Dr. Mihaela Diana Lazar

Scientific Researcher I


Department: Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography and Applied Physics
Research Team: Porous Materials and Carbon Nanostructures

Phone: (+40)264-584037, int. 129
Office: Building A, Room A1.11
E-mail: diana.lazar[at]itim-cj[dot]ro

Research Interests and Expertise

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis, Green Energy, Environmental Catalysis
  • Preparation of supported metal catalysts using various methods: impregnation, coprecipitation, deposition-precipitation, sol-gel technique
  • Preparation and characterization of metal nanoparticles – graphene composites
  • Porous materials characterization (including supported catalysts); determination of: total surface area and porosity (BET method) metal surface area and dispersion (chemisorption), particles size (TEM, XRD)
  • Determination of catalytic parameters (activity, selectivity, deactivation rate, carbon deposition, re-activation) in heterogeneous catalytic processes (hydrogenations, reformation, CO2 methanation etc)
  • Surface reactions: temperature-programmed desorption (TPD), temperature-programmed reduction (TPR), temperature-programmed oxidation (TPO)
  • Catalytic reactions involving nanostructured carbon based catalysts
  • Catalytic aplications of MOF structures


PhD in Chemistry 2010 – Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania