Address

Faculty of Chemistry,
Jagiellonian University,
Gronostajowa 2, 30-387 Kraków,
Poland
room C2-06

Contact Information

Call: +48 12 686 2462

Email: lojewska@chemia.uj.edu.pl

prof. Joanna Łojewska

Team Leader
Profesor

Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry Jagiellonian University,
Gronostajowa 2, 30-387 Kraków,
Poland
room C2-06

Biography

One of the specializations of the research team that I supervise is structured catalytic reactors used for removal of exhaust gases from various sources including volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). The focus is also pointed on the catalytic exhaust gases from biogas turbines. The approach to the problem is interdisciplinary and popularizes the new emerging discipline of molecular catalyst engineering. The structured reactors are an outstanding invention which allow free scale up of the chemical processes. Their application in various processes is entirely dependent on the development of new, highly-active catalysts with an increased conversion adjusted to high transport properties. The way to follow is the optimization of the structure and the composition of the nanocomposite materials by working through various correlations amongst: mass transport, catalyst structure and composition and catalyst activity.

In situ and operando spectroscopic methods, which are currently being developed in our lab, seem to be the only way to understand the molecular level processes which take part on a single grain of catalyst and to establish fundamental structure-performance relationships.

Own projects sites

NCN, OPUS 12

If not a ceramic monolith then what? Development of a catalytic reactor filled with solid foams for post-combustion of methane, 2016/23/B/ST8/02024

NCN, OPUS 5

From active center to reactor: design of the activity of metal oxide catalysts for structural carriers with high mass and heat transport parameters, 2013/09/B/ST8/00171

FNP, Bridge Program

High performance nano composite catalyst for structured reactors. Utilization of exhaust gases from biogas turbines., POMOST/2011-3/7

Education

  1. 2018

    Professor's degree

    Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Cracow
  2. 2005

    Habilitation

    Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Cracow
  3. 1995

    PhD in Chemistry

    Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Cracow
  4. 1990

    Master's degree in Chemistry – diploma with distinction

    Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Cracow

Research Fellowship

  1. 2011-12
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania‎, USA
    Lehigh University

Selected Awards & Prizes

  • 2006
    1st Team Award of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the scientific work cycle
    The University of Queensland (Nominated & Finalist)