Laboratoire Catalyse & Spectrochimie

Research Group: Laboratoire de Catalyse & Spectroscopie (LCS) CNRS - LCS
Host institution: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Location: Caen, France
Involved Persons: Federico Azzolina-Jury (ESR 5 and 6)

General description: The “Laboratoire Catalyse et Spectrochimie” (LCS) focuses in the design of solid catalysts for applications in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development. The LCS laboratory has built its reputation on the infrared operando spectroscopy of the catalyst, that is to say, on the observation of the catalyst in the chemical reactor, in real time, during the reaction. With a strong expertise in infrared spectroscopy, complemented by a catalytic testing platform, the LCS laboratory occupies a unique place in the field of energy production (refining) and the valorization of bio-resources for energy and chemistry as well as in automotive pollution control. In the last years, the LCS laboratory is conducting an original and remarkable activity in the emerging community of plasma-assisted catalysis under the supervision of Federico Azzolina-Jury.

Persons involved in PIONEER:

  • Federico Azzolina-Jury is an Associate Professor in the National Graduate School of Engineering & Research Center (ENSICAEN), which is one of the French “grandes écoles”, whose main purpose is to form chemical, electronical, and Computer science engineers. He works in the LCS laboratory which is also located on the city of Caen (France) in Normandy. He has been working in catalyst design for plasma-assisted reactions. He is using operando infrared spectroscopy for understanding the catalytic plasma-assisted mechanism through the continuous observation of reaction intermediates formed on the catalyst surface. Significant efforts have been devoted to plasma-catalysis for CO2 valorization

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