Dr. Maxim Zabilskiy


Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

  • Metal-oxides nanoparticles synthesis
  • Advanced tuning of nanoparticle morphology
  • Catalyst characterization by in situ and operando techniques (DRIFTS, UV-Vis, XAS)
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Reaction mechanisms

2017 - present Postdoc, Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland.
2016 Researcher, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2012 - 2016 Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2010 - 2012 Young researcher, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU), Russia.
2005 - 2010 M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU), Russia.

Please refer to my Google Scholar page for the full publication list.
  • Zabilskiy, M.; Djinović, P.; Tchernychova, E.; Pintar, A. N2O decomposition over CuO/CeO2 catalyst: New insights into reaction mechanism and inhibiting action of H2O and NO by operando techniques. Appl. Catal. B Environ. 2016, 197, 146-158.
  • Zabilskiy, M.; Djinović, P.; Tchernychova, E.; Tkachenko, O. P.; Kustov, L. M.; Pintar, A. Nanoshaped CuO/CeO2 materials: Effect of the exposed ceria surfaces on catalytic activity in N2O decomposition reaction. ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 5357-5365.
  • Zabilskiy, M.; Djinović, P.; Erjavec, B.; Dražić, G.; Pintar, A. Small CuO clusters on CeO2 nanospheres as active species for catalytic N2O decomposition. Appl. Catal. B Environ. 2015, 163, 113-122.
  • Zabilskiy, M.; Erjavec, B.; Djinović, P.; Pintar, A. Ordered mesoporous CuO-CeO2 mixed oxides as an effective catalyst for N2O decomposition. Chem. Eng. J. 2014, 254, 153-162.
  • Moreira, M. N.; Ribeiro, A. M.; Cunha, A. F.; Rodrigues, A. E.; Zabilskiy, M.; Djinović, P.; Pintar, A. Copper based materials for water-gas shift equilibrium displacement. Appl. Catal. B Environ. 2016, 189, 199-209.
  • Djinović, P.; Tomše, T.; Grdadolnik, J.; Božič, Š.; Erjavec, B.; Zabilskiy, M.; Pintar, A. Natural aluminosilicates for catalytic depolymerization of polyethylene to produce liquid fuel-grade hydrocarbons and low olefins. Catal. Today 2015, 258, 648-659.