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Our research team

Researchers & postdocs & PhD students & students

Research scientists 

David Kubička

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David Kubicka

Education: 

  • University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Department of Petroleum Technology and Petrochemistry (MSc.)
  • Abo Akademi University, Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry (Ph.D.)
  • University of New York in Prague (MBA)
  • University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Department of Petroleum Technology and Petrochemistry (Assoc. Prof)

Working experience: 

  • UCTP (2016 - …)
  • VUAnCH/UniCRE (2006 – 2015)
  • Abo Akademi (2001-2005)
  • Chemopetrol/VUAnCH (1999-2001)

Specialization: 

  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • biomass valorization
  • green chemistry
  • refining and petrochemical processes

Hobbies:

  • (dog) agility and obedience, natural garden planting

Oleg Kikhtyanin

Research Gate; ORCID

Oleg

Education: 

  • Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia (PhD)
  • Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia (MSc)

Working experience: 

  • 2017 - till now Technopark Kralupy VŠCHT Praha – Research scientist
  • 2016-2016 Unipetrol Centre for Research and Education (former Research Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (VUANCH)) – Head of the laboratory RENTECH (Organic Synthesis)
  • 2013-2015 Research Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (VUANCH) – Senior Researcher
  • 2000-2013 Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk, Russia) – Researcher
  • 1992-1999 Scientific-Engineering Centre “Zeosit”, Novosibirsk, Russia – Head of the Group of Organic Synthesis
  • 1984-1991 Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk, Russia) – Junior Researcher

Specialization: 

  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Acid-base catalysis
  • Synthesis and characterization of microporous and mesoporous materials
  • Chemical utilization of renewables – valorization of biomass
  • Biomass-to-chemicals, advanced biofuels.

Hobbies:

  • books, music, sport

 Postdoc

Arumugam Mahashanon

ORCID

Maha

 Education:

  • Universiti Putra Malaysia - Catalysis (PhD)

 Working experience: 

  • School of Energy and Chemical Engineering (Lecturer)
  • Xiamen University Malaysia (Lecturer)

 Specialization: 

  • heterogeneous catalysis,
  • material science,
  • renewable energy

 Hobbies: 

  • community service and animal rescue

Jaroslav Aubrecht

LinkedInResearch Gate; ORCIDJaroslav

 Education:

  • University of Chemistry and Technology Prague – Development of Cu catalysts for ester hydrogenolysis (Ph.D.)
  • University of Chemistry and Technology Prague – Drug synthesis and production (MSc.)

 Working experience: 

  • EnProCo Berlin GmbH (totally months in 2015 and 2016) – process design
  • ITQ Valencia (3 months 2019, prof. Agustín Martínez) - advanced characterization of heterogeneous catalysts  

 Specialization: 

  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • catalyst characterization 
  • Cu-based catalysts for ester hydrogenolysis

 Hobbies: 

  • sports, education, travelling and relax 

Bogdan Shumeiko

LinkedIn; Research Gate; ORCIDBogdan

Education: 

  • University of Chemistry and Technology Prague – Biomass processing and valorization (Ph.D.)
  • UCT Prague Department of Petroleum Technology and alternative fuels (MSc)

Working experience: 

  • 2016-till date: Scientific researcher at  UCT Prague - catalytic transformation of lignin-derived oxygenates to useful chemicals.
  • 2016- traineeship in the Leuphana university Luneburg, Germany (prof. Wolf-Ulrich Palm) - Photochemistry of 9-acridinecarboxaldehyde in aqueous media

Specialization: 

  • Catalytic upgrading of lignin-derived oxygenated and pyrolysis oils to useful chemicals and fuels

Hobbies:

  • sport, outdoor activities, music festivals

Andrey Smirnov

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Maha

 Education:

  • Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia (MSc)
  • Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia (PhD)

 Working experience: 

  • 2021 - till now - University of Chemistry and Technology Prague – Research scientist
  • 2010-2020 - Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia – Research
  • 2017-2019 - Novosibirsk state university, Novosibirsk, Russia – Research scientist

 Specialization: 

  • heterogeneous catalysis based on transition metals
  • hydrotreatment of pyrolysis liquids
  • production of biofuels and bio-additives

 Hobbies: 

  • music, travelling, art

 PhD students 

Babar Amin

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Education:

  • 2016-2018 Master of Philosophy in Chemistry, Hazara University Mansehra, (Pakistan)
  • 2012-2016 Bachelor of Studies in Chemistry, Hazara University, Mansehra (Pakistan)

 Working experience: 

  • 2016-2017, Hazara University Mansehra-Internship
  • 2017-2018, NS & TD, National center for Physics, Islamabad-Research Assistant

 Specialization: 

    • organic chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis
    • catalyst characterization
    • Dewaxing of refinery waste residues into lighter hydrolytic fuels
    • Green synthesis of graphene oxide and Ag NPs

     Hobbies: 

    • sports, travelling and art

    Snehasis Dutta

     

    Education:

    • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India (M.Tech in Chemical Engineering)

      Working experience: 

    • Research Scientist in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Mumbai, India

      Specialization: 

    • Organic synthesis and purification
    • Heterogeneous catalysis
    • Design of experiments
    • Process scale-up

     Hobbies: 

    • Music, community services, long drives, exploring new places

     

    Valeriia Korolova

    Research Gate; ORCID

    Valeriia

    Education: 

    • National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”, Department of Oil, Gas and Gas-condensate Production (MTech.)
    • Karazin National University, Department of Inorganic Chemistry (MSc.)

    Working experience: 

    • 2019-till now - UCT Prague - Scientific researcher
    • 2018-2019 - State Plant for Chemical Reagents STC of «Institute for Single Crystals» of the NAS (Ukraine) - Chemist
    • 2017-2018 National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Insitute” (Ukraine) - Engineer
    • 2017 - Pharmaceutical company «Health» (Ukraine) - Chemist (internship)

    Specialization: 

    • heterogeneous catalysis

    Hobbies:

    • bicycling, travelling, cooking

    Current students/trainees 

    We are looking for you.


    Other members of our team

    We also closely collaborate with many other colleagues from our department, particularly during the execution of catalytic experiments, modification of catalytic units and analyses of raw materials and products.


    Alumni 

    Violetta Pospelova (UCT Prague, PhD defended 2022 )

    Marek Mrva (UCT Prague, diploma thesis 2022)
    Zurab Petrov (UCT Prague, diploma thesis 2021)
    Petr Pozděna (UCT Prague, diploma thesis 2018) 
    Ravil Itikeev (UCT Prague, diploma thesis 2018)

    Laura Karacic (University of Strathclyde, trainee)
    Chiew Mey Onn (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia, trainee) 
    Khaiyuum Khairuddin (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia, trainee) 
    Nur Amira Binti Azmi (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia, trainee) 
    Pablo Beuzón Aragón (University of Cadiz, Spain, trainee) 
    Jon Ander Garcia (University of the Basque Country - UPV/EHU, trainee) 
    Clara Mombellet (Université Paris-Est Créteil, trainee) 
    Carlos Massimi (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, trainee)
    Hadi Diab (Politecnico dTorino, trainee) 
    Salvador Torrijos María Teresa (Universitat Politècnica de València, trainee)
    Aksu Talibe Seymanur (trainee)
    Matthew Hellingoe (Strathclyde University, trainee)
    David Maidwell (University of Lincoln, trainee)
    Georgia Rowe (University of Lincoln, trainee)
    James Yarnall (University of Lincoln, trainee)
    Adam Spencer (University of Lincoln, trainee)
    Almudena Parejas (University of Cordoba, trainee)
    Alessio Zuliani (University of Cordoba, trainee)

    Updated: 16.6.2022 09:46, Author: Jaroslav Aubrecht