Chalmers Competence Centre for Catalysis


Open Positions

Spectroscopy for Environmental Catalysis

PhD student position in Environmental Catalysis

Diploma projects

There are new diploma projects available:

Development of desulphurisation unit for fuel cell systems

The influence of sulphur on oxygen carriers

Production of ammonia for passive SCR application

Experimental investigations of ammonia selective catalytic reduction for cleaning emissions from vehicles

Modeling of ammonia selective catalytic reduction for cleaning emissions from vehicles

Emission cleaning from vehicles using heterogeneous catalysis

An experimental study of the role of ceria in a lean NOx trap

An experimental study of the selective catalytic reduction of NOx with NH3 (NH3-SCR) over a silver/alumina catalyst

There are more diploma projects available at KCK. Please contact the responsible persons for further information.


Competence Centre for Catalysis

Catalysis plays a key-role role in improving urban air quality by reducing emissions from stationary and mobile sources. Catalysis will continue to play a crucial role in the exhaust abatement from new types of energy-efficient engines using conventional or alternative fuels. Furthermore, catalysis will most likely be essential in the transformation of the energy system toward more sustainable solutions in fuel production, for increased energy efficiency and in energy conversion processes. Our vision is to contribute, with catalytic techniques, to sustainable transport, energy and environmental systems.

The Competence Centre for Catalysis, KCK,  is since 1995 an interdisciplinary research centre within heterogeneous catalysis at Chalmers. The research is focused on catalysis for emission control with a growing share of energy related catalysis. It is executed in three main programs; Reduction of nitrogen oxides in excess oxygen, Oxidation of hydrocarbons and particulates, Catalytic techniques for sustainable energy systems.

The research programs are closely related with strong synergies, where the common themes are energy, emissions and catalysis. Of special importance for the successful research in the centre is the strong connection between experimental and theoretical activities, the collaboration between different disciplines at Chalmers and the close involvement in the projects by the member companies.

KCK is financially supported by Chalmers University of Technology, the Swedish Energy Agency and the member companies: AB Volvo, ECAPS AB, Haldor Topsøe A/S, Scania CV AB and Volvo Car Corporation AB.

Competence Centre for Catalysis – Chalmers University of Technology – SE-412 96 Göteborg – Sweden