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"I design and develop new processes by controlling the interaction between electrons, molecules, catalysts and membranes."

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The research of Fausto Gallucci at the Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors (SIR) research group is related to the development of membranes and novel multiphase reactors, in particular membrane reactors and dynamically operated reactors. His research focuses on the interaction of heterogeneous catalysis, transport phenomena, and fluid mechanics in these novel multifunctional reactors. Particularly interesting application areas are methanol production in zeolite and carbon membranes, methane activation with oxygen selective membranes, the Fischer-Tropsch reaction in carbon based membrane reactors, and hydrogen production by reforming/dehydrogenation reactions with hydrogen selective membranes.

The membrane reactor research is carried out through integration of (in house developed) advanced experimental techniques and experimental Proof of Concept of novel reactor concepts. The SIR chair coordinates and participates in several large European Projects and works in strict collaborations with partners like TECNALIA, KT, POLIMI, ICI, JM and others.

Academic background

Fausto Gallucci studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Calabria (UNICAL, Arcavacata di Rende, Italy) where he obtained his MSc (2001) and PhD (2006) degrees. He performed his PhD research on hydrogen production from methanol in membrane reactors. In 2007, after having held a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Institute on Membrane Technology  (ITM-CNR, at the UNICAL campus), Gallucci moved to the research group Fundamentals of Chemical Reaction Engineering at the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands). In 2009 he was appointed Assistant Professor (tenure track) there. The following year, Gallucci moved to the Chemical Process Intensification laboratory at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands) where he was appointed Associate Professor in 2015, leading the Multiphase Reactors research effort. In 2018 he was appointed full Professor at the chair 'Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors'.

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Projects

Research Output

Degradation of Pd/Nb30Ti35Co35/Pd hydrogen permeable membrane: a numerical description

Liang, X., Li, X., Nagaumi, H., Guo, J., Gallucci, F., van Sint Annaland, M. & Liu, D., 1 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 601, 11 p., 117922.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Hydrogen permeation and stability in ultra-thin Pd–Ru supported membranes

    Liu, J., Bellini, S., de Nooijer, N. C. A., Sun, Y., Pacheco Tanaka, D. A., Tang, C., Li, H., Gallucci, F. & Caravella, A., 4 Mar 2020, In : International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 45, 12, p. 7455-7467 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Hydrogen transport through the V-Cr-Al alloys: hydrogen solution, permeation and thermal-stability

    Huang, F., Li, X., Shan, X., Guo, J., Gallucci, F., van Sint Annaland, M. & Liu, D., 1 Jun 2020, In : Separation and Purification Technology. 240, 9 p., 116654.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Influence of H2S on the hydrogen flux of thin-film PdAgAu membranes

    de Nooijer, N., Sanchez, J. D., Melendez, J., Fernandez, E., Pacheco Tanaka, D. A., van Sint Annaland, M. & Gallucci, F., 4 Mar 2020, In : International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 45, 12, p. 7303-7312 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Optimal Membrane-process Design (OMPD): a software product for optimal design of membrane gas separation processes

    Mohammadi, Y., Matsuura, T., Jansen, J. C., Esposito, E., Fuoco, A., Dumée, L. F., Gallucci, F., Drioli, E. & Soroush, M., 6 Apr 2020, In : Computers and Chemical Engineering. 135, 13 p., 106724.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Prizes

    NWO Vidi Award : Dancing particles for CO2 clean energy

    F. Gallucci (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: NWOVidiScientific

  • Activities

    • 9 Contributed talk
    • 3 Invited talk

    On the adsorption behaviour and kinetics of a hydrotalcite-based adsorbent for sorption-enhanced water-gas-shift

    Kai T. Coenen (Speaker), F. Gallucci (Member), E.J.M. Hensen (Member), M. van Sint Annaland (Member)
    1 Oct 20175 Oct 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Preparation and characterization of Pd-based double-skinned membranes for hydrogen production in fluidized bed membrane reactors

    Alba Arratibel Plazaola (Speaker), Iker Laso (Speaker), Alfredo Pacheco Tanaka (Speaker), M. van Sint Annaland (Speaker), F. Gallucci (Speaker)
    2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Oxidative coupling of methane in a catalytic membrane reactor: membrane development and reactor design

    Aitor Cruellas Labella (Speaker), Vesna Middelkoop (Member), M. van Sint Annaland (Speaker), F. Gallucci (Speaker)
    2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Novel Catalytic membrane reactor for oxidative coupling of methane: Reactor modelling and design

    Aitor Cruellas Labella (Speaker), F. Gallucci (Speaker), M. van Sint Annaland (Speaker)
    2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Techno-Economic assessment for C2H4 production using OCM integrated with membrane and membrane reactor

    Aitor Cruellas Labella (Speaker), V. Spallina (Speaker), J.A. Medrano (Speaker), Hamid Godini (Speaker), M. van Sint Annaland (Speaker), F. Gallucci (Speaker)
    2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Courses

    Advanced process design

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    Advanced separation technology

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    Capita selecta

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    DBL Energy

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    Graduation Project CPT

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    Student theses

    A modeling and experimental work on "Concentration polarization in packed bed membrane reactors"

    Author: Hamstra, P., 30 Sep 2016

    Supervisor: van Sint Annaland, M. (Supervisor 1), Gallucci, F. (Supervisor 2), Zondervan, E. (Supervisor 2), Roghair, I. (Supervisor 2) & Helmi Siasi Farimani, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A new CO2 capture process for pure H2 production combining Ca and Cu chemical loop

    Author: van den Berg, A., 26 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: van Sint Annaland, M. (Supervisor 1), Gallucci, F. (Supervisor 2), Wang, Q. (Supervisor 2) & Martini, M. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    An experimental study of the hydrodynamics in fluidized bed reactors: endoscopic-laser PIV/DIA

    Author: van Heck, L., 28 Feb 2013

    Supervisor: van Sint Annaland, M. (Supervisor 1), Gallucci, F. (Supervisor 2), van der Schaaf, J. (Supervisor 2) & Campos Velarde, I. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Autothermal reforming of methane in membrane assisted reactors

    Author: Ottenheijm, I., 31 Mar 2015

    Supervisor: van Sint Annaland, M. (Supervisor 1), Gallucci, F. (Supervisor 2), Zondervan, E. (External coach) & Coenen, K. (Coach)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Carbon dioxide capture using nature-based low transition temperature mixtures: screening, characterization and process simulations

    Author: Lacroix, M., 30 Nov 2014

    Supervisor: Kroon, M. (Supervisor 1), Gallucci, F. (Supervisor 2), Zondervan, E. (Supervisor 2) & Zubeir, L. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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