The CAT-People

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Sandy Lama

Telefon: + 49 241 80 - 28 589
Office: 38C 131
E-Mail: Sandy.Lama@CatalyticCenter.RWTH-Aachen.de


Research interests

  • Physical and Green Chemistry
  • Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Catalysis
  • Nanochemistry
  • Catalytic reactions and polymer synthesis
  • Batch and continuous reactions
  • Techniques: NMR, FT-IR, Raman, HR-TEM, SEM, UV/Vis, TGA/DSC, HPLC, GC-TCD/MS/FID, XRD, N2/H2O-physisorption

Curriculum vitae and education


March 2019 - present
Postdoctoral Fellow in the CAT Catalytic Center at ITMC, RWTH-Aachen, Aachen, Germany

October 2018- January 2019
Teacher and coach for Students via Spreaducation, Potsdam, Germany.

October 2015 - October 2018
Ph.D. Student at Max-Planck-Institute for Colloids and Interfaces and in Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany
(Prof. Markus Antonietti and Prof. Helmut Schlaad)
Research topic: Functionalization of Porous Carbon Materials with Heteroatoms and Application as Supports in Industrial Heterogeneous Catalysis

March 2015- August 2015
Research Scientist at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar energy, Freiburg, Germany

April 2014- February 2015
Research Scientist (Master thesis research) at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar energy, Freiburg, Germany (Prof. Dr. J. Lercher and Prof. Dr. T. Nilges)
Research topic: A three-phase investigation of heterogeneous catalyzed Liquid Phase Reforming (LPR) process of lignin

October 2012- February 2015
Joint M.Sc. in Advanced Materials Science at TU & LMU- München and Augsburg University, Munich and Augsburg, Germany

August 2007- June 2011
B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry at Bethlehem University, Bethlehem, Palestine. 


Selected publications


01) Tandem Promotion of Iron Catalysts by Sodium-Sulfur and Nitrogen-doped Carbon layers on Carbon Nanotube Supports for the Fischer-Tropsch to Olefins Synthesis
S. M.G. Lama, J. Lennart Weber, T. Heil, J. P. Hofmann, R. Yan, K. P. de Jong, M. Oschatz Applied Catalysis A: General 2018, 568, 213-220

02) Modification of Salt‐Templated Carbon Surface Chemistry for Efficient Oxidation of Glucose with Supported Gold Catalysts
S. M. G. Lama, Dr. J. Schmidt, A. Malik, R. Walczak, Dr. D. Varon Silva, A. Völkel, Dr. M. Oschatz ChemCatChem, 2018, 10, 2458.

03) Efficiency of Ni Nanoparticles Supported on Hierarchical Porous Nitrogen-Doped Carbon for Hydrogenolysis of Kraft Lignin in Flow and Batch Systems
S. M. G. Lama, J. Pampel, T. P. Fellinger, V. P. Beškoski, L. Slavković-Beškoski, M. Antonietti, and V. Molinari ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2017, 5, 3, 2415-2420

04) Functionalization of Porous Carbon Materials with Heteroatoms and Application as Supports in Industrial Heterogeneous Catalysis
S. M. G. Lama University of Potsdam, 2018


Awards and Scholarships

April 2016
Best poster award, Elsevier and the European chemical Industry council

2012 - 2015
DAAD scholarship during Master study

2007 - 2011
Holy Bible scholarship award during Bachelor study

2008 - 2011
Honors and Deans list awards during bachelor study, Bethlehem University