General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Heterogeneous Catalysis
Language English
Module lecturer dr Katarzyna Stawicka
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position assistant profesor
Faculty Faculty of Chemistry
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 45
USOS code 02-HTCfA


15 hours lectures; 30 hours laboratory  x 2 groups = 60h     

Lectures: Wednesday, 8.00-9.30 (from 11.10.2013, 7x), room 4.30

Laboratories: Thursday, 16.30-20.15 (from 30.11.2023, 6x), room 1.94


Module aim (aims)

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

The fundamental knowledge in physical chemistry.


Week 1:            Lectures - Introduction to catalysis; Fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis; Structure of catalysts         

Week 2:            Lectures - Catalytic materials; Mechanism of catalytic processes; Preparation of catalysts           

Week 3:            Lectures - Characterization of composition, phase structure and properties of catalyst particles

Week 4:            Lectures - Characterization of surface properties; Catalytic activity and deactivation of catalysts; Performance of catalytic processes 

Week 5:            Laboratory – individual research project

Week 6:            Laboratory – individual research project            

Week 7:            Laboratory – individual research project            

Week 8:            Laboratory – individual research project            

Week 9:            Laboratory – individual research project            

Week 10:          Laboratory – individual research project                      

Week 11:          Report from research project  

Week 12:          Exam

Reading list

  1. Decyk, I. Sobczak, M. Trejda „A course in heterogeneous catalysis – selected methods for determination of catalysts behaviour”, Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Chemistry, Poznań, 2009
  2. Ziółek, I. Sobczak, M. Trejda, „Niobium species in heterogeneous catalysis used for oxidation processes – selected aspects” , Nova Science, 2011
  3. Bartholomew, C. H., Farrauto, R. J. "Fundamentals of Industrial Catalytic Processes" John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2006
  4. Heiz, U., Landman, U. (Eds.), „Nanocatalysis”, Springer, 2008
  5. New articles in international journals indicated by teachers conducting course