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Elizabeth Vera Bernal     Visiting PhD Student

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, UK


    Office: JN3.04

    Phone: TBC

    Email: ev21@hw.ac.uk




Elizabeth is a PhD student at the Materials Research Institute at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and is currently spending a year abroad working at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions.  Her PhD focus is alkaline ceramics used for CO2 capture, along with CO2 conversion to added value products and syngas, via diverse catalytic reactions. 


Research Interests:

Her main research areas are Carbon capture, reaction kinetics, gas adsorption, heterogeneous catalysis, syngas production.  


Recent Publications:

  1. Vera, J. F. Gómez-García, H. Pfeiffer, Enhanced CO2 chemisorption at high temperatures via oxygen addition using (Fe, Cu or Ni)-containing sodium cobaltates as solid sorbents. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 25 (2018) 147-157.
  2. Olavarría, E. Vera, E. J. Lima, H. Pfeiffer, Synthesis and evaluation as CO2 chemisorbent of the Li5(Al1 xFex)O4 solid solution materials: Effect of oxygen addition. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 26 (2017) 948-955.
  3. A. Lara-García, E. Vera, J. A. Mendoza-Nieto, J. F. Gómez-García, Y. Duan, H. Pfeiffer, Bifunctional application of lithium ferrites (Li5FeO4 and LiFeO2) during carbon monoxide (CO) oxidation and chemisorption processes. A catalytic, thermogravimetric and theoretical analysis. Chemical Engineering Journal, 327 (2017) 783-791. 
  4. A. Mendoza-Nieto, E. Vera, H. Pfeiffer, Methane reforming process by means of a carbonated Na2ZrO3 catalyst. Chemistry Letters., 45 (2016) 685-687. 
  5. Vera, B. Alcántar-Vázquez, Y. Duan, H. Pfeiffer, Bifunctional application of sodium cobaltate as a catalyst and captor through CO oxidation. RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 2162-2170. 




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