Clara García

Clara Garcia holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree with the specialization in analytical chemistry at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and a Master in Environmental Engineering, at the same university. She performed her bachelor thesis in electrochemistry, using ceramic membranes for environmental applications in the department of Chemical and nuclear engineering under the supervision of Dr. Emma Maria Ortega Navarro and her master thesis in the IIAMA (research institute of water and environmental engineering) in identification of bacteria by fluorescence microscopy for wastewater treatment applications under the supervision of Dr. Jose Luis Alonso. Afterwards, she did six months internship in BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Life of Vienna). She also possess experience in industry, she worked in SANDOZ and in Dr. Peithner KGB in the branch of quality control of medical products.

Her current research focuses on understanding the cluster-surface interaction and its effect on the catalytic activity. I am studying several cluster sizes (from Au25 to Au144), with different structure and staple configuration, supported on different oxides materials (TiO2, SiO2, ZrO2, Carbon…)  for alcohol oxidation reactions.

Keywords:  Heterogeneous Catalysis, Metal Clusters,  Surface Science, Oxidation, liquid phase, Synthesis, XAFS, FTIR.

clara.yago@tuwien.ac.at

Publications

  1. Support effect on the reactivity and stability of Au25(SR)18 and Au144(SR)60 nanoclusters in liquid phase cyclohexane oxidation
    C.García, S.Pollitt, M. van der Linden, V.Truttmann, Ch.Rameshan, Raffael Rameshan, E.Pittenauer, G.Allmaier, P. Kregsamer, M.Stöger-Pollach, N.Barrabés*, G.Rupprechter
    Catalysis Today (2018) in press
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2018.12.013
  2. Ligand and support effects on the reactivity and stability of Au38(SR)24 catalysts in oxidation reactions
    Bei Zhang, Annelies Sels, Giovanni Salassa, Clara García, Christoph Rameshan, Jordi Llorca, Klaudia Hradil , Günther Rupprechter, Noelia Barrabés and Thomas Bürgi
    Catalysis Communications (2019) submitted
  3. Evaluation of the silver species nature in Ag-zeolites by the CO oxidation reaction
    I. López-Hernández , C. García, V. Truttmann, S. Pollitt, N. Barrabés, G. Rupprechter, F. Rey, A. E. Palomares
    Catalysis Today(2019) submitted

    Awards

    VSS2019 best oral communication Award : “Best performance award” in the category of catalysis, at the Vienna young Scientists Symposium 2019

    femChem 2019Travel Grant

    Conference Contributions

    Oral Communications

    Mono- and bimetallic gold nanocluster catalysts for liquid phase oxidation reactions: reactivity and stability insights
    Clara García, Noelia Barrabés, Günther Rupprechter                       
    Europacat 18th-23th August 2019, Aachen (Germany)

    Pd doping effect on the Catalytic Properties of Gold Nanoclusters supported on oxides
    C.García, S.Pollitt,  V.Truttmann,  N.Barrabés*, G.Rupprechter
    VSS 2019 Vienna Young Scientist Meeting, 13-14 June 2019, Vienna (Austria)

    Supported gold nanoclusters: reactivity and stability in liquid phase oxidation
    Clara García, Noelia Barrabés, Günther Rupprechter
    34th Workshop on Novel Materials and Superconductivity, 10th – 15th  February 2019 in Schladming, talk contribution

    TU Wien young scientist symposium, 7th – 8th June 2018, talk contribution

    7th Annual PhD Workshop “Functional Oxide Surfaces and Interfaces (FOXSI)”, 31th January – 3th February 2018 at Gasthof Stenitzer, Haus im Ennstal (Styria),  talk contribution

    TU Wien young scientist symposium 2017, Talk contribution

    Posters

    International Symposium on Monolayer-Protected Clusters, 23rd -26rd  September 2019 (ISMPC19) in Xiamen, poster contribution

    2th FemChem Scientific Workshop at TU Wien

    1st FemChem Scientific Workshop at TU Wien, 25th June  2018

    International Symposium on Monolayer-Protected Clusters, 13th – 17th August 2017, Ascona, Schwitzerland

    International “Functional Oxide Surfaces and Interfaces (FOXSI)” Conference 2017, 15th – 17th  May 2017, TU Vienna

    6th Annual PhD Workshop “Functional Oxide Surfaces and Interfaces (FOXSI)”, 1st – 4th February 2017, Gasthof Stenitzer, Haus im Ennstal (Styria)