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RNDr. Natália Podrojková

phd. student


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ORCID:  0000-0002-4187-3583

  List of Publications


EN: Nanocatalysts for CO2 utilisation to methanol

SK: Nanokatalyzátory pre utilizáciu oxidu uhličitého na metanol

Methods of mass spectrometry, Nanotechnology, Colloid chemistry

Natália Podrojková is a PhD student of Department of Physical Chemistry at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice. She researches carbon dioxide conversion to chemicals with the use of heterogeneous catalysts under different physical and chemical conditions. Her work also includes quantum chemical modelling of the catalyst surface for CO 2 conversion. She is the head of the internal university project VVGS and a part of the research team of the project VEGA. She graduated from the UPJŠ with bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 2016 and with master’s degree in Physical chemistry in 2018. In 2017, she attended 48 th IFF Spring School in Jülich, Germany. At the same year she joined the IHRS BioSoft Guest Student Programme 2017, where she worked on Size effects on magnetic particle nanorheology in complex fluids. In 2018, her article – Effect of different crystalline phase of ZnO/Cu nanocatalysts on cellulose pyrolysis conversion to specific chemical compounds – was published in journal Cellulose. There she studied different types of zinc oxide catalysts doped with copper. Since 2018 she is a member of the Slovak Chemical Society.In the end of 2019, she went to Finland as an Erasmus student, where she obtained computational skills during a 3 month internship at University of Jyväskylä under Professor Karoliina Honkala. She was an attendant and speaker of several home conferences, IAPE 2019 in Oxford, Great Britain and ICCDU 2019 in Aachen, Germany.