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.

Latest News

16 November, 2022

Prof. Gascon in the 2022 Highly Cited Researchers List by Web of Science

We are proud to announce that Professor Jorge Gascon is listed as the world’s most-cited researchers for the fifth consecutive year.

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07 November, 2022

Congratulations, Dr. Mustafa Caglayan, new ACM graduate!

Dr. Mustafa Caglayan successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on November 7. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

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19 October, 2022

Prof. Jorge Gascon has received Honorary Doctorate from the University of Alicante.

The University of Alicante has conferred an honorary doctorate to Jorge Gascon in a ceremony held on October 19, 2022.

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