Hanna Härelind

Professor; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Surface Chemistry, Competence Centre for Catalysis

Hanna Härelind is Professor of Environmental Catalysis at the division of Applied Chemistry. Her research interests are devoted to heterogeneous catalysis, particularly focusing on catalyst design and synthesis, and the interplay between the catalytic material and the surface processes and reactions. For instance, in-situ spectroscopic techniques are used to follow reaction pathsways at surfaces. Important applications include catalytic emission control from vehicles (also bio-fuelled vehicles) and marine vessels, as well as synthesis of green (bio) chemicals using heterogeneous catalysis.

Catalysis (KTK012), examiner
The overall aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the basic and applied aspects of the phenomenon catalysis and important industrial applications of heterogeneous catalysis. The level of understanding should be such that the students in their profession as engineers should be able to participate in discussions regarding selection of catalysts, methods to prepare and characterize catalysts, and methods to avoid catalyst deactivation.

Director of graduate studies for the graduate school in Materials Science
Catalysis, emission abatement, materials science, transport, green chemistry

Published: Mon 26 Sep 2011. Modified: Wed 21 Sep 2016