Dr. Vitaly Sushkevich


Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Surface chemistry
  • Zeolites
  • Reaction mechanisms
  • FTIR
  • NMR spectroscopy
2016 - present Postdoc, Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
2010 - 2016 Researcher/Project Manager, LLC "Unisit"
2013 - 2016 Junior Scientist, group of Prof. Irina Ivanova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
2010 - 2013 Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and Catalysis, Prof. Irina Ivanova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 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.
  • V.L. Sushkevich, D. Palagin, M. Ranocchiari, and J. A. van Bokhoven, “Selective anaerobic oxidation of methane enables direct synthesis of methanol”, Science, 356 (2017) 523-527.
  • V.L. Sushkevich, I.I. Ivanova, E. Taarning, «Ethanol Conversion into Butadiene over Zr-containing Molecular Sieves Doped with Silver» Green Chem. 17 (2015) 2552-2559.
  • V.L. Sushkevich, D. Palagin, I.I. Ivanova, «With Open Arms: Open Sites of ZrBEA Zeolite Facilitate Selective Synthesis of Butadiene from Ethanol» ACS Catal., 5 (2015) 4833-4836.
  • V.L. Sushkevich, A. Vimont, A. Travert, I.I. Ivanova, «Spectroscopic Evidence for Open and Closed Lewis Acid Sites in ZrBEA Zeolites» J. Phys. Chem. C, 119 (2015) 17633-17639.
  • V.L. Sushkevich, I.I. Ivanova, S. Tolborg, E. Taarning, «Meerwein–Ponndorf–Verley–Oppenauer reaction of crotonaldehyde with ethanol over Zr-containing catalysts» J. Catal., 316 (2014) 121-129.
  • V.L. Sushkevich, I.I. Ivanova, V.V. Ordomsky, E. Taarning, «Design of a Metal-Promoted Oxide Catalyst for the Selective Synthesis of Butadiene from Ethanol» ChemSusChem, 9 (2014) 2527-2536.
  • V.V. Ordomsky, M. Cai, V. Sushkevich, S. Moldovan, O. Ersen, C. Lancelot, V. Valtchev, A.Y. Khodakov, «The role of external acid sites of ZSM-5 in deactivation of hybrid CuZnAl/ZSM-5 catalyst for direct dimethyl ether synthesis from syngas», Appl. Catal. A: Gen., 486 (2014) 266-275.
  • V.L. Sushkevich, I.I. Ivanova, E. Taarning, «Mechanistic Study of Ethanol Dehydrogenation over Silica-Supported Silver» ChemCatChem, 5 (2013) 2367-2373.
  • V.V. Ordomsky, V.L. Sushkevich, J.C. Schouten, J. van der Schaaf, T.A. Nijhuis, «Glucose dehydration to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural over phosphate catalysts» J. Catal., 300 (2013) 37-46.
  • V.V. Ordomsky, V.L. Sushkevich, I.I. Ivanova, «Study of acetaldehyde condensation chemistry over magnesia and zirconia supported on silica», J. Mol. Catal. A, 333 (2010) 85-93.