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Miroslaw A. Derewinski

Catalysis Science
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


  • Prodinger S, MA Derewinski, Y Wang, NM Washton, ED Walter, J Szanyi, F Gao, Y Wang, and CHF Peden. 2017. "Sub-micron Cu/SSZ-13: synthesis and application as selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts." Applied Catalysis. B, Environmental 201:461-469.  doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.08.053


  • Devaraj A, V Murugesan, J Bao, MF Guo, MA Derewinski, Z Xu, MJ Gray, S Prodinger, and KK Ramasamy. 2016. "Discerning the Location and Nature of Coke Deposition from Surface to Bulk of Spent Zeolite Catalysts." Scientific Reports 6:Article No. 37586.  doi:10.1038/srep37586
  • Gackowski M, E Bielanska, K Szczepanowicz, P Warszynski, and MA Derewinski. 2016. "Deposition of zeolite nanoparticles onto porous silica monolith." Surface Innovations 4(2):88-101.  doi:10.1680/jsuin.15.00023
  • Prodinger S, VRS Vemuri, T Varga, BP McGrail, RK Motkuri, and MA Derewinski. 2016. "Impact of chabazite SSZ-13 textural properties and chemical composition on CO2 adsorption applications." New Journal of Chemistry 40(5):4375-4385.  doi:10.1039/C5NJ03205A
  • Prodinger S, MA Derewinski, A Vjunov, SD Burton, I Arslan, and JA Lercher. 2016. "Improving Stability of Zeolites in Aqueous Phase via Selective Removal of Structural Defects." Journal of the American Chemical Society 138(13):4408-4415.  doi:10.1021/jacs.5b12785


  • Vjunov A, MA Derewinski, JL Fulton, DM Camaioni, and JA 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(32):10374-10382.  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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