Dr. rer. nat.

Stefan Palkovits

Group Leader

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Lehrstuhl für Heterogene Katalyse und Technische Chemie


Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 42B 352

Worringerweg 2

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 20560
Fax: +49 241 80 22177

Research Area

  • Chemical reaction engineering
  • Electrochemistry
  • Deep Learning
  • GPU Computing

Curriculum vitae

Since October 2017

Academic council, RWTH Aachen

January 2011 – September 2017

Managing director Center for Molecular Transformations, RWTH Aachen

2007 – 2010

Central Research and Development, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions

2003 – 2006

PhD-Student, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (Prof. Ferdi Schüth)

1998 – 2003

Chemical technology studies, Technische Universität Dortmund

Awards and Scholarships


NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X GPU via the NVIDIA GPU Grant Program


Fond of the chemical industry: Promotion of the concept "Scientific calculations in chemical reaction engineering"


Scholarship of the fond of the chemical industry


Title Author(s)
[Journal Article]
Kinetic Investigation of Sorbitol and Xylitol Dehydration Catalyzed by Silicotungstic Acid in Water
In: Applied catalysis / A, General, 456 (April), 168-173, 2013
[DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2013.02.023]
Oltmanns, Jens Uwe
Palkovits, Stefan
Palkovits, Regina
[Journal Article]
Development of a reactor setup for continuous dehydration of carbohydrates
In: Chemie - Ingenieur - Technik, 85 (4), 512-515, 2013
Weisgerber, Laurent
Palkovits, Stefan
Palkovits, Regina
[Journal Article]
Kinetic investigation of the catalytic conversion of cellobiose to sorbitol
In: Applied catalysis / B, Environmental, 147, 677-683, 2014
[DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2013.09.046]
Negahdar, Leila
Oltmanns, Jens Uwe
Palkovits, Stefan
Palkovits, Regina
[Contribution to a conference proceedings, Journal Article]
Reaction network analysis and continuous production of isosorbide tert-butyl ethers
In: Catalysis today, 234, 113-118, 2014
[DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2014.03.007]
Pfützenreuter, Rebecca
Helmin, Marta
Palkovits, Stefan
Palkovits, Regina
Rose, Marcus
[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]
Electrocatalytic upgrading of itaconic acid to methylsuccinic acid using fermentation broth as a substrate solution
In: Green chemistry : GC, 19 (10), 2390-2397, 2017
[DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03153F]
Holzhäuser, Fabian J.
Artz, Jens
Palkovits, Stefan
Kreyenschulte, Dirk Herbert
Büchs, Jochen
Palkovits, Regina
[Journal Article]
Synergy between active sites and electric conductivity of molybdenum sulfide for efficient electrochemical hydrogen production
In: Catalysis science & technology, 8 (1), 367-375, 2018
[DOI: 10.1039/C7CY02001E]
Zeng, Feng
Broicher, Cornelia
Palkovits, Stefan
Simeonov, Kalin
Palkovits, Regina
[Journal Article]
Mesoporous manganese phthalocyanine-based materials for electrochemical water oxidation via tailored templating
In: Catalysis science & technology, 8 (6), 1517-1521, 2018
[DOI: 10.1039/C7CY02484C]
Broicher, Cornelia
Artz, Jens
Palkovits, Stefan
Antoni, H.
Drögeler, Marc
Morales, D. M.
Stampfer, Christoph
Palkovits, Regina
[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
C. Hausoul, Peter J.
Sibirtsev, Stephan
Palkovits, Stefan
Palkovits, Regina