Evgeny Rebrov

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
and School of Engineering, the University of Warwick, UK

Tentative title 
Magnetic Catalysts and Catalytic Magnets: Never the twain?

Evgeny Rebrov got his PhD from Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk) in 1999. In 2010 he was appointed full professor of Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, then at University of Warwick (2014) and TU Eindhoven (2019). His research at the Laboratory for Energy Intensified Chemical Reaction Engineering is related to the development of structured catalytic reactors with a focus on the application of inductive heating to improve selectivity via forced periodic modulation of a single or multiple parameters (temperature, flow rate, concentrations). Particularly interesting application areas are in the hydrogenation of acetylene alcohols, nitroaromatics and functionalized imines as well as different electrochemical reactions.
Prof Rebrov is a member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Chemical Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering journals and served as guest editor for Catalysis Today. He published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and holds 7 patents and presented 60+ invited talks. He is a recipient of four of the highest EU awards: ERC Starting grant (2011), ERC Proof of Concept (2015) and ERC Synergy (2019), as well as an SME Stage2 Instrument grant (2019) from the European Innovation Council.

Selected publications:
  • T.K. Houlding, K. Tchabanenko, M.T. Rahman, E.V. Rebrov, Direct amide formation using radiofrequency heating, Organic & biomolecular chemistry 11 (2013) 4171-4177.
  • N. Cherkasov, A.O. Ibhadon, E.V. Rebrov, Novel synthesis of thick wall coatings of titania supported Bi poisoned Pd catalysts and application in selective hydrogenation of acetylene alcohols in capillary microreactors, Lab on a Chip 15 (2015) 1952-1960.
  • T.K. Houlding, P. Gao, V. Degirmenci, K. Tchabanenko, E.V. Rebrov, Mechanochemical synthesis of TiO2/NiFe2O4 magnetic catalysts for operation under RF field, Materials Science and Engineering: B 193 (2015) 175-180.
  • Y. Liu, N. Cherkasov, P. Gao, J. Fernández, M.R. Lees, E.V. Rebrov, The enhancement of direct amide synthesis reaction rate over TiO2@SiO2@NiFe2O4 magnetic catalysts in the continuous flow under radiofrequency heating, J Catal. 355 (2017) 120-130.
  • J. García-Aguilar, J Fernández-García, E.V. Rebrov, et al., Magnetic zeolites: novel nanoreactors through radiofrequency heating, Chemical Communications 53 (2017) 4262-4265.
  • H. Zheng, H. Chen, Y. Wang, P. Gao, X. Liu, E.V. Rebrov, Fabrication of Magnetic Superstructure NiFe2O4@MOF-74 and Its Derivative for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution with AC Magnetic Field, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12 (2020) 45987-45996.