Pre-Conference School of the 17th International Zeolite Conference

July 5-6, 2013, Moscow, Russia


Dr. Evgeny A. Pidko

Evgeny A. Pidko received his MSc in Chemistry in 2004 at the Higher College of Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He earned his PhD in Chemistry from Eindhoven University of Technology in 2008. Following this he held a three year Post-doctoral position at the same university.

Since 2011 he is an Assistant Professor in the department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and in the Institute of Complex Molecular Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology.

His main research interests mostly lie in the field of molecular heterogeneous catalysis and its application to sustainable energy technologies.

In addition, he is active in the fields of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis as well as coordination and supramolecular chemistry.

He is a co-author of more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 5 book chapters.

Computational chemistry of zeolite catalysis

In this lecture I will present an introductory overview of power, capabilities and limitations of modern quantum chemical techniques for studying reactivity and chemical properties of zeolites and zeotype materials. The subjects discussed in the lecture will include the methodological aspects of computational chemistry crucial for modeling extended chemical systems as well as recent relevant examples of application of computational methodologies for developing new concepts of zeolite reactivity. Emphasis will be made on the complementary use of experimental and computational approaches for unraveling molecular-level phenomena underlying catalytic properties of zeolites and zeotype catalysts.