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Miroslaw A. Derewinski

Catalysis Science
Materials Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K2-57
Richland, WA 99352

Research Interests

  • Fundamental studies of the formation and stability of ordered microporous materials and related solids to design complex catalysts.

Education and Credentials

  • 2002 D.Sc. Chemistry Institute of Catalysts and Surface Chemistry, PAS, Krakow, Poland
  • 1991-1992 Research Fellow, Zeolite Chemistry CNRS, UA 1106 Paris, France
  • 1988-1989 Research Fellow, Zeolite Chemistry CNRS, UA 418 Montpellier, France
  • 1981 PhD Chemical Sciences Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • 1974 M.Sc. Organic Technology Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • 2013-present Senior Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • 2011-2012 Visiting Professor, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • 2011 Visiting Professor, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, Tsukuba,Ibaraki, Japan
  • 2010 Professor, Institute of Catalysts and Surface Chemistry, PAS, Krakow, Poland
  • 2006 Visiting Professor, Laboratoire SIEN, CNRS 7142, Universite P. et M. Curie, Paris
  • 1993-2002 Deputy Director, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, PAS, Krakow
  • 1979-2013 Head of Research Group, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, PAS, Krakow

Awards and Recognitions

  • Member of Council, International Zeolite Association, IZA, 2010-2016
  • Member of Editorial Board, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, since 2010
  • President, European Federation of Zeolite Associations, FEZA, 2003-2006
  • Member of FEZA Council, 1997-2006
  • President, Polish Zeolite Association, 1997-2000
  • Representative of Poland in the Intern. Org. Committee, Pannonian Symposium on Catalysis, 1995-2013

PNNL Publications


  • Liu J., J. Zheng, D. Barpaga, S.R. Sabale, B.W. Arey, M.A. Derewinski, and B.P. McGrail, et al. 2018. "A Tunable Bimetallic MOF-74 for Adsorption Chiller Applications." European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2018, no. 7:885-889. PNNL-SA-129916. doi:10.1002/ejic.201800042
  • Prodinger S., A. Vjunov, J.Z. Hu, J.L. Fulton, D.M. Camaioni, M.A. Derewinski, and J.A. Lercher. 2018. "Elementary Steps of Faujasite Formation Followed by in situ Spectroscopy." Chemistry of Materials 30, no. 3:888-897. PNNL-SA-130041. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04554


  • Prodinger S., H. Shi, S. Eckstein, J.Z. Hu, M.V. Olarte, D.M. Camaioni, and M.A. Derewinski, et al. 2017. "Stability of Zeolites in Aqueous Phase Reactions." Chemistry of Materials 29, no. 17:7255-7262. PNNL-SA-123271. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b01847
  • Prodinger S., M.A. Derewinski, Y. Wang, N.M. Washton, E.D. Walter, J. Szanyi, and F. Gao, et al. 2017. "Sub-micron Cu/SSZ-13: synthesis and application as selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts." Applied Catalysis. B, Environmental 201. PNNL-SA-117975. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.08.053


  • Devaraj A., V. Murugesan, J. Bao, M.F. Guo, M.A. Derewinski, Z. Xu, and M.J. Gray, et al. 2016. "Discerning the Location and Nature of Coke Deposition from Surface to Bulk of Spent Zeolite Catalysts." Scientific Reports 6. PNNL-SA-113562. doi:10.1038/srep37586
  • Gackowski M., E. Bielanska, K. Szczepanowicz, P. Warszynski, and M.A. Derewinski. 2016. "Deposition of zeolite nanoparticles onto porous silica monolith." Surface Innovations 4, no. 2:88-101. PNNL-SA-115505. doi:10.1680/jsuin.15.00023
  • Prodinger S., M.A. Derewinski, A. Vjunov, S.D. Burton, I. Arslan, and J.A. Lercher. 2016. "Improving Stability of Zeolites in Aqueous Phase via Selective Removal of Structural Defects." Journal of the American Chemical Society 138, no. 13:4408-4415. PNNL-SA-113662. doi:10.1021/jacs.5b12785
  • Prodinger S., V.S. Vemuri, T. Varga, B.P. McGrail, R.K. Motkuri, and M.A. Derewinski. 2016. "Impact of chabazite SSZ-13 textural properties and chemical composition on CO2 adsorption applications." New Journal of Chemistry 40, no. 5:4375-4385. PNNL-SA-114645. doi:10.1039/C5NJ03205A


  • Vjunov A., M.A. Derewinski, J.L. Fulton, D.M. Camaioni, and J.A. Lercher. 2015. "Impact of zeolite aging in hot liquid water on activity for acid-catalyzed dehydration of alcohols." Journal of the American Chemical Society 137, no. 32:10374-10382. PNNL-SA-107507. doi:10.1021/jacs.5b06169

Selected Publications



  • Martinez A, E Peris, M Derewinski, and A Burkat-Dulak. 2011. "Improvement of catalyst stability during methane dehydroaromatization (MDA) on Mo/HZSM-5 comprising intracrystalline mesopores." Catalysis Today 169(1):75-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2010.11.063


  • Martinez A, MA Arribas, M Derewinski, and A Burkat-Dulak. 2010. "Enhanced sulfur resistance of bifunctional Pd/HZSM-5 catalyst comprising hierarchical carbon-templated zeolite." Applied Catalysis A-General 379(1-2):188-197. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2010.03.023


  • Pashkova V, E Wloch, A Mikolajczyk, M Laniecki, B Sulikowski, and M Derewinski. 2009. "Composite SBA-15/MFI type materials: Preparation, characterization and catalytic performance." Catalysis Letters 128(1-2):64-71. DOI: 10.1007/s10562-008-9713-0


  • Burkat-Dulak A, V Pashkova, W Pudlo, E Wloch, A Jarzebski, and M Derewinski. 2008. "Nanomaterials with a multimodal pore structure based on the MFI-type zeolite." Polish Journal of Chemistry 82(9):1809-1822.

  • Pashkova V, K Gora-Marek, P Sarv, and M Derewinski. 2008. "Formation and nature of active sites in the FAU-and BEA-composites." Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 174:845-848. DOI: 10.1016/S0167-2991(08)80020-1

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