Title: Functionalization of porous materials for application in environmental catalysis for protection of environment

Stanislaw Dzwigaj

Sorbonne Universités, France


Professor Stanislaw Dzwigaj was trained in chemistry in Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Krakow (Poland) where he obtained his PhD in Science in 1982 in the group of Prof. Jerzy Haber. After a postdoctoral stay at the Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface Université P. et M. Curie (Paris, France) in the group of Dr Denis Barthomeuf (1987-1988) he obtained in 1990 a position of contract researcher in the same Laboratory devoted to surface reactivity in relation to catalysis phenomena. Then, in 2008 he obtained permanent position in CNRS as a researcher. On February 19, 2014 for outstanding scientific achievements he received the title of professor.  


During my plenary lecture a functionalization of porous materials with transition metals such as Co, Fe, Ni and Cu will be discussed and obtained materials will be characterized with different physical techniques at the molecular and macroscopic levels.

The porous materials with transition metals incorporated in their structure are applied in the different catalytic processes important for protection of environment such as selective catalytic reduction of NOx to N2 and hydrodechlorination of chlorinated volatile organic compounds into non-toxic, environmentally friendly products.

Audience take away:

  • The audience will be able to understand as control of preparation of catalyst systems.
  • They will see that catalytic activity depend on dispersion of metal in the framework of zeolite.
  • The researchers will be able, after my talk, do their own catalyst preparation using similar method.