gas on CNT supported CuxZn1-x O catalysts. Catalysis Today 2019 s. 1-11

Weststrate, Kees-Jan; Mahmoodinia, Mehdi; Farstad, Mari Helene; Svenum, Ingeborg-Helene; Strømsheim, Marie Døvre; Niemantsverdriet, Hans; Venvik, Hilde Johnsen. Interaction of hydrogen with flat (0001) and corrugated (11–20) and (10–12) cobalt surfaces: Insights from experiment and theory. Catalysis Today 2019 , Volume 342, 15 February 2020, Pages 124-130

Fjellvåg, Asbjørn Slagtern; Waller, David; Skjelstad, Johan; Sjåstad, Anja Olafsen. Grain Reconstruction of Pd and Pd/Ni Alloys for Platinum Catchment, Johnson Matthey technology review 2019 ;Volum 63.(4) s. 236-246

Dyballa, M.; Thorshaug, K.; Pappas, D.; Borfecchia, E.; Kvande, K.; Bordiga, S.; Berlier, G.; Lazzarina, A.; Olsbye, U.; Beato, P.; Svelle, S.; Arstad, B. Zeolite surface methoxy groups as key intermediates in the stepwise conversion of methane to methanol, ChemCatChem 2019,

Pappas, Dimitrios; Borfecchia, Elisa; Lomachenko, Kirill A.; Lazzarini, Andrea; Gutterød, Emil Sebastian; Dyballa, Michael Martin; Martini, Andrea; Berlier, Gloria; Bordiga, Silvia; Lamberti, Carlo; Arstad, Bjørnar; Olsbye, Unni; Beato, Pablo; Svelle, Stian. Cu-Exchanged Ferrierite Zeolite for the Direct CH4 to CH3OH Conversion: Insights on Cu Speciation from X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy. Topics in catalysis 2019 

Kumar, Susmit; Waller, David; Fjellvåg, Helmer; Sjåstad, Anja Olafsen. Development of custom made bimetallic alloy model systems based on platinum-rhodium for heterogeneous catalysis. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2019 ;Volume 786. p. 1021-1029 

Salman, Ata ul Rauf; Hyrve, Signe Marit; Regli, Samuel K.; Zubair, Muhammad; Enger, Bjørn Christian; Lødeng, Rune; Waller, David; Rønning, Magnus. Catalytic Oxidation of NO over LaCo1−xBxO3 (B = Mn, Ni) Perovskites for Nitric Acid production. Catalysts 2019 ;Volume 9. s. 1-11

S. Lervold, K. Arnesen, N. Beck, R. Lødeng, J. Yang, K. Bingen, J. Skjelstad, H. J. Venvik: Morphology and Activity of Electrolytic Silver Catalyst for Partial Oxidation of Methanol to Formaldehyde Under Different Exposures and Oxidation Reactions, Topics in Catalysis  2019, Volum 62 (7-11) s. 699-711

S. Bundli, P. Dhak, M. Jensen, A. E. Gunnæs, P.D. Nguyen, H. Fjellvåg, A. O. Sjåstad Controlled alloying of Pt-Rh nanoparticles by the polyol approach, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 779, 2019, 879-885.

Michael Dyballa, Dimitrios K. Pappas, Karoline Kvande, Elisa Borfecchia, Bjørnar Arstad, Pablo Beato, Unni Olsbye, and Stian Svelle On How Copper Mordenite Properties Govern the Framework Stability and Activity in the Methane-to-Methanol Conversion ACS Catalysis 2019, 9, 365−37.

Kirill A. Lomachenko, Andrea Martini, Dimitrios Pappas, Chiara Negri, Michael Dyballa, G Berlier, Silvia Bordiga, Carlo Lamberti, Unni Olsbye, Stian Svelle, Pablo Beato, Elisa Borfecchia, The impact of reaction conditions and material composition on the stepwise methane to methanol conversion over Cu-MOR: an operando XAS study Catalysis Today, Volume 336, 1 October 2019, Pages 99-108

Dimitrios K. Pappas, Elisa Borfecchia, Michael Dyballa, Kirill A. Lomachenko, Andrea Martini, Gloria Berlier, Bjørnar Arstad, Carlo Lamberti, Silvia Bordiga, Unni Olsbye, Stian Svelle, and Pablo Beato, Understanding and Optimizing the Performance of Cu-FER for The Direct CH4 to CH3OH Conversion, ChemCatChem, 11, 2019, 621-627.


Baidoo, M. F., Fenes, E., Rout, K. R., Fuglerud, T., Chen, D., On the effects of K and La co-promotion on CuCl2/γ-Al2O3 catalysts for the oxychlorination of ethylene, Catalysis Today, 2018, 299, 164.

C. Buono , A. Martini, I. A. Pankin, D. K. Pappas, C. Negri, K. Kvande, K. A. Lomachenko, E. Borfecchia* Local structure of Cu(I) ions in the MOR zeolite: a DFT-assisted XAS study Radiation Physics and Chemistry (10.1016/j.radphyschem.2018.12.031)

Zheng, Jian; Ivashenko, Oleksii; Fjellvåg, Helmer; Groot, Irene M. N. O. Sjåstad, Anja O., Roadmap for Modeling RhPt/Pt(111) Catalytic Surfaces, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018; Volum 122.(46) p. 26430-26437

Borfecchia, Elisa; Beato, Pablo; Svelle, Stian; Olsbye, Unni; Lamberti, Carlo and Bordiga, Silvia Cu-CHA – a model system for applied selective redox catalysis, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, Volume 47.(22) p. 8097-8133

Pappas, Dimitrios K.; Martini, Andrea; Dyballa, Michael; Kvande, Karoline; Teketel, Shewangizaw; Lomachenko, Kirill A.; Baran, Rafal; Glatzel, Pieter; Arstad, Bjørnar; Berlier, Gloria; Lamberti, Carlo; Bordiga, Silvia; Olsbye, Unni; Svelle, Stian; Beato, Pablo and Borfecchia, Elisa, The nuclearity of the active site for methane to methanol conversion in Cu-mordenite: a quantitative assessment, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, Volum 140.(45) p. 15270-1527818

Borfecchia, Elisa; Pappas, Dimitrios K.; Dyballa, Michael; Lomachenko, Kirill A.; Negri, Chiara; Signorile, Matteo; Berlier, Gloria, Evolution of active sites during selective oxidation of methane to methanol over Cu-CHA and Cu-MOR zeolites as monitored by operando XAS, Catalysis Today, 2018, Volume 333, p.17-27

Salman, Ata ul Rauf; Enger, Bjørm Christian; Auvray, Xavier; Lødeng, Rune; Menon, Mohan; Waller, David; Rønning, Magnus, The Catalytic oxidation of NO to NO2 for nitric acid production over a Pt/Al2O3 catalyst, Applied Catalysis A, General, 2018, Volume 564, p.142-146

Mom, Rik V.; Ivashenko, Oleksii; Frenken, Joost W.M.; Groot, Irene M.N.; Sjåstad, Anja O., The Nucleation, Alloying, and Stability of Co-Re Bimetallic Nanoparticles on Al2O3/NiAl(110), J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122, 16, 8967-8975

Dyballa, Michael; Pappas, Dimitrios K.; Borfecchia, Elisa; Beato, Pablo; Olsbye, Unni; Lillerud, Karl Petter; Arstad, Bjørnar; Svelle, Stian, Tuning the material and catalytic properties of SUZ-4 zeolites for the conversion of methanol or methane, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2018, 265, 112-122


Atzori, Cesare; Shearer, Greig Charles; Maschio, Lorenzo; Civalleri, Bartolomeo; Bonino, Francesca; Lamberti, Carlo; Svelle, Stian; Lillerud, Karl Petter; Bordiga, Silvia. Effect of Benzoic Acid as a Modulator in the Structure of UiO-66: An Experimental and Computational Study. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017 ;Volum 121.(17) s. 9312-9324

Venvik, Hilde Johnsen; Yang, Jia, Catalysis in microstructured reactors - Short review on smallscale syngas production and further conversion into methanol, DME and Fischer-Tropsch products, Catalysis Today, 2017, 285, 135-146

Yanying Qi, Cristian Ledesma, Jia Yang, Xuezhi Duan, Yi-An Zhu, Anders Holmen, De Chen, Adsorption energy-driven carbon number-dependent olefin to paraffin ratio in cobalt-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, Journal of Catalysis, 2017, 349, 110–117

Rout, Kumar Ranjan; Baidoo, Martina Francisca; Fenes, Endre; Zhu, Jun; Fuglerud, Terje; Chen, De, Understanding of potassium promoter effects on oxychlorination of ethylene by operando spatial-time resolved UV–vis–NIR spectrometry, Journal of Catalysis, 2017, 352, 218-228

Pappas, Dimitrios; Borfecchia, Elisa; Dyballa, Michael Martin; Pankin, Ilia A.; Lomachenko, Kirill A.; Martini, Andrea; Signorile, Matteo; Teketel, Shewangizaw; Arstad, Bjørnar; Berlier, Gloria; Lamberti, Carlo; Bordiga, Silvia; Olsbye, Unni; Lillerud, Karl Petter; Svelle, Stian; Beato, Pablo, Methane to methanol: structure-activity relationships for Cu-CHA, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 139, 42, 14961-14975

Pappas, Dimitrios; Borfecchia, Elisa; Dyballa, Michael Martin; Pankin, Ilia A.; Lomachenko, Kirill A.; Martini, Andrea; Signorile, Matteo; Teketel, Shewangizaw; Arstad, Bjørnar; Berlier, Gloria; Lamberti, Carlo; Bordiga, Silvia; Olsbye, Unni; Lillerud, Karl Petter; Svelle, Stian; Beato, Pablo, XAS reveals structure-activity relationships for the Methane-to-Methanol conversion over Cu-zeolites, ESRF Highlights 2017, 49-51


Rout, Kumar Ranjan; Fenes, Endre; Baidoo, Martina Francisca; Abdollahi, Reza; Fuglerud, Terje; Chen, De, Highly Active and Stable CeO2-Promoted CuCl2/Al2O3 Oxychlorination Catalysts Developed by Rational Design Using a Rate Diagram of the Catalytic Cycle, ACS Catalysis, 2016, 6, 7030-7039

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  • 42 publications

  • 5 keynotes / invited lectures in 2019
  • 7 plenary and invited lectures at international Conferences in 2019