Ana C. Alba-Rubio

(Jointly supervised with Prof. Dumesic)

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry/Heterogeneous Catalysis
Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (CSIC)
and Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

B.S. Chemical Engineering
University of Málaga, Spain

4703 Engineering Hall
608-265-2519
alba@wisc.edu

Publications:

  1. Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide Over Au–Pd Catalysts Prepared by Electroless Deposition”, A. C. Alba-Rubio, A. Plauck, E. E. Stangland, M. Mavrikakis, J. A. Dumesic, Catalysis Letters . [DOI] 
  2. Pore structure and bifunctional catalyst activity of overlayers applied by atomic layer deposition on copper nanoparticles”, A.C. Alba-Rubio, B.J. O’Neill, F. Shi, C. Akatay, C. Canlas, T. Li, R. Winans, J.W. Elam, E.A. Stach, P.M. Voyles, J.A. Dumesic, ACS Catalysis 4, 1554 (2014). [DOI] 
  3. Poly-(styrene sulphonic acid): An acid catalyst from polystyrene waste for reactions of interest in biomass valorization”, N. Alonso-Fagúndez, V. Laserna, A.C. Alba-Rubio, M. Mengibar, A. Heras, R. Mariscal, M. López Granados, Catalysis Today (2014).  [DOI] 
  4. Formic acid decomposition on Au catalysts: DFT, Microkinetic modeling, and Reaction kinetics experiments”, S. Singh, S. Li, R. Carrasquillo-Flores, A.C. Alba-Rubio, J.A. Dumesic, M. Mavrikakis, AIChE Journal 60(4), 1303 (2014). [DOI] 
  5. Stabilization of copper catalysts for liquid-phase reactions by atomic layer deposition”, B.J. O’Neill, D.H.K. Jackson, A.J. Crisci, C.A. Farberow, F. Shi, A.C. Alba-Rubio, J. Lu, P.J. Dietrich, X. Gu, C.L. Marshall, P.C. Stair, J.W. Elam, J.T. Miller, F.H. Ribeiro, P.M. Voyles, J. Greeley, M. Mavrikakis, S.L. Scott, T.F. Kuech, J.A. Dumesic,Angewandte Chemie International 52, 13808 (2013). [DOI] 
  6. Structural and Surface study of calcium glyceroxide, an active phase for biodiesel production under heterogeneous catalysis”, L. León-Reina, A. Cabeza, J. Rius, P. Maireles-Torres, A.C. Alba-Rubio, M. López Granados, Journal of Catalysis 300, 30 (2013). [DOI] 
  7. A new and efficient procedure for removing calcium soaps in biodiesel obtained using CaO as a heterogeneous catalyst”, A.C. Alba-Rubio, M.L. Alonso Castillo, M.C.G. Albuquerque, R. Mariscal, C.L. Cavalcante Jr., M. López Granados,  Fuel 95, 464 (2012). [DOI] 
  8. Poly(styrenesulphonic) acid: na active and reusable acid catalyst soluble in polar solvents”, M. López Granados, A.C. Alba-Rubio, I. Sádaba, R. Mariscal, I. Mateos-Aparicio, A. Heras, Green Chemistry 13, 3203 (2011).[DOI] 
  9. Surface chemical promotion of Ca oxide catalysts in biodiesel production reaction by the addition of monoglycerides, diglycerides and glycerol”, M. López Granados, A.C. Alba-Rubio, F. Vila, D. Martín Alonso, R. Mariscal, Journal of Catalysis 276, 229 (2010). [DOI] 
  10. Deactivation of organosulphonic acid functionalized silica catalysts during biodiesel synthesis”, A.C. Alba-Rubio, F. Vila, D. Martín Alonso, M. Ojeda, R. Mariscal, M. López Granados, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 95, 279 (2010). [DOI] 
  11. Heterogeneous transesterifiaction processes by using CaO supported on zinc oxide as basic catalysts”, A.C. Alba-Rubio, J. Santamaría-González, J. Mérida-Robles, R. Moreno-Tost, D. Martín Alonso, A. Jiménez-López, P. Maireles-Torres, Catalysis Today 149, 271 (2010). [DOI] 
  12. Transesterification of triglycerides by CaO: increase of the reaction rate by biodiesel addition”, M. López Granados, D. Martín Alonso, A.C. Alba-Rubio, R. Mariscal, M. Ojeda, P. Brettes, Energy&Fuels 23, 2259 (2009).[DOI]