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Dr Volkan Degirmenci

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Dr Volkan Degirmenci

Associate Professor 

V dot Degirmenci at warwick dot ac dot uk
+44 (0) 24 7652 3385

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Research Interests

My research concentrates on catalysis and reactor design. I am interested in the design and fundamental understanding of novel catalytic systems. In particular, my research activities are focused on;

  • Development of new catalytic systems for the valorization of lignocellulosic biomass
  • Integration of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalytic systems for biomass conversion
  • In-situ characterization of supported transition metal complexes
  • Synthesis and characterization of mesoporous zeolites and silicas
  • Bronsted-Lewis acidity in mesoporous and microporous materials
  • Methanol to liquid fuels reactions over novel hierarchical zeolites
  • Heat and mass transfer effects in micro reactors for fine chemical synthesis
  • Reactor design through non-traditional heating processes

>> Current research >>

Teaching Interests

Selected Publications

  • Mesoporous SSZ-13 zeolite prepared by a dual template method with improved performance in the methanol to olefins reaction, Journal of Catalysis, 298 (2013) 27–40. >>Link>>
  • Dual template synthesis of highly mesoporous SSZ-13 zeolite with improved stability in the methanol-to-olefins reaction, Chemical Communications, 48 (2012) 9492-9494. >>Link>> 
  • Glucose activation by transient Cr2+ dimers, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 49 (2010) 2530-2534. >>Link>>
  • Towards a selective heterogeneous catalyst for glucose dehydration to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in water: CrCl2 catalysis in a thin immobilized ionic liquid layer, Chemcatchem, 3 (2011) 969-972. >>Link>>
  • Phosphotungstic acid encapsulated in metal-organic framework as catalysts for carbohydrate dehydration to 5-hydroxymethulfurfural, Chemsuschem, 4 (2011) 59-64. >>Link>>
  • Design of a radio frequency heated isothermal micro trickle bed reactor, Chemical Engineering Journal, 243 (2014) 225-233. >>Link>>

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