Damien P. Debecker
Damien P. Debecker is Associate Professor at the UCLouvain (Belgium), teaching physical chemistry, process engineering, principles of biorefining, and industrial waste treatment. His research group aims at developing new heterogeneous catalysts and biocatalysts, paving the way to the design of more sustainable chemical processes. At the interface between green chemistry, materials chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering, his expertise lies in the preparation of innovative solid (bio)catalysts and in their evaluation in relevant reaction conditions. Catalyst preparation methods include the aerosol-assisted sol-gel, emulsion-templating, non-hydrolytic sol-gel, colloidal methods, enzyme immobilization. Targeted applications cover biomass upgrading, volatile organic compounds total oxidation, biocatalyzed organic synthesis, CO2 methanation, olefin metathesis, etc.
Biotechnology Catalysis Catalysts Colloids Environmental Contamination & Remediation Gels Green Chemistry Materials Science (other) Nano & Microstructured Materials Nanomaterials & Nanochemistry Organic Chemistry (other) Physical Chemistry (other) Porous Materials Solid-State Chemistry Surfaces & Interfaces