Jorge Gascon

Professor, Chemical Engineering
Director, KAUST Catalysis Center

Physical Science and Engineering Division
Center membership : 

Advanced Catalytic Materials research group


Education Profile

  • ​Postdoctoral Fellow, Delft University of Technology, 2006-2008
  • PhD, University of Zaragoza, 2006
  • MSc, University of Zaragoza, 2001
  • BSc, University of Zaragoza, 1999

Research Interests

Professor Gascon's research interests fall at the intersection of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, including the development and demonstration of new nano-structured materials and composites. Applications include multifunctional catalysis, with special emphasis in C1 chemistry; Fischer Tropsch Synthesis; Methanol to olefins; CO2 valorization; photo-catalysis; and membrane and adsorbent development.

Selected Publications

  • S.M.J. Rogge, A. Bavykina, J. Hajek, H. Garcia, A. I. Olivos-Suarez, A. Sepúlveda-Escribano, A. Vimont, G. Clet, P. Bazin, F. Kapteijn, M. Daturi, E. V. Ramos-Fernandez, F.X. Llabrés i Xamena, V. Van Speybroeck and J. Gascon. Metal-organic and covalent organic frameworks as single-site catalysts. Chem. Soc. Rev. 46 (2017) 3134-3184 doi: 10.1039/C7CS00033B
  • M.G. Goesten, M.F de Lange, A. I. Olivos-Suarez, A.V. Bavykina, P. Serra-Crespo, C. Krywka, F.M. Bickelhaupt, F. Kapteijn and J. Gascon. Evidence for a chemical clock in oscillatory formation of UiO-66. Nature Commun 7 (2016) 11832 doi:10.1038/ncomms11832
  • V.P. Santos, T.A. Wezendonk, J.J. Delgado Jaén, A. I. Dugulan, M. A. Nasalevich, H.U. Islam, A. Chojecki, S. Sartipi, X. Sun, A.A. Hakeem, A.C.J. Koeken, M. Ruitenbeek, T. Davidian, G. R. Meima, G. Sankar, F. Kapteijn, M. Makkee and J. Gascon. Metal Organic Framework mediated synthesis of highly stable and active Fischer-Tropsch catalysts. Nature Commun 6 (2015) 6451 doi: 10.1038/ncomms7451
  • M. A. Nasalevich, R. Becker, E. V. Ramos-Fernandez, S. Castellanos, S. L. Veber, M. V. Fedin, F. Kapteijn, J.N.H. Reek, J.I. van der Vlugt and J. Gascon. Co@NH2-MIL-125(Ti): Cobaloxime-derived Metal-Organic Framework-based Composite for Light-driven H2 Production. Energy & Enviromental Sci. 8 (2015) 364-375 doi: 10.1039/C4EE02853H
  • T. Rodenas, I. Luz, G. Prieto, B. Seoane, H. Miro, A. Corma, F. Kapteijn, F. X. Llabrés i Xamena and J. Gascon. Metal-organic-framework nanosheets in polymer composite materials for gas separation applications. Nature Materials 14 (2015) 48-55 doi: 10.1038/NMAT4113