Prof. Dr. techn.

Johannes A. Lercher

Johannes A. Lercher

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 2008

  • Institute for Integrated Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Department Chemie, Technische Universität München


Research Areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Physical chemistry
  • Materials chemistry
  • Photochemistry
  • General chemistry



Selected Memberships:

  • Academia Europaea
  • European Academy of Sciences
  • International Zeolite Association
  • German Chemical Society
  • German Catalysis Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Selected Prizes:

  • Francois Gault Lectureship, Federation of European Catalysis Societies
  • Kozo Tanabe Award for Acid Base Catalysis
  • Robert Burwell Lectureship of the North American Catalysis Society
  • Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
  • Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology

Selected Publications:

  • Zhao, C.; Kou, Y.; Lemonidou, A. A.; Li, X.; Lercher, J. A. (2009) Highly selective catalytic conversion of phenolic bio-oil to alkanes. Angewandte Chemie (Int. Ed.), Bd. 48, S. 3987.
  • Sedlmair, C.; Seshan, K.; Jentys, A.; Lercher, J. A. (2003) Elementary steps of NOx adsorption and surface reaction on a commercial storage-reduction catalyst. Journal of Catalysis, Bd. 214, S. 308.
  • Bitter, J. H.; Seshan, K.; Lercher, J. A. (1998) Mono and bifunctional pathways of CO2/CH4 reforming over platinum and rhodium based catalysts. Journal of Catalysis, Bd. 176, S. 93.
  • Eder, F.; Stockenhuber, M.; Lercher, J. A. (1997) Brønsted acid and pore controlled siting of Alkanes Sorption in Acidic Molecular Sieves. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Bd. 101, S. 5414.
  • Narbeshuber, T. F.; Vinek, H.; Lercher, J. A. (1995) Monomolecular conversion of light alkanes over HZSM5. Journal of Catalysis, Bd. 157 (2), S. 388-395.