Research Interests

​My main research interests focus on direct conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into lower olefins (C2=–C4=) and other valuable chemicals.


Selected Publications

  • A Nanoarchitecture Based on Silver and Copper Oxide with an Exceptional Response in the Chlorine-Promoted Epoxidati...
    A. Ramirez, J.L. Hueso, S. Irusta, A. Ibarra, R. Mallada, J. Santamaria
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition 55 11161, (2016)
  • Metal Organic Framework derived iron catalysts for the direct hydrogenation of CO2 to short chain olefins
    A. Ramirez, L. Gevers, A. Bavykina, S. Ould-Chikh, J. Gascon
    ACS Catalysis 8, 91749182, (2018)
  • Effect of Zeolite Topology and Reactor Configuration on the Direct Conversion of CO2 to Light Olefins and Aromatics
    A. Ramirez, A. Dutta Chowdhury, A. Dokania, S. Ould-Chikh, K. Wispelaere, V. van Speybroec...
    ACS Catalysis, 9, 6320-6334, (2019)
  • Escaping undesired gas-phase chemistry: Microwave-driven selectivity enhancement in heterogeneous catalytic reactor...
    A. Ramirez, J. L. Hueso, M. Abian, M. U. Alzueta, R. Mallada,J. Santamaria. Science
    Science Advances 5, eaau9000, (2019)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain,2017
  • M.Sc, Chemical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain,2013
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain,2012

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-..: Research Engineer at KAUST Catalysis Center, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018-2019: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2017: N3 Researcher. Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon, Spain

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​​​​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)