General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Heterogeneous Catalysis
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Katarzyna Stawicka, prof. UAM dr hab. Łukasz Wolski, dr Joanna Wiśniewska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position assistant profesor
Faculty Faculty of Chemistry
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 45
USOS code 02-HTCfA


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

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