Louise Olsson

Professor in Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden

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Louise Olsson is a Professor in Chemical Engineering and head of the Chemical Engineering division at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. She received her PhD from Chalmers focusing on kinetic modelling of lean NOx traps in 2002. She became Associate Professor in 2007 and Professor in 2014. She has been on research sabbaticals at General Motors in Detroit in 2003 and Cummins Inc. in Columbus, USA in 2014.
She has the last 25 years focused her research on heterogeneous catalysis, applied on emission cleaning from vehicles, alternative fuel production, producing chemicals from renewable feed stock and CCU. She works interdisciplinary with catalyst synthesis, different catalyst characterization methods, and reactor experiments. Based on the fundamental understanding received from the different experimental studies she develops theories and mechanisms that are used in kinetic models. The models developed can be used for retrieving the rate determining step/steps and to understand the reaction pathways. A signature of her work is to combine very fundamental studies, with more applied studies in collaboration with industry. She has received awards and prestigious grants such as for example: "Distinguished young researcher” from the Swedish Research Council, Frisinger scholarship from the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF), Berzelius prize at the Nordic Symposium on Catalysis in Denmark, and Individual Grants for Future Research Leaders" from Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF). Due to her large work in the area for catalytic emission control, she was invited to write a comment article in Nature Catalysis relating to future trends in the area and how they connect to the UN sustainability goals (Wang and Olsson, Nature Catalysis, 2(7) (2019) 566.

Selected publications:
  • The impact of automotive catalysis on the United Nations sustainable development goals, A. Wang, L. Olsson, Nature Catalysis, 2(7) (2019) 566.
  • Insight into the effect of phosphorus poisoning of Cu/zeolites with different framework towards NH3-SCR, A. Wang, M. Azzoni, J. Han, Ku. Xie, L. Olsson, Chem. Eng. Journal 454(1) (2023) 140040.
  • Methanol mediated direct CO2 hydrogenation to hydrocarbons: Experimental and kinetic modeling study, S. Ghosh, L. Olsson, D. Creaser, Chem. Eng. Journal, 435(3) (2022) 135090.
  • Kinetic modeling of CO assisted passive NOx adsorption on Pd/SSZ-13, D. Yao, R. Ilmasani, J. Wurzenberger, T. Glatz, J. Han, A. Wang, D. Creaser, L. Olsson, Chem. Eng. Journal 428 (2022) 132459.
  • Reductive liquefaction of lignin to monocyclic hydrocarbons: ReS2/Al2O3 as efficient char inhibitor and hydrodeoxygenation catalyst, Pouya Sirous-Rezaei, Derek Creaser, and Louise Olsson, Appl. Catal. B: Environmental 297 (2021) 120449.
  • N2O formation during NH3-SCR over different zeolite frameworks: Effect of framework structure, copper species, and water, J. Han, A. Wang, G. Isapour, H. Härelind, M. Skoglundh, D. Creaser, L. Olsson, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 60(49) (2021) 17826.
  • Deactivation mechanism of Cu active sites in Cu/SSZ-13-Phosphorus poisoning and the effect of hydrothermal aging, A. Wang, K. Xie, D. Bernin, A. Kumar, K. Kamasamudram, L. Olsson, Appl. Catal. B., 269 (2020) 118781.
  • Regeneration of Cu/SAPO-34(MO) with H2O only: too good to be true?, Jungwon Woo, D. Bernin, H. Ahari, M. Shost, M. Zammit and L. Olsson, Catal. Sci. & Technology 10(5) (2020) 1529.
  • Investigation of the robust hydrothermal stability of Cu/LTA for NH3-SCR reaction, A. Wang, P. Arora, D. Bernin, A. Kumar, K. Kamasamudram, L. Olsson, Appl. Catal. B., 246 (2019) 242.