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Univ.Prof. Dr. Maricruz Sanchez Sanchez

Research Group: Catalysis Design and Reaction Engineering

Head: Univ.Prof. Dr. Maricruz Sanchez Sanchez


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Prof. Maricruz Sánchez-Sánchez was born in Granada, Spain, where she studied Chemical Engineering. She moved to the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry in Madrid for her PhD studies. In 2010 she joined as postdoctoral fellow the department of Inorganic Chemistry of the Fritz-Haber-Institut in Berlin, and in 2012 she became Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Munich. There she completed her Habilitation in Technical Chemistry in 2020. In October 2021 she joined TU Wien Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Bioscience Engineering as Full Professor of Chemical Engineering.

Sánchez’ research in the field of heterogeneous catalysis includes studies of mixed metal oxides, acid zeolites and the combination of metal ions hosted in zeolites. Her work has led to over 45 publications in international renowned journals. She received the Jochen Block Prize from the German Catalysis Society in 2017 for her outstanding career as young researcher in the field of catalysis.

The research fields of the Catalysis Design and Reaction Engineering group are:

-    Sustainable catalytic processes for the production of fuels and essential chemical building blocks
-    Novel nano-tailored materials with catalytic functions
-    Reaction kinetics and in situ spectroscopic characterization of solid catalysts
-    Alternative energy inputs and designs for catalytic reactors


Prof. Sánchez-Sánchez selected publications:

1. I. Lee, M-S Lee*, L. Tao, T. Ikuno, R. Khare, A. Jentys, T. Huthwelker, C. N. Borca, A. Kalinko, O. Y. Gutiérrez, N.Govind, J. L. Fulton, JZ Hu, V.-A. Glezakou, R. Rousseau, M. Sanchez-Sanchez, and J. A. Lercher. Activity of Cu–Al–Oxo Extra-Framework Clusters for Selective Methane Oxidation on Cu-Exchanged Zeolites. JACS Au (2021), 1, 9, 1412–1421

2. L. Tao, I. Lee and M. Sanchez-Sanchez. Cu-oxo nanoclusters for direct oxidation of methane to methanol: formation, structure and catalytic performance. Catalysis Science & Technology (2020) 10, 7124-7141 (Minireview)

3. D. Melzer, G. Mestl, K. Wanninger, Y. Zhu, N. D. Browning, M. Sanchez-Sanchez and J. A. Lercher. Design and synthesis of highly active MoVTeNb-oxides for ethane oxidative dehydrogenation. Nature Communications 10 (2019), 4012

4. Y. Liu, F. M. Kirchberger, S. Müller, M. Eder, M. Tonigold, M. Sanchez-Sanchez, J. A. Lercher. Critical role of formaldehyde during methanol conversion to hydrocarbons. Nature Communications 10 (2019), 1462

5. S. Schallmoser, G. L. Haller, M. Sanchez-Sanchez, and J. A. Lercher. Role of Spatial Constraints of Brønsted Acid Sites for Adsorption and Surface Reactions of Linear Pentenes. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2017) 139 (25), 8646–8652.

6. S. Müller, Y. Liu, F. M. Kirchberger, M.Tonigold, M. Sanchez-Sanchez and J. A. Lercher. Hydrogen transfer pathways during zeolite catalyzed methanol conversion to hydrocarbons. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2016) 138 (49), 15994–16003

7. S. Grundner, M.A.C. Markovits, G. Li, M. Tromp, E. A. Pidko, E. J. M. Hensen, A. Jentys, M. Sanchez-Sanchez, J. A. Lercher. Single-site trinuclear copper oxygen clusters in mordenite for selective conversion of methane to methanol. Nature Communications (2015) 6, 7546