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The research of professor Evgeny Rebrov at the research group Energy Intensified Chemical Reaction Engineering is related to the development of structured multiphase catalytic reactors, in particular hydrogenation reactors for fine chemical synthesis and their scale-up to capacities of 50 kg per day and beyond. His research focuses on the optimization of the regular microscopic structure of the reactor internals, to maximize process selectivity and the radial convective heat transfer rate. Particularly interesting application areas are in the hydrogenation of acetylene alcohols, nitroaromatics and functionalized imines. This research is performed in the framework of a European Innovation Council project with StoliCatalysts Ltd and DSM. It is foreseen that the technology could reduce the manufacturing costs for vitamins, food supplements and agrichemicals production by 20-60%.

Another research line is devoted to the utilization of energy-intensified reaction conditions in chemical reactors by the application of induction heating and/or non-thermal plasma. In the framework of the ERC Synergy project SCOPE, tailor-made catalytic reactors are developed to increase the plasma-catalyst interaction. Among these are plasma fluidized bed reactors for the production of ethylene from natural gas. Furthermore, Rebrov is involved with the development of advanced operational protocols allowing transient operation of chemical reactors. 


Academic background

Evgeny Rebrov got his PhD in Chemistry (cum laude) from Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk, Russia) in 1999 and his DSc in Chemical Engineering from Lomonosov Moscow University of Fine Chemical Technology in 2012. In 2003 he was appointed Assistant Professor in the Laboratory for Chemical Reactor Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2007 he got a Fellowship from the British Council and went to Cambridge University (UK) where he spent one year in the Chemistry department in the group of Prof Brian Johnson as visiting research scientist. Since 2010, he is full Professor of Process and Reactor Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast (UK). In 2014, he took the position of Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Warwick (UK). In 2019 he returned to TU/e as a part-time Professor of Energy Intensified Chemical Reaction Engineering.

Rebrov has expertise in catalytic reaction engineering, multiphase reactors, structural reactors, published over 170 peer-reviewed research papers and has more than 20 years of experience in catalyst development in collaboration with industrial companies such as DSM, SABIC, Avantium, Adisseo, Airbus and others. He is a recipient of four of the highest EU awards: an ERC Starting grant (2011), an ERC Proof of Concept grant (2015) and an ERC Synergy grant (2018), as well as an SME Stage2 Instrument grant (2019) from the European Innovation Council.

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Research Output

  • 2841 Citations
  • 146 Conference contribution
  • 101 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Patent publication

Thermodynamic potential of a novel plasma-assisted sustainable process for co-production of ammonia and hydrogen with liquid metals

Sarafraz, M. M., Tran, N. N., Pourali, N., Rebrov, E. V. & Hessel, V., 15 Apr 2020, In : Energy Conversion and Management. 210, 13 p., 112709.

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  • Scale up study of capillary microreactors in solvent-free semihydrogenation of 2‐methyl‐3‐butyn‐2‐ol

    Cherkasov, N., Al-Rawashdeh, M. ., Ibhadon, A. O. & Rebrov, E. V., 15 Sep 2016, In : Catalysis Today. 273, p. 205-212 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 17 Citations (Scopus)

    Advanced catalytic microstructured reactor for continuous chemical synthesis integrated with a separation step

    Rebrov, E. V., Warnier, M. J. F., Muraza, O., de Croon, M. H. J. M., Hessel, V. & Schouten, J. C., 2014, Topical Conference on Applications of Micro-Reactor Engineering 2007, Held at the 2007 AIChE Spring National Meeting. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), p. 136-138 3 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    Catalytic coatings of new generation based on Mo2C and a microstructured reactor for steam conversion of carbon monoxide

    Dubrovskiy, A. R., Kuznetsov, S. A., Rebrov, E. & Schouten, J. C., 2014, In : Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry. 87, 5, p. 601-607 7 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Designing flow and temperature uniformities in a parallel microchannels reactor

    Al-Rawashdeh, M. I. M., Yue, F., Patil, N. G., Nijhuis, T. A., Hessel, V., Schouten, J. C. & Rebrov, E., 2014, In : AIChE Journal. 60, 5, p. 1941-1952 12 p.

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  • 23 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Student theses

    A kinetic study of the water gas-shift reaction on two molybdynum carbide catalysts coations with different morphologies

    Author: Akam, S., 26 Jun 2008

    Supervisor: Rebrov, E. (Supervisor 1), de Croon, M. (Supervisor 2) & Schouten, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Ammonia oxidation on Pt catalyst in microreactors

    Author: Duinkerke, S., 31 May 2001

    Supervisor: Schouten, J. (Supervisor 1), Rebrov, E. (Supervisor 2) & de Croon, M. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Ammoxidation of ethane to acetonitrile over Co-ZSM-5 catalytic coatings

    Author: de Loos, S., 31 Jan 2006

    Supervisor: Mies, M. (Supervisor 1), de Croon, M. (Supervisor 2), Rebrov, E. (Supervisor 2) & Schouten, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Bimetallic PdZn nanoparticles: influence of size and composition on the selective hydrogenation of acetylenic alcohols

    Author: Houlding, T., 31 Dec 2010

    Supervisor: Rebrov, E. (Supervisor 1), Wheatley, A. (External person) (Supervisor 2) & Schouten, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Computational and experimental study of the high throughput microreactor for the screening of catalytic coatings

    Author: Ekatpure, R., 31 Jan 2006

    Supervisor: Mies, M. (Supervisor 1), Ismagilov, I. (External person) (Supervisor 2), Rebrov, E. (Supervisor 2), de Croon, M. (Supervisor 2) & Schouten, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master