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, 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.


Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 3 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 8 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 11 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021

Reviewer Board (55)

Vishnu A. Adole , PhD

Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir's Loknete Vyanakatrao Hiray Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nashik

Research Interests: DFT; Computational chemistry; Heterocyclic chemistry; Catalysis

Dr. R. Anandhan

Assistant Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai -600025

Research Interests: Visible light mediated organic transformations (photocatalysis); Electroorganic synthesis (electrocatalysis); Asymmetric catalysis and supramolecular chemistry

Prabhu Azhagapillai , PhD, Researcher

Low-carbon solutions & International Growth; Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Porous materials; CO2 capture; Hydrogen & methane storage; Renewable energy; Hybrid materials; Gas processing

Herme G. Baldovi , PhD, Research Assistant

Department of Chemistry, Universitat Politècnicade València

Research Interests: Photochemistry; Photocatalysis; Nanomaterials; Water splitting; CO2 reduction; Environmental chemistry

Sandro Luiz Barbosa dos Santos , Full Professor Organic Chemistry

Pharmacy Department, Federal University of the Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys, Rodovia MGT 367, Km 583, CEP 39100-000 Diamantina, MG, Brazil

Research Interests: Catalysts; Organic synthesis; Biotechnology; Catalytic reaction; Biofuel; Organic reaction

Ilaria Benucci , PhD

Tuscia University, Department of Agriculture and Forestry Science (DAFNE), Viterbo (Italy)

Research Interests: Covalently immobilized enzymes; Novel cross-linkers alternative to glutaraldehyde; Encapsulated yeasts; Food-grade carriers; Biotechnological approaches for beverages (fruit juice, beer, still wine, and sparkling wine); Enzymes for the recovery of natural pigments

Dr. Keyur D. Bhatt , PhD, MRSC, Associate Professor & Head Department of Chemistry

Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Ganpat University, Gujarat, India

Research Interests:

  • • Synthesis and characterization of organic molecules;
  • • Applications in the field of metal complexes, sensor and nanomaterials;
  • • Synthesis of fluorescent sensor and nano-sensor;
  • • Synthesis and applications of natural product derived nanoparticles.
Asha V. Chate , PhD, Scientific Officer

Department of Chemistry, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Auranagabad

Research Interests: Organic synthesis; Biocatalyst; Green chemistry; Multicomponent reaction; Medicinal chemistry

Andrew C. Chien , PhD, Associate Professor

Dept. Chemical Engineering, Feng Chia University

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Fuel cell; Energy conversion

Marcio Jose da Silva , PhD, Assistant Professor

Federal University of Viçosa

Research Interests: Homogenous catalysis; Heterogeneous catalysis; Heteropolyacid catalysts; Biomass; Biofuels

Soumen Dey , PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India

Research Interests: Analytical chemistry; Environmental chemistry; Synthetic supramolecular chemistry; Nanomaterials synthesis for water and wastewater treatment

Vasudevan Dhayalan , PhD, Ramanujan Faculty

National Institute of Technology Puducherry, Department of Chemistry, Karaikal, India 

Research Interests: Asymmetric catalysis; Metal catalysis; Organocatalysis; Photoredox catalysis; Lewis acid catalysis; Organometallic chemistry and Synthetic organic chemistry 

Rodrigo Díaz-Espinoza , PhD, Associate Professor

Departamento de Biología, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Research Interests: Biophysics; Biochemistry; Protein aggregation; Molecular evolution; Prebiotic chemistry

Daniel Dobslaw , apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.

Department of Biological Waste Air Purification, Institute of Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management, University of Stuttgart, Bandta ̈le 2, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany

Research interest: Waste air treatment; VOC; Non-thermal plasma; Thermal plasma; Biodegradation; Antibiotic resistances; Odor abatement; Desinfection

Chandra Sekhar Gahan , Professor

Department of Biotechnology, School of Interdisciplinary Education and Research, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Koni, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh - 495009, India

Research Interests: Recycling of Spent petroleum spent catalyst; Recycling of Electronic waste; Biosorption of heavy metals; Zinc sulphide metallurgy; Copper and steel slag recycling; Biooxidation kinetics of Iron and Sulphur oxidizing microorganisms; Bioleaching of metal values from secondary mineral resources; Bioleachng of Spent petroleum spent catalyst

Yuvaraj Gangarajula , Postdoctoral Fellow

CAS Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Applied Catalysis Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Dalian, China.

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Strong Metal Support Interaction (SMSI); Single Atom Catalysis (SAC); Methane reforming; CO oxidation; Organic transformations

Khashayar Ghandi , PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada

Research Interests: Catalytic intermediates; Nano-catalysis; Radiation chemistry; Chemical dynamics; Physical chemistry

Ramesh Saudagar Ghogare , PhD, Assistant Professor

B.N.N. College Bhiwandi Dist. Thane (MH), affiliated with University of Mumbai

Research Interests: Heterocyclic chemistry; Green synthesis; Natural products; catalysis; Medicinal chemistry

João Fernando Pereira Gomes , PhD, Professor Coordenador com Agregação

ISEL - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal and CERENA - Centro de Ambiente e Recursos Naturais, Lisboa, Portugal

Research Interests: Clean energy; Heterogeneous catalysis; Clean processes; Biofuels; Biodiesel; Electrolysis; Synthesis gas

Dr. Susheel Gulati , Research Associate

Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

Research Interests: Organic synthesis; Synthetic organic chemistry; Green chemistry; Preparation of green catalysts

Giuseppina Iervolino , PhD, Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering, University Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, Fisciano, I-84084 Salerno, Italy

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Photocatalysis; Non-thermal plasma; Water treatment; Advanced oxidation processes

Vikas D. Kadu , Assistant Professor

School of Chemical Sciences, Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Holkar Solapur University, Solapur, 413255 Maharashtra, India

Research Interests: Organic synthesis; Synthesis of bioactive; Heterocyclic compounds

Egwu E. Kalu , PhD, Professor

Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street A-172, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32310, USA

Research Interests: Electrochemical & nanomaterials engineering for sustainable energy and environmental systems; Electrical energy storage modeling - batteries, ultracapacitors and fuel cells; Oxygen electrocatalysis (fuel cells), catalysis for hydrogen generation from liquid fuels and biofuels; Bioelectrochemistry - nanoparticles based biosensors, cancer thermotherapy; CFD analysis of fluid flow and heat dynamics within porous media

Dhurke Kashinath , PhD, Professor

Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Warangal-506 004, India

Research Interests: Organic chemistry

Dr. Navneet Kaur , Researcher

IUPUI, Indianapolis, USA

Research Interests: Photocatalysis; Lonic liquids and deep eutectic liquids; Materials science; Nanotechnology; Advanced oxidation processes; Waste water treatment

Jun Young Kim , PhD

1: Chief of Fuel Cell Materials R&D Group, Reearch & Development Division, KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.

2: KOLON One&Only Tower, 110 Magokdong-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, 07793, Republic of Korea

Research Interests: Fuel cell; Electrocatalysts; Polymer electrolyte membrane; Membrane-electrode assembly; The related materials Science and Engineering

Giane Gonçalves Lenzi , Adjuntor Professor

Federal Technological University of Parana

Research Interests: Catalyst; Characterization; Photocatalysis; Photolysis; Adsorption; Niobium; Mixed oxides

Man-Bo Li , PhD, Professor

Institute of Physical Science and Information Technology, Anhui University, Hefei 230601 (P. R. China)

Research Interests: Transition metal catalysis; Metal nanocluster

Junchen Liu , PhD

North Carolina State University

Research Interests: Dehydrogenation catalysis; Chemical looping; Process intensification

Trushant Lohar , PhD, Assistant Professor

Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Dr. Patangrao Kadam Mahavidyalaya, Sangli, Maharashtra, 416 416, India

Research Interests: Synthetic chemistry; Heterocyclic chemistry

Dr. Birendra Nath Mahato , Researcher

Department of Chemistry, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadi, India

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Photo catalysis; Adsorption studies; Nano material synthesis; Mesoporous material

Tiziana Marino , PhD, Full Professor

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technologies, University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci, I-87036 Rende, CS, Italy

Research Interests: Computational theoretical chemistry; Conformational macromolecules; Amino acids; Peptides; Nucleic acid; Enzymes; Metallo-enzymes; Photosensitizer molecules

Vera Lúcia Marques da Silva , PhD, Associate Professor

LAQV-REQUIMTE, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Research Interests: Organic synthesis; Heterocyclic compounds; Green chemistry; Bioorganic chemistry; Ohmic heating; Structural characterization; NMR spectroscopy; Transition metal catalyzed reactions

Minaxi Samatbhai Maru , Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry

Department of Chemical Science, P. D. Patel Institute of Applied Sciences, Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, Anand, Gujarat - 388421, India

Research Interests: Catalysis; Inorganic chemistry; Coordination chemistry; Organometallic compounds; Nanoparticles; Kinetics of catalytic reactions; Single crystal structure determination

Eng. Eugenio Meloni , PhD

Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno

Research Interests: Hydrogen production; Reforming processes; Microwaves; Electrification; Process intensification; Non-thermal plasma; Structured catalysts; Diesel particulate filters; CO2

Jingke Mo , PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Fudan University

Research Interests: Hydrogen production; Microfluidics; Electrochemical reaction; Bubble dynamics; PEM electrolysis

Muthukumar Muthuchamy , PhD, Professor

Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Earth Science Systems, Central University of Kerala, Tejaswini Hills, Periye, Kasaragod - 671 320, Kerala, India

Research Interests: Water and wastewater treatment; Electrochemical; Ozonation; Photocatalytic; Electrocatalytic processes

Dr. Francisco Xavier Nobre , Professor

Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Amazonas (IFAM)

Research Interests: Photocatalysis; Structural characterization, synthesis, applications, properties of materials

Cristiane Pilissao , PhD, Professor

Departamento de Química e Biologia, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

Research Interests: Lipases; Immobilization on different supports including nanomaterials; Obtaining asymmetric compounds

Dr. T. Augustine Arul Prasad , PhD

Dwarakadoss Goverdhandoss Vaishnav College, Affiliated to University of Madras

Research Interests: Nanocatalysts; Synthesis of nanomaterials; AI for nanomaterials; Green synthesis of nanomaterials

Zegang Qiu , PhD, Professor

Xi'an Shiyou University

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Biomass conversion; Carbon based energy conversion; Hydrogenation; MOF materials; Carbon based materials; Nano catalysis

Sakthivel Rajamohan , PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government College of Technology, Coimbatore-13

Research Interests: Alternative fuel; Biomass energy conversion technology; Fuel stability analysis; Combustion simulation; Emission reduction strategies

Lucília Graciosa de Sousa Ribeiro , Postdoctoral researcher

Affiliation 1: LSRE-LCM - Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering – Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

Affiliation 2: ALiCE - Associate Laboratory in Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

Research Interests: Biomass conversion; Waste valorization; Biofuels production; Sustainable processes; Heterogeneous catalysis; Carbon materials; Hydrogenation processes

Senthil Kumaran Selvaraj , PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Manufacturing Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering (SMEC), Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore-632014, Tamil Nadu, India

Research Interests: Advance solid-state welding process; Additive manufacturing; Brake materials formulation; Materials and metallurgy; Composite materials and Quality management; Unconventional machining process; Optimization; Material characterization and Mechanical behavior of material

Stefano A. Serapian , PhD, Senior Researhcer

Department of Chemistry, University of Pavia

Research Interests: Protein simulations; Molecular dynamics; Allostery; Enzymatic reactivity; QM/MM methods

Prasanna D. Shivaramu , PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Applied Sciences, Visvesvaraya Technological University

Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapur-562101, India

Research Interests: Nanomaterals; Catalysis; Organic transformations; Medicinal chemistry; Heterocyclic molecules; Photocatalysts

Vivek Sinha , PhD

Quantum Computing Division, QuTech, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft

Research Interests: (Electro)Catalysis; Computational chemistry; DFT; Multiscale modelling

Minoo Tasbihi , PhD, Assistant professor

Department of Chemistry, Technical University Berlin, Straße des 17, Juni 124, 10623 Berlin, Germany

Research Interests: Photocatalysis; Wastewater treatment; Air purification; Photocatalyst materials

Urszula Ulkowska , PhD

Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Metal oxides; Dehydrogenation of cyclohexanol; Transfer hydrogenation; Acid-base properties of solids

Sivamurugan Vajiravelu , PhD

PG and Research Department of Chemistry, Pachaiyappa's College, Chennai, Tamilnadu 600 030, India

Research Interests: Organic Synthesis; Multi component heterocyclic synthesis Catalysis; Zeolite, Clay and MCM-41 materials for organic transformation Natural Products; Isolation and structural elucidation Solid waste management; polymer degradation; PET polymer

Giri Babu Veerakanellore , PhD, Staff Scientist

Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

Research Interests: Drug discovery; Organic synthesis; Photo-organic chemistry; Nanoparticles; Method developments in heterocyclic chemistry; Medicinal chemistry; Photocatalysis; Photo-isomerization and photodimerization

Dr. Hendry Y. Nanlohy. M. Eng , Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jayapura University of Science and Technology, Indonesia

Research Interests: Fuel and combustion; Biomaterial for energy

Jing-He Yang , PhD, Professor

School of chemical engineering, Zhengzhou University

Research Interests: Catalytic; Electrocatalysis; Heterogeneous hydrogenation; Carbon material; Environmental catalysis; Energy catalysis

Xue Yong , PhD

Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S37HF, UK

Research Interests: DFT; Carbon dots; CO2 reduction; Molecular dynamics simulations

Jiankang Zhang , Associate professor

Interdisciplinary Research Center of Biology & Catalysis, School of Life Sciences, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, P. R. China

Research Interests: Atomic layer deposition; Catalysts design and synthesis; Single atom-cluster catalysis; Bimetal catalysis; Hydrogen evolution activity; Selective hydrogenation; Photocatalysis