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"Conceptually novel catalytic materials are necessary to enable the conceptually novel chemical transformations of the future"

Research profile

Nikolay Kosinov is an assistant professor in Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis at the TU/e department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry (research group Inorganic Materials Chemistry). His research is aimed at the synthesis, advanced characterization and applications of novel microporous catalytic materials. The areas of interest involve unconventional transformations of natural gas (methane) and CO2 to liquid fuels and chemicals. The main goals of Nikolay Kosinov's research are:

* To develop synthesis techniques to prepare well-defined microporous single-site catalysts;

* To elucidate the structure-activity relationships of these materials by operando spectroscopy tools;

* To understand the very mechanisms of their catalytic action through advanced kinetic studies.

Academic background

Nikolay Kosinov studied chemistry at Novosibirsk State University (Russian Federation) where he obtained his MSc degree in 2010. From 2008 until 2010, he was a research assistant at the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis in Novosibirsk, where he developed catalytic systems for selective hydration of haloaromatic compounds. He then moved to Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands) to perform PhD research into the development and detailed characterization of novel zeolite membranes for gas and liquid separation. In 2014, he obtained his PhD under supervision of professors Emiel Hensen (TU/e) and Freek Kapteijn (TU Delft). From 2014 until 2017, Nikolay Kosinov performed postdoctoral research in the Inorganic Materials Chemistry research group at TU/e. In 2017 he continued with a postdoctoral research at TU Delft in the Inorganic Systems Engineering group. In April 2018 he was appointed as assistant professor at the Inorganic Materials Chemistry research group at TU/e.

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 469 Citations
  • 26 Article
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 Patent publication
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

A site-sensitive quasi-in situ strategy to characterize Mo/HZSM-5 during activation

Vollmer, I., Kosinov, N., Szécsényi, Á., Li, G., Yarulina, I., Abou-Hamad, E., Gurinov, A., Ould-Chikh, S., Aguilar-Tapia, A., Hazemann, J. L., Pidko, E., Hensen, E., Kapteijn, F. & Gascon, J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Catalysis. 370, p. 321-331 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Carbon Monoxide
Chemical activation

Mordenite nanorods prepared by an inexpensive pyrrolidine-based mesoporogen for alkane hydroisomerization

Bolshakov, A., Romero Hidalgo, D., van Hoof, A., Kosinov, N. & Hensen, E., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : ChemCatChem.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Reversible nature of coke formation on Mo/ZSM-5 methane dehydroaromatization catalysts

Kosinov, N., Uslamin, E., Meng, L., Parastaev, A., Liu, Y. & Hensen, E., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Angewandte Chemie.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
X ray absorption spectroscopy
1 Citation (Scopus)

Catalytic conversion of furanic compounds over Ga-modified ZSM-5 zeolites as a route to biomass-derived aromatics

Uslamin, E. A., Kosinov, N. A., Pidko, E. A. & Hensen, E. J. M., 18 Jul 2018, In : Green Chemistry. 20, 16, p. 3818-3827 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Carbon Monoxide

Confined carbon mediating dehydroaromatization of methane over Mo/ZSM-5

Kosinov, N., Wijpkema, A. S. G., Uslamin, E., Rohling, R., Coumans, F. J. A. G., Mezari, B., Parastaev, A., Poryvaev, A. S., Fedin, M. V., Pidko, E. A. & Hensen, E. J. M., 22 Jan 2018, In : Angewandte Chemie. 130, 4, p. 1028–1032

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Catalyst deactivation


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Student theses

Ag/Al2/O3 ethylene epoxidation catalysts: tracking the active phase evolution

Author: van de Poll, R., 19 Nov 2018

Supervisor: van Hoof, A. (Supervisor 1), Hensen, E. (Supervisor 2), Friedrich, H. (Supervisor 2) & Kosinov, N. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master