The ACM group focuses on the design and demonstration of new heterogeneous catalysts and reactor engineering concepts


The Advanced Catalytic Materials group, headed by Prof. Jorge Gascon, focuses on the design, development and demonstration of new heterogeneous catalysts and reactor engineering concepts. Our aim is to develop and deploy sustainable technologies for the production of chemicals, energy carriers and new environmental applications. Process intensification, feedstock efficiency and reduction of energy usage are our main objectives.


We follow a holistic approach (see figure above), where understanding the most relevant physical and chemical phenomena at the reactor, catalyst and active site levels along with the development of structure-function correlations play a pivotal role. We use state of the art -operando- characterization techniques in combination with advanced synthetic tools and rigorous –high throughput- catalyst testing and reaction engineering concepts to achieve function control over several length scales in catalyst and reactor design.

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17 January, 2023

Where I Work: Diego Mateo

KAUST Insight magazine has featured in its last story our Research Scientist, Diego Mateo

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26 December, 2022

Dr. Tuiana Shoinkhorova, a former ACM Ph.D. student, was the recipient of the PES Best Ph.D. 2022 Award.

Congratulations to Tuiana Shoinkhorova for being awarded by the PSE division with the Best Ph.D. Award for her doctoral thesis.

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08 December, 2022

Anastasiya has been selected among the “2022 Class of Influential Researchers” by I&EC Research

We are proud to announce that Anastasiya is listed in the 2022 Class of Influential Researchers. Congratulations on this achievement!

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