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


  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]