Research Interests

​I'm generally interested in application of advanced spectroscopic techniques to various heterogeneous catalysis tasks. This includes implementation and development of existing methods to fit the particular reaction of interest. Currently, my focus is on CO2 valorization on structured inorganic catalysts including specific reactions relevant to the process. 


Selected Publications

  • ​Stability of CoPx Electrocatalysts in Continuous and Interrupted Acidic Electrolysis of Water
    A. Goryachev, L. Gao, Y. Zhang, R.Y. Rohling, R,H.J. Vervuurt, A.A. Bol, J.P. Hofmann, E.J...
    ChemElectroChem, (2018)
  • Temperature-Dependent Kinetic Studies of the Chlorine Evolution Reaction over RuO2(110) Model Electrodes
    I. Sohrabnejad-Eskan, A. Goryachev, K.S. Exner, L.A. Kibler, E.J.M. Hensen, J.P. Hofmann, ...
    ACS Catalysis, (2017)
  • Synchrotron based operando surface X-ray scattering study towards structure–activity relationships of model electro...
    A. Goryachev, F. Carlà, J. Drnec, W.G. Onderwaater, R. Felici, P.P.T. Krause, A.H. Wonders...
    ChemSelect, (2016)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2018
  • MSc, Chemistry, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia, 2013

Professional Profile

  • 2019 - current: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018 - 2019: Postdoctoral fellow, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 2013 - 2018: PhD candidate, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 2011 - 2013: Junior Researcher, Borescov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia

KAUST Affiliations

​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)

Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)