Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits - Solid Molecular Catalysts

Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits
Leiterin der Gruppe Solid Molecular Catalysts


Diploma of Chemical Engineering Technical University Dortmund/ Germany (1998-2003)
PhD Student Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr/ Germany (2003-2006)
PostDoc Utrecht University/ The Netherlands (2007)
Group Leader Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/ Germany (2008-2010)
Associate Professor Nanostructured Catalysts, ITMC, RWTH Aachen University/ Germany (2010-2013)
Full Professor Heterogeneous Catalysis & Chemical Technology, ITMC, RWTH Aachen University/ Germany (since 2013)
Acting Director Institute of Chemical Technology & Makromoleculare Chemistry (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University/ Germany (since 2015)
Max Planck FellowMPI CEC (since 2019)

Fellowships & Awards

  • 2019  Max Planck Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute of chemical Energy Conversion     
  • 2019  EFCATS Young Researcher Award
  • 2019  Exxon Mobil Science & Engineering Award
  • 2017  DECHEMA Award for outstanding scientific contributions, Dechema/Germany
  • 2015  FAMOS for family (award for family-friendliness of RWTH Aachen University
  • 2013  Max-Buchner Research Fellowship
  • 2011  Selected for the Capital-Project Young Elite “Four time forty below forty”
  • 2011  Award „100 Women of tomorrow“ of the initiative „Germany – Country of Ideas“
  • 2010  Innovation Award of North-Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Science/ Germany
  • 2010  Robert Bosch Junior Professorship of Robert Bosch Foundation/ Germany
  • 2010  Jochen-Block Award of the German Catalysis Society/ Germany
  • 2009  Award for “Comprehensible Science” of GKSS, Helmholtz Society/ Germany
  • 2008  „Fast-Track Fellowship” of Robert Bosch Foundation/ Germany
  • 2006  Hendrik Casimir – Karl Ziegler Research Award of Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science and North Rhine-Westphalia Academy of Science and Arts


PDF: Full publicationslist

Link: ORCID: 0000-0002-4970-2957

Top 10 Publications

1. Meyers, J,; Mensah, J. B.; Holzhäuser, F. J.; Omari, A.; Blesken, C. C.; Tiso, T.; Palkovits, S.; Blank, L. M.; Pischinger, S.; Palkovits, R.: Electrochemical conversion of a bio-derivable hydroxy-acid to a drop-in oxygenate diesel fuel. Energy Environ. Sci. 12, pp. 2406-2411, 2019
2. Palkovits, R.; Palkovits, S.: Using artificial intelligence to forecast water oxidation catalysts. ACS Catal. doi: 10.1021/acscatal.9b01985, 2019
3. Zeng, F.; Xi, X.; Cao, H.; Pei, Y.; Heeres, H. J.; Palkovits, R.: Synthesis of mixed alcohols with enhanced C3+ alcohol production by CO hydrogenation over potassium promoted molybdenum sulfide. Appl. Catal. B. 246, pp. 232-241, 2019
4. Beine, A. K.; Krüger, A. J. D.; Weidenthaler, C.; Artz, J.; Hausoul, P. J. C.; Palkovits, R.: Selective production of glycols from Xylitol over Ru/CTF-catalysts - Suppressing the formation of lactic acid. Green Chem. 20, pp. 1316-1322, 2018
5. Jabłońska, M.; Beale, A. M.; Nocuń, M.; Palkovits, R.: Ag-Cu based catalysts for the selective ammonia oxidation into nitrogen and water vapour. Appl. Catal. B. 232, pp. 275-287, 2018
6. Tuci, G.; Pilaski, M.; Ba, H.; Rossin, A.; Luconi, L.; Caporali, S.; Pham-Huu, C.; Palkovits, R.; Giambastiani, R.: Unraveling Surface Basicity and Bulk Morphology Links on Covalent Triazine Frameworks with Unique Gas Adsorption and Catalytic Properties. Adv. Funct. Mater. 27 (7), pp. 1605672-, 2017
7. Broicher, C.; Foit, S.; Rose, M.; Hausoul, P. J. C.; Palkovits, R.: A Bipyridine-based Conjugated Microporous Polymer for the Ir-Catalyzed Dehydrogenation of Formic Acid. ACS Catal. 7 (12), pp. 8413–8419, 2017
8. Delidovich, I.; Hausoul, P. J. C.; Deng, L.; Pfützenreuter, R.; Rose, M.; Palkovits, R.: Alternative Monomers from lignocellulose and their application for polymer production. Chem. Rev. 116 (3), pp. 1540-1599, 2016
9. Sandbrink, L.; Klindtworth, E.; Beale, A. M.; Palkovits, R.: ReOx@TiO2 – a recyclable solid catalyst for deoxydehydration. ACS Catal. 6 (2), pp. 677-680, 2016
10. Hausoul P. J. C.; Broicher, C.; Vegliante, R.; Göb, C.; Palkovits, R.: Solid Molecular Phosphine Catalysts for Formic acid Decomposition in the Biorefinery. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55 (18), pp. 5597 – 5601, 2016

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