Dr. Martin Baumgärtl


Catalysis Research Center and Chemistry Department

Technische Universität München

Lichtenbergstraße 4

85748 Garching, Germany



since 2021 PostDoc at the Chair of Technical Chemsitry II TUM
2016 - 2021 PhD student at TUM supervised by Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Lercher
2013 - 2015 Master of Science at Technische Universität München                      
Titel of Master's Thesis "Activity trends in Ga/HMFI catalysts for propane dehydrogenation  ̶  Synergetic interaction of Gallium species and acid sites"
2011 - 2013 Bachelor of Science at Technische Universität München
2002 - 2011 Abitur at König-Karlmann Gymnasium Altötting



In traditional industrial processes that produce hydrogen, heat is generated via fuel combustion. This not only decrease productivity, but it is responsible for approximately 40% of the plant CO2 emissions. Additionally, the inefficient and complicated reactor design results in expensive and difficult to scale down plant configurations. SYPOX has developed a new reactor technology that replaces burners and use electric heating elements to supply the required heat. In this way we drastically reduce CO2 emissions, process complexity, and capital costs.



[1] Surface Effects Determining Transport in Binary Xylene Mixtures. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124.49 (2020): 26814-26820.

[2] Influence of acid sites on xylene transport in MFI type zeolites. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124.7 (2020): 4134-4140.

[3] Understanding elementary steps of transport of xylene mixtures in ZSM-5 zeolites. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123.13 (2018): 8092-8100.

[4] Lewis–Brønsted acid pairs in Ga/H-ZSM-5 to catalyze dehydrogenation of light alkanes. Journal of the American Chemical Society 140.14 (2018): 4849-4859.