Ayesha Abdulla Alkhoori is a PhD student in Prof. Kyriaki Polychronopoulou’s group. She works as a full-time student under the Center of Catalysis and Separation (CeCaS). Alkhoori is majoring in Materials Science and Engineering. Her PhD thesis is focused on developing materials for hydrocarbon
transformations coupling catalysis and separation. Ayesha gave two oral presentations in the 3rd ANQUE-ICCE International Congress of Chemical Engineering, which took place in Santander (Spain) from June 19th to 21st, 2019. The first talk titled “Improving Metal Oxide Catalysts for Biogas Dry Reforming: Coupling of Mechanochemical Modification with Enhanced Microwave Chemistry”. This research investigated the microstructure tailoring of ceria-based catalysts for dry reforming of methane reaction. Where the second presentation shed light on copper-ceria nanomaterials as catalysts for low temperature hydrogen purification and carbon monoxide capturing in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC).
This international congress is a reference for researchers in the field of chemical engineering and chemistry applied to the industry. Alkhoori had the opportunity to exchange up-to-date information and connect with researchers and experts from different universities and countries.