Dr. rer. nat.

Peter Hausoul

Group Leader

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Lehrstuhl für Heterogene Katalyse und Technische Chemie


Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 38B 330

Worringerweg 2

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 26561
Fax: +49 241 80 22177


  • Functional porous polymers for immobilized single site/atom catalysts
  • Biomass based platform chemicals & industrial chemistry
  • Experimental and periodic DFT modelling of heterogeneously catalyzed reactions

Curriculum Vitae

2014 - Group leader and Lecturer, ITMC, RWTH Aachen (Aachen, DE)
2016 - 2017 Visiting research fellow at UCLA (Los Angeles, California, USA)
2012 - 2014 Postdoc., ITMC RWTH Aachen (Aachen, DE)
2008 - 2012 Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Research, Utrecht University (Utrecht NL)
2004 - 2008 MSc. Chemistry and Physics (with distinction) (Utrecht University, NL)
2000 - 2004 BSc. Chemistry, Fontys Hogeschool (Eindhoven, NL)
Research internships at DSM (Geleen, NL) and Qiagen (Cologne, DE)


2014 - Lecturer of the “Characterization methods of hetereogeneous catalysts” course
2014 - Leader and coordinator of safety at the ITMC
2013 - Peer reviewer (incl. Nature Catalysis, Science Adv., Angew. Chem., ACS Sust. Chem. Eng., ChemSusChem, AICHE, PCCP etc.
2009 - 2011 Member of Ph.D. Committee of the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Research
2009 - 2018 Member of the Royal Dutch Chemical Society (KNCV)

Awards / Grants

2018 Henkel "Laundry & Home Care Research Award"
2017 Profile Area Molecular Science and Engineering travel grant
2016 ACalNET Aachen-California Exchange network Scholarship
2016 RWTH Start-up grant



Title Author(s)
[Journal Article]
Anionic surfactants based on intermediates of carbohydrate conversion
In: Green chemistry, 21 (14), 3882-3890, 2019
[DOI: 10.1039/C9GC01163C]
Kipshagen, Lukas
Vömel, Lukas Theodor
Liauw, Marcel
Klemmer, Anna
Schulz, Alexander
Kropf, Christian
Hausoul, Peter J. C.
Palkovits, Regina
[Contribution to a book, Journal Article]
Solid Molecular Frustrated Lewis Pairs in a Polyamine Organic Framework for the Catalytic Metal-free Hydrogenation of Alkenes
In: ChemCatChem, 10 (8), 1835-1843, 2017
[DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201701783]
Willms, Andrea
Schumacher, Hannah
Tabassum, Tarnuma
Qi, Long
Scott, Susannah L.
Hausoul, Peter Jozef
Rose, Marcus Sören
[Journal Article]
Conversion of Polysaccharides to Sugar Alcohols: A Modeling Approach Based on Oligosaccharides
In: International journal of chemical kinetics, 50 (5), 325-334, 2018
[DOI: 10.1002/kin.21160]
Negahdar, Leila
Hausoul, Peter Jozef
Sibirtsev, Stephan
Palkovits, Stefan
Palkovits, Regina
[Journal Article]
Selective production of glycols from xylitol over Ru on covalent triazine frameworks - suppressing decarbonylation reactions
In: Green chemistry : GC, 20 (6), 1316-1322, 2018
[DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00208H]
Beine, Anna K.
Krüger, Andreas J. D.
Artz, Jens
Weidenthaler, Claudia
Glotzbach, Christoph
Hausoul, Peter Jozef
Palkovits, Regina
[Journal Article]
A Bipyridine-Based Conjugated Microporous Polymer for the Ir-Catalyzed Dehydrogenation of Formic Acid
In: ACS catalysis, 7 (12), 8413-8419, 2017
[DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b02425]
Broicher, Cornelia
Foit, Severin R.
Rose, Marcus
Hausoul, Peter Jozef
Palkovits, Regina
[Journal Article]
Kinetics study of the Ru/C-catalysed hydrogenolysis of polyols - insight into the interactions with the metal surface
In: Catalysis science & technology, 7 (1), 56-63, 2016
[DOI: 10.1039/C6CY02104B]
Hausoul, Peter J. C.
Beine, Anna K.
Neghadar, Leila
Palkovits, Regina
[Journal Article]
Solid Molecular Phosphine Catalysts for Formic Acid Decomposition in the Biorefinery
In: Angewandte Chemie / International edition, 55 (18), 5597-5601, 2016
[DOI: 10.1002/anie.201510681]
Hausoul, Peter J. C.
Broicher, Cornelia
Vegliante, Roberta
Göb, Christian
Palkovits, Regina
[Journal Article]
Alternative Monomers Based on Lignocellulose and Their Use for Polymer Production
In: Chemical reviews : CR, 116 (3), 1540-1599, 2015
[DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00354]
Delidovich, Irina
Hausoul, Peter Jozef
Deng, Li
Pfützenreuter, Rebecca
Rose, Marcus Sören
Palkovits, Regina
[Journal Article]
Catalytic upgrading of α-angelica lactone to levulinic acid esters under mild conditions over heterogeneous catalysts
In: Catalysis science & technology, 5 (12), 5168-5173, 2015
[DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00446B]
Al-Shaal, Mohammad G.
Ciptonugroho, Wirawan
Holzhäuser, Fabian J.
Mensah, Joel B.
Hausoul, Peter J. C.
Palkovits, Regina
[Journal Article]
Direct cleavage of sorbitol from oligosaccharides via a sequential hydrogenation-hydrolysis pathway
In: Applied catalysis / B, 166-167, 460-464, 2015
[DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.11.049]
Negahdar, Leila
Hausoul, Peter J. C.
Palkovits, Stefan
Palkovits, Regina
[Journal Article]
Efficient, solvent-free hydrogenation of α-angelica lactone catalysed by Ru/C at atmospheric pressure and room temperature
In: Chemical communications : ChemComm, 50 (71), 10206-10209, 2014
[DOI: 10.1039/c4cc03970j]
Al-Shaal, Mohammad G.
Hausoul, Peter J. C.
Palkovits, Regina
[Journal Article]
Hydrogenolysis of Cellulose over Cu-Based Catalysts-Analysis of the Reaction Network
In: ChemSusChem, 7 (5, SI), 1311-1317, 2014
[DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201300978]
Tajvidi, Kameh
Hausoul, Peter J. C.
Palkovits, Regina
[Conference Presentation]
Pd/TOMPP-catalyzed telomerization of 1,3-butadiene with polyols and carbohydrates: New opportunities for catalytic biomass valorization
In: Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Fuel Chem., ACS Fall Meeting (2009) Washington, 2009
Bruijnincx, Pieter C. A.
Parvulescu, Andrei N.
Hausoul, Peter J. C.
Palkovits, Regina
Klein-Gebbink, Robertus J. M.
Weckhuysen, Bert M.
[Contribution to a conference proceedings, Journal Article]
Telomerization of 1,3-butadiene with various alcohols by Pd/TOMPP catalysts: New opportunites for catalytic biomass valorization
In: Green chemistry : GC, 11 (8), 1155-1160, 2009
[DOI: 10.1039/B904274A]
Palkovits, Regina
Parvulescu, Andrei N.
Hausoul, P. J.
Kruithof, C. A.
Klein-Gebbink, R. J. M.
Weckhuysen, B. M.