Concepción Heydorn, Patricia

Patricia Concepción ITQ

Concepción Heydorn, Patricia

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Dr. P. Concepcion received her PhD degree in chemistry in 1996 from Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV). From 1997-1998 she worked with Prof. Schlögl as postdoctoral in the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Geselschaft, Berlín (Germany), and from 1998-1999 in the Institut für Physikalische Chemie, LMU, München (Germany) with Prof. H. Knözinger. In 1999 she returned to Valencia (Spain) and worked at the Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica with a contract of the UPV and in 2002 she promoted to scientist at the CSIC (Spain). In 2002 she stayed for 6 months in Universidad la Sapienza (Italia) working in the group of Prof. Moretti. Her actual research is focused in the synthesis, and characterization of heterogeneous catalysis, specifically metal oxide, supported metal nanoparticles, and zeolites, with applications in several reactions, like selective hydrogenation and oxidation, C-C, C-N coupling, Fischer Tropsch and olefin oligomerization, partial oxidation and ammoxidation of alkanes, methanol steam reforming and CO2 hydrogenation to fuels and chemicals.

In all these cases, the goal of her study is a detail investigation of catalyst active sites and reaction mechanism in order to determine structural- activity correlations, which is key point for an improved catalyst design. She has collaboration with the Spanish Synchrotron Facility ALBA and has participated in several standard proposal for analysis in European Synchrotron Facilities, such as BESSY, ESRF, LNL, SOLEIL and BNL. She is author or co-author of more than 148 publications published in high impact scientific journals, co-inventor of several patents, and author of a book chapter. She has participated in several projects from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Government of the Generalitat Valenciana and the European Union (Horizon 2020) and several contracts with the Industry. She is in charge of the “in situ”/”operando” spectroscopy in the ITQ, specifically Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman, Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-VIS) and X-Ray photon spectroscopy (XPS). Since 2006 she is involved in the Master Universitario en Quimica Sostenible (course: “Caracterización de Sólidos Inorgánicos”) and in the course of “Tecnicas de Laboratorio”, (“Introduccion al análisis de datos de XPS”).