dr. Matteo Monai
Room 4.44 (Vening Meineszgebouw-B) M.Monai@uu.nl
My research focuses on strategies to tune the properties of nickel, a cost-effective alternative to the generally more active noble metals, to develop more efficient catalysts for hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions. I am currently investigating promoter and support effects in CO2 hydrogenation. Operando spectroscopic techniques are used to gain novel insights in structure/activity relations for supported nickel catalysts.
Alkali Promotion in the Formation of CH4 from CO2 and Renewably Produced H2 over Supported Ni Catalysts Journal Article
ChemCatChem, 12 (10), pp. 2792-2800, 2020.
In Situ Shell-Isolated Nanoparticle-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Nickel-Catalyzed Hydrogenation Reactions Journal Article
ChemPhysChem, 21 (7), pp. 625-632, 2020.
Structure Sensitivity in Steam and Dry Methane Reforming over Nickel: Activity and Carbon Formation Journal Article
ACS Catalysis, 10 (2), pp. 1428-1438, 2020.
Understanding carbon dioxide activation and carbon–carbon coupling over nickel Journal Article
Nature Communications, 10 (1), 2019.
The renaissance of the Sabatier reaction and its applications on Earth and in space Journal Article
Nature Catalysis, 2 (3), pp. 188-197, 2019.