Vision, Creativity and Abstraction
creating knowledge

Vision is based on unerstanding the present knowledge and concepts. Recognize what it needs to gain a deeper level of understanding or re-thinking concepts in a completely different way. My research is based on relating knowledge interdisciplinary and expanding the parameter space in order to validate or disprove current assumptions. Through a rational analysis of plausibility and interdisciplinary applicability of present concepts new knowledge may result.

I do have brought research expertice in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and characterisation methods. My research focus is dedicated to kinetics in heterogeneous catalysis. It is in my understanding, that the time is right for a new concept for this fascinating phenomenon.

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7906-647X

The five most important publications of mine to date are:

  • „Constructing a rational kinetic model of the selective propane oxidation over a mixed metal oxide catalyst“ C. Sprung, G. S. Yablonsky, R. Schlögl, A. Trunschke
    Catalysts 8 (2018) 330-362. DOI: 10.3390/catal8080330
  • „Differences in the Location of Guest Molecules within Zeolite Pores As Revealed by Multilaser Excitation Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy: Which Molecule Is Where?“
    C. Sprung, B. M. Weckhuysen J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137 (2015) 1916-1928. DOI: 10.1021/ja511381f
  • „Microkinetic evaluation of normal and inverse kinetic isotope effects during methane steam reforming to synthesis gas over a Ni/NiAl2O4 model catalyst“
    C. Sprung, P. N. Kechagiopoulos, J. W. Thybaut, B. Arstad, U. Olsbye, G. B. Marin Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 492 (2015) 231-242. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2014.10.062
  • „Methane Steam Reforming over a Ni/NiAl2O4 Model Catalyst: Kinetics“
    C. Sprung, B. Arstad, U. Olsbye
    ChemCatChem 6 (2014) 1969-1982. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402017
  • „Dispersion and Orientation of Zeolite ZSM-5 Crystallites within a Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalyst Particle“
    C. Sprung, B. M. Weckhuysen Chem. Eur. J. 20 (2014) 3667-3677. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201303549

Ph.D. Thesis: „Kinetic investigation in methane steam reforming over a nickel catalyst“; Christoph Sprung (2012) University of Oslo/Norway, ISSN 1501-7710, No. 1184.

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