|Engineer||University of Toulouse/INP ENSIACET (2010-2013)|
|M. Sc.||University of Toulouse (2012-2013)|
|Ph.D.||University of Toulouse/LPCNO (Dr. Bruno Chaudret), France (2013-2016)|
|Post-Doc||RWTH Aachen University (Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner), Germany (2017-2018)|
|Group Leader||'Multifunctional Catalytic Systems', MPI CEC (seit 2018)|
In the 'Multifunctional Catalytic Systems'-Group, we focus on the design and the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles (NPs) immobilized on supported ionic liquid phases (SILP) for catalysis.
Metal nanoparticles (monometallic, bimetallic) are synthesized through the in-situ decomposition of organometallic precursors under H2 in the SILP. This organometallic approach provides a fine control over the nanoparticles size, dispersion, and in the case of bimetallic nanoparticles, composition.
These so-called NPs@SILP systems are fully tunable, and a rational choice of the individual parameters (nature of the metal nanoparticles, ionic liquid, and support) provides control over the resulting catalysts' reactivity. We are especially interested in combining molecular design (ionic liquid structure) and nanoparticle design to produce innovative catalytic systems which can address challenging chemical transformations.
Besides purely chemical functions, we are also interested in the development of multifunctional catalysts combining chemical and physical functionalities (e.g. magnetic properties), with the idea to go towards switchable and adaptive catalytic systems.
The applications for our catalysts include fine chemical synthesis, biomass conversion and CO2 valorization.