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PHOTO: Professor Alexandre Goguet
Research focus on catalytic reaction engineering with a particular emphasis on after-treatment engineering. Professor Alexandre Goguet
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Office: DKB 02.432 I Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 4882


Alexandre Goguet, is a professor in Chemical Engineering at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen's University, Belfast. His research focuses on reaction engineering and catalysis, with projects on automotive after-treatment, energy and investigation of catalytic reactions mechanisms. In addition, he has developed new techniques to investigate mechanisms for typical lab scale powdered catalysts all the way to industrially relevant structured monolith catalysts both under transient and steady state realistic conditions. His work is multi-disciplinary with national and international collaboration with chemists, physicists and mechanical engineers.  He is co-investigator in the newly created and EPSRC funded UK Catalysis Hub. He of research output stands at 70 publications and book chapters (H-index of 24). His work is funded by EPSRC, EU, industry and local government.


The goal of the Reaction Engineering, After-treatment and Catalysis Technologies (REACT) group is to provide a strong platform for catalytic reaction engineering research with a particular emphasis on after-treatment engineering research.

REACT’s unique multi-disciplinary expertise and tools are particularly suited to after-treatment research and this is exemplified by the sustained contract and collaborative work that we have secured with industry and academia.

The majority of the projects and collaborations with Industrial and academic partners conducted by the Team members of REACT are strongly aligned with the modern challenges in emission control, which positions REACT at the forefront of the after-treatment research map.  Such projects, past and present, comprise research partnerships and collaborations with internationally leading industries and universities, with, for instance, partnerships with Johnson Matthey, Jaguar Land Rover, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the UK Catalysis Hub.

REACT’s multi-level approach constitutes the foundation of our proposed platform for catalytic reaction engineering research. The catalyst can be studied under realistic integral conditions using our unique spatially resolved capabilities. Different levels of details are accessible from the washcoated monolith all the way to active site level. To complement the platform, we have developed modelling capabilities allowing the generation of models incorporating kinetics modelling from the global approach to detailed micro-kinetics (with possibility of intermediate level of details).  This modelling is available for fixed powdered beds as well as monoliths. Finally, we have developed optimization tools that accelerate and facilitate the optimization of model parameters (kinetics and heat and mass transfer parameters). These optimization tools can be used with our dual kinetics model but also with commercial packages such as AxiSuite®.

Full details can be found on the REACT website.


Recent Publications

Full publication list available on Pure

Evolution and Enabling Capabilities of Spatially Resolved Techniques for the Characterization of Heterogeneously Catalyzed Reactions.
Morgan, Kevin ; Touitou, Jamal; Choi, Jae-Soon; Coney, Ciaran ; Hardacre, Christopher ; Pihl, Josh A. ; Stere, Cristina E. ; Kim, Mi-Young; Stewart, Caomhan ; Goguet, Alexandre ; Partridge, William P. ACS Catalysis (2016) 6, 2, 1356.

Improved Efficiency for Partial Oxidation of Methane by Controlled Copper Deposition on Surface Modified ZSM-5
Thomas Sheppard, Helen Daly, Alex Goguet, Jillian M. Thompson, ChemCatChem (2016) 8, 3 560.

Mild Temperature Palladium-Catalyzed Ammoxidation of Ethanol to Acetonitrile
Hamill, Conor;  Driss, Hafedh; Burch, Robbie; Goguet, Alex; Petrov, Lachezar; Daous, Muhammad; Rooney, David, Applied Catalysis A (2015) 506, 261.

Metal Re-dispersion Strategies for Recycling of Supported Metal Catalysts: A Perspective
Morgan, Kevin; Goguet, Alexandre; Hardacre, Christopher, ACS Catalysis (2015) 5, 6, 3430.

Re-dispersion of gold supported on a “mixed” oxide support
K. Morgan, R. Burch, M. Daous, J.-J. Delgado, A. Goguet, C. Hardacre, L. A. Petrov, D. W. Rooney. Catalysis, Structure and Reactivity (2015) 

Probing a Non-Thermal Plasma Activated Heterogeneously Catalyzed Reaction Using in Situ DRIFTS-MS.
Stere, C. E.; Adress, W.; Burch, R. ; Chansai, S. ; Goguet, A. ; Graham, W. G. ; Hardacre, C. ACS Catalysis (2015) 5, 2, 956.

Evaluation of an in situ spatial resolution instrument for fixed beds through the assessment of the invasiveness of probes and a comparison with a micro kinetic model.
J. Touitou, F.  Aiouache, R. Burch, R. Douglas, C. Hardacre, K. Morgan, J. Sa, C. Stewart, J. Stewart, A.Goguet, Journal of Catalysis (2014) 319, 239.

A low temperature, isothermal gas-phase system for conversion of methane to methanol over Cu-ZSM-5
T. Sheppard, C.D. Hamill, A. Goguet, D.W. Rooney, J.M. Thompson, Chemical Communications, (2014) 50, 11053

Optimisation of Kinetic Parameters for an After-treatment Catalyst
A. Pedlow, G. McCullough, A. Goguet, K. Hansen, SAE paper (2014) 2014-01-2814.

Self-Cleaning Perovskite Type Catalysts for the Dry Reforming of Methane
M. N. Pérez-Camacho, J. Abu-Dahrieh, A. Goguet, K. Sun, D. Rooney, Chinese Journal of Catalysis (2014) 35, 8, 1337.

Expansion of pulse responses from temporal analysis of products (TAP) pulse responses for more accurate data analysis
K. Morgan, A. Goguet, C. Hardacre, E. V. Kondratenko, C. McManus, S. O. Shekhtman, Catalysis Science & Technology (2014) 4, 3665.

A Mathematical Approach to the Balancing of Mass Transfer and Reaction Kinetics in Dual Kinetic Model for Automotive Catalysis
J. Stewart, R. Douglas, A. Goguet, C. E. Stere, L. Blades SAE paper (2014) DOI: 10.4271/2014-01-2821.

Comment on “The Critical evaluation of in situ probe techniques for catalytic honeycomb monoliths” by Hettel et al.
A. Goguet, W. P. Partridge, F. Aiouche, C. Hardacre, K. Morgan, C. Stere, J. Sa Catalysis Today (2014) 1, 236, 206.

Evaluation and mechanistic investigation of a AuPd alloy catalyst for the hydrocarbon selective catalytic reduction (HC-SCR) of NOx
C. Hamill, R. Burch, A. Goguet, D. Rooney, H. Driss, L. Petrov, M. Daous Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (2014)147, 864.

Ambient temperature hydrocarbon selective catalytic reduction of NOx using atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma activation of a Ag/Al2O3 catalyst
C. Stere, W. Adress, R. Burch , S. Chansai , A. Goguet , W. G. Graham , F. de Rosa , V. Palma , C. Hardacre ACS Catalysis (2014) 4, 2, 666.

Detailed validation of an auto catalysis model using spatially resolved measurements within the catalyst substrate
J. Stewart, R. Douglas, A. Goguet, C. Stere Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (2014) 9, 92, 1535.

Application of halohydrocarbons for the re-dispersion of gold particles
K. Morgan, R. Burch, M. Daous, J. J. Delgado, A. Goguet, C. Hardacre, L. A. Petrov,  D. W. Rooney Catalysis Science & Technology (2014) 4, 3, 729.

Critical role of water in the direct oxidation of CO and hydrocarbons in diesel exhaust after treatment catalysis
R. Caporali, S. Chansai, R. Burch, J. J. Delgado, A. Goguet, C. Hardacre, L. Mantarosie, D. Thompsett Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (2014) 147, 764

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