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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

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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

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 

     

    Jaroslav Aubrecht

    LinkedInResearch Gate; ORCIDJaroslav

     Education:

    • 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 

    Violetta Pospelova 

    LinkedIn ; Research Gate; ORCIDViola

    Education: 

    • University of Chemistry and Technology Prague - Master's degree (Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels) 

     Working experience: 

    • 2017-till now: Scientific researcher at UCT Prague: oxygenates hydrogenation, catalyst characterization
    • 2020: PhD trainee at SU Sweden (1month prof. Joseph Samec) biomass valorization, heterogeneous catalysis, lignin chemistry

    Specialization: 

    •  heterogeneous catalysis
    • catalyst characterization

    Hobbies: 

    • sport, art, travelling 

    Bogdan Shumeiko

    LinkedIn; Research Gate; ORCIDBogdan

    Education: 

    • 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

    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 

    Marek Mrva - MSc. student
    Laura Karacic - trainee from University of Strathclyde


    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.


    Former students/trainees 

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

    Updated: 18.1.2022 19:03, Author: Jaroslav Aubrecht