Dr. Alexey Boubnov is an experimentalist in the fields of heterogeneous catalysis and operando spectroscopy. His main interests lie in deriving structure-activity relationships for catalysts under technically relevant reaction conditions. This includes exhaust-gas after-treatment, syngas processes, electrocatalysis. His long-term expertise is the design and construction of reactors and gas manifolds for studying catalysts with X-ray absorption spectroscopy (EXAFS, XANES), infrared spectroscopy and other techniques. Very strong emphasis is on data analysis: EXAFS refinement, theoretical XANES simulation using FEFF9, detailed understanding of the molecular/crystal structure, transient spectroscopy.
Education and Professional experience
- 2009: M.Sc., Nanotechnology, University of Copenhagen. M.Sc. thesis (1 year) at Haldor Topsøe.
- 2010-2014: Ph.D. KIT.
- 2015-2016: Post-doc, KIT.
- 2017-2019: Post-doc, SLAC National Accelarator Laboratory/Stanford University, USA.
- Since 2019: Post-doc, KIT.