Catalysis Research is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of catalysts and catalyzed reactions. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Photocatalysis
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Environmental catalysis
  • Biocatalysis, enzymes, enzyme catalysis
  • Catalysis for biomass conversion
  • Organocatalysis, catalysis in organic and polymer chemistry
  • Nanostructured Catalysts
  • Catalytic materials
  • Computational catalysis
  • Kinetics of catalytic reactions

It publishes a variety of article types: original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Indexing: COPE.

Free Publication in 2021
Current Issue: 2021

Special Issue

Recent Advances on Metal Oxide (Nano)Catalysts

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Michalis Konsolakis, PhD

Associate Professor, Industrial, Energy and Environmental Systems Lab (IEESL), School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, GR-73100 Chania, Greece

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Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; surface science; materials science; rational design of metal oxides; nanocatalysis; promotion in catalysis; metal-support interactions; CO2 hydrogenation; direct carbon fuel cells; H2 production & Utilization; air pollution control


George Marnellos, PhD

Professor, Energy & Pollution Control Systems Engineering Laboratory (EPSEL), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Bakola & Sialvera, GR-50100, Kozani, Greece

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Research Interests: Chemical reaction engineering; heterogeneous catalysis; solid state electrochemistry; hydrocarbons processing; hydrogen and fuel cell technologies; CO2 activation; environmental catalysis; biomass to energy conversion technologies

About This Topic

The present special issue is mainly focused on the recent theoretical and experimental advances in relation to the synthesis, characterization and fine-tuning of metal oxide-based catalysts. In particular, the rational design and development of highly active and cost efficient (nano)composites based on earth-abundant metal oxides, perovskites, spinels, hexaluminates, metal organic frameworks (MOFs), among others, for real-life energy (e.g., CO2 hydrogenation, WGSR, PROX, fuel cells) and environmental (e.g. NOx, N2O, VOCs emissions control, photocatalytic degradation) applications are perfectly matched to this themed issue. Advanced synthetic/characterization studies in conjunction to advanced promotional/modification routes (e.g. alkali promotion, size/shape engineering, surface/interface functionalization, metal-support interactions, etc.) are very welcome. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives etc. are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published totally free of charge.

Metal oxide (nano)catalysts
energy & environmental catalysis
nanosynthesis & characterization
fine-tuning; promotion
metal-support interactions