Professor Johannes LERCHER
Professor of Chemical Technology, Technische Universität München
Professor Johannes Lercher is Professor of Chemical Technology at TU München, Germany. He is also the Director of the Institute for Integrated Catalysis at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, an external member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Member of the Academia Europaea as well as Honorary Professor of the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, the China University of Petroleum and the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In addition to be member of the board of several Catalysis journals, he is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Catalysis. His research activities in the field of Heterogeneous Catalysis are documented in over 430 publications and 14 patents. His research on fundamental aspects of important catalytic reactions combines in situ characterisation of catalysts and catalytic processes with advanced kinetic analysis and the design and synthesis of catalysts with multiple functions.
Fundamental aspects of oxide and molecular sieve based sorption and catalysis, new routes to activate and functionalise hydrocarbons, conversion of biomass into high value energy carriers, hydrogenation and hydrodefunctionalisation of heavy fossil carbon resources, carbon capture and utilisation.