Adrian Ramirez Galilea

Research Group Staff

Research Engineer ​​​


Research Interests

​My main research interests focus on direct conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into lower olefins (C2=–C4=) and other valuable chemicals

Selected Publications

  • ​A Nanoarchitecture Based on Silver and Copper Oxide with an Exceptional Response in the Chlorine-Promoted Epoxidation of Ethylene, A. Ramirez, J.L. Hueso, S. Irusta, A. Ibarra, R. Mallada, J. Santamaria, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 55 (2016) 1116.
  • Ethylene epoxidation in microwave heated structured reactors, A. Ramirez, J.L. Hueso, R. Mallada, J. Santamaria, Catalysis Today 273 (2016) 99–105.
  • In-situ preparation of a highly accessible Pt/CNF catalytic layer on metallic microchannel reactors. Application to the SELOX reaction, A. Ramirez, V. Sebastian, R. Mallada, J. Santamaria, A. Monzon, Applied Catalysis A: General 505 (2015) 193–199.


  • ​Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain,2017
  • M.Sc, Chemical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain,2013
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain,2012

Professional Profile

  • 2019​ - present: Research Engineer, KAUST Catalysis Center, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2017: N3 Researcher. Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon, Spain

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​​​​​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Heterogeneous Catalysis Structured Reactors CO2 Conversion Expoxidation Reactions Oxidative Dehydrogenation Reactions