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H.C. Genuino, PhD

H.C. Genuino, PhD



1. Advanced biomass catalytic conversion in molten salts. 28th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE), Marseille, France, 6-9 July 2020.

2. Molten salt pyrolysis:  Efficient conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to fuels and chemicals. PYRO 2020, Ghent, Belgium, 29 November-4 December 2020.


  1. Catalytic conversion of biomass to biobased aromatics. 16th Netherlands Process Technology Symposium (NPS), Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 30-31 October 2019.
  2. Chlorine-free oxidation of starch and its derivatives using alkaline H2O2 and water-soluble Fe- and Mn-based catalysts. 12th European Congress on Chemical Engineering (ECCE), Florence, Italy, 15-19 September 2019.
  3. Advanced biomass catalytic conversion in molten salts. 15th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries (RRB), Toulouse, France, 3-5 June 2019.

Scientific journals

1. Tanquilut, M.R.C., Genuino, H.C., Wilbers, E., Amongo, R.M.C., Suministrado, D.C., Yaptenco, K.F., Elauria, M.M., Elauria, J.C., Heeres, H. J. Biorefining of pigeon pea:  Residue conversion by pyrolysis. Energies 2020, 13, 2778 (1-19).

2. Genuino, H.C., van de Bovenkamp, H.H., Wilbers, E., Winkelman, J.M., Goryachev, A., Hofmann, J.P., Hensen, E.M., Weckhuysen, B.M., Bruijnincx, P.C.A., Heeres, H. J. Catalytic hydrogenation of renewable levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone: Insights into the influence of feed impurities on catalyst performance in batch and flow reactors. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2020, 8, 5903-5919.

3. Genuino, H.C., Muizenbelt. I., Heeres, A., Schenk, N.J., Winkelman, J.M., Heeres, H. J. An improved catalytic pyrolysis concept for renewable aromatics from biomass involving a recycling strategy for co-produced polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Green Chemistry 2019, 21, 3802-3806.

4. Genuino, H.C., Valencia, D., Suib, S.L. Insights into the structure-property-activity relationship in molybdenum-doped octahedral molecular sieve manganese oxides for catalytic oxidation. Catalysis Science & Technology 2018, 8, 6493-6502.

5. Genuino, H.C.,* Ftouni, J.,*  Muñoz-Murillo, A., Bruijnincx, P.C.A., Weckhuysen, B.M. Influence of sulfuric acid on the performance of ruthenium-based catalysts in the hydrogenation of levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone. ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 2891-2896.  (*equal contribution)

6. Genuino, H.C., Thiyagarajan, S., van der Waal, J.C., de Jong, E., van Haveren, J., van Es, D., Weckhuysen, B.M., Bruijnincx, P.C.A. Selectivity control in the tandem aromatization of bio-based furanics catalyzed by solid acids and palladium. ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 277-286.

7. Thiyagarajan, S., Genuino, H.C., van der Waal, J.C., de Jong, E., Weckhuysen, B.M., van Haveren, J., Bruijnincx, P.C.A., van Es, D. A facile solid-phase route to renewable aromatic chemicals from bio-based furanics. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2016, 55, 1368-1371.

8. Thiyagarajan, S., Genuino, H.C., Śliwa, M., van der Waal, J.C., de Jong, E., van Haveren, J., Weckhuysen, B.M., Bruijnincx, P.C.A., van Es, D. Synthesis of substituted phthalic anhydrides from bio-based furanics: A new approach to renewable aromatics. ChemSusChem 2015, 8, 3052-3056.

9. Genuino, H.C., Seraji, M., Meng, Y., Valencia, D., Suib, S.L. Combined experimental and computational study of CO oxidation promoted by Nb in manganese oxide octahedral molecular sieves. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2015, 163, 361-369.

10. Njagi, E.C., Genuino, H.C., Kuo, C.-H., Dharmarathna, S., Gudz, A., Suib, S.L. (2015): High-yield selective conversion of carbohydrates to methyl levulinate using mesoporous sulfated titania-based catalysts. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 202, 68-72.

11. Meng, Y., Genuino, H.C., Kuo, C.-H., Huang, H., Chen, S.-Y., Zhang, L., Rossi, A., Suib, S.L. (2013): One-step hydrothermal synthesis of manganese-containing MFI-type zeolite, Mn-ZSM-5, characterization, and catalytic oxidation of hydrocarbons. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 8594-8605.

12. Genuino, H.C., Meng, Y., Horvath, D.T., Kao, C.-H., Seraji, M.S., Morey, A.M., Joesten, R.L., Suib, S.L. (2013): Enhancement of catalytic activities of octahedral molecular sieve manganese oxide for total and preferential CO oxidation through vanadium ion framework substitution. ChemCatChem, 5, 2306-2317.

13. Hire, C.C., Genuino, H.C., Suib, S.L., Adamson, D.H. (2013): Titania condensation using a bio-inspired synthetic block copolymer. Chemistry of Materials, 25, 2056-2063.

14. Özacar, M., Poyraz, A.S., Genuino, H.C., Kuo, C.-H., Meng, Y., Suib, S.L. (2013): Influence of silver on the catalytic properties of the cryptomelane and Ag-hollandite types manganese oxides OMS-2 in the low-temperature CO oxidation. Applied Catalysis A: General, 462-463, 64-74.

15. Poyraz, A.S., Biswas, S., Genuino, H.C., Dharmarathna, S., Kuo, C.-H., Suib, S.L. (2013): Bi-modification of mesoporous silicon oxide by coupled "in situ oxidation at the interface and ion exchange" and its catalytic activity in the gas-phase toluene oxidation. ChemCatChem, 5, 920-930.

16. Genuino, H.C., Dharmarathna, S., Njagi, E. C., Mei, M. C., Suib, S.L. (2012): Gas-phase total oxidation of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes using shape-selective manganese oxide and copper manganese oxide catalysts. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, 12066-12078.

17. Njagi, E.C., Genuino, H.C., King’ondu, C.K., Dharmarathna, S., Suib, S.L. (2012): Catalytic oxidation of ethylene at low temperatures using porous copper manganese oxides. Applied Catalysis A: General, 421-422, 154-160.

18. Qiu, G., Huang, H., Genuino, H.C., Opembe, N., Stafford, L., Dharmarathna, S., Suib, S.L. (2012): Microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of nanosized α-Fe2O3 for catalysts and adsorbents. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115, 19626-19631.

19. Genuino, H.C., Horvath, D.T., King’ondu, C.K., Hoag, G.E., Collins, J.B., Suib, S.L. (2012): Effects of visible and UV light on the characteristics and properties of crude oil-in-water emulsions. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 11, 692-702.

20. Genuino, H.C., Opembe, N.N., Njagi, E.C., McClain, S., Suib, S.L. (2012): A review of hydrofluoric acid and its use in the car wash industry. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 18, 1529-1539.

21. Genuino, H.C., Hamal, D.B., Fu, Y.-J., Suib, S.L. (2012): Synergetic effects of ultraviolet and microwave radiation for enhanced activity of TiO2 nanoparticles in degrading organic dyes using a continuous-flow reactor. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, 14040-14051.

22. Qiu, G., Dharmarathna, S., Genuino, H.C., Zhang, Y., Huang, H., Suib, S.L. (2012): Facile microwave-refluxing synthesis and catalytic properties of vanadium pentoxide nanomaterials. ACS Catalysis, 12, 1702-1709.

23. Genuino, H.C., Espino, M.P.B. (2012): Occurrence and sources of bromate in chlorinated tap drinking water in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 62, 369-379.

24. King’ondu, C.K., Opembe, N.N., Genuino, H.C., Garces, H.F., Njagi, E.C., Iyer, A., Huang, H., Suib, S.L. (2011) Nonthermal synthesis of three-dimensional metal oxide structures under continuous-flow conditions and their catalytic applications. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115, 23273-23282.

25. Njagi, E.C., Genuino, H.C., King’ondu, C.K., Chen, C.-H., Horvath, D., Suib, S.L. (2011): Preferential oxidation of CO in H2-rich feeds over mesoporous copper manganese oxides synthesized by a redox method. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36, 6768-6779.

26. King’ondu, C.K., Iyer, A., Njagi, E.C., Genuino, H.C., Huang, H., Ristau, R.A., Suib, S.L. (2011): Light-assisted synthesis of metal oxide hierarchical structures and their catalytic applications. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133, 4186-4189.

27. Njagi, E.C., Huang, H., Stafford, L., Genuino, H.C., Galindo, H.M., Collins, J.B., Hoag, G.E., Suib, S.L. (2011): Biosynthesis of iron and silver nanoparticles at room temperature using aqueous sorghum bran extracts. Langmuir, 27, 264-271.

28. Genuino, H.C., Njagi, E.C., Benbow, E.B., Hoag, G.E., Collins, J.B., Suib, S.L. (2011): Enhancement of the photodegradation of N-Nitrosodimethylamine in water using amorphous and platinum manganese oxide catalysts. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, 217, 284-292.

29. Huang, H., Chen, C.-H., Xu, L., Genuino, H.C., Garcia-Martinez, J., Garces, H.F., Jin, L., Suib, S.L. (2010): Single-step synthesis of manganese oxide octahedral molecular sieves with large pore sizes. Chemical Communications, 46, 5945-5947.

30. Njagi, E.C., Chen, C.-H., Genuino, H.C., Galindo, H., Huang, H., Suib, S.L. (2010): Total oxidation of CO at ambient temperature using copper manganese oxide catalysts prepared by a redox method. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 99, 103-110.

31. Chen, C.-H., Njagi, E.C., Sun, S.-P., Genuino, H.C., Hu, B., Suib, S.L. (2010): Hydrophobic polymer-coated metal oxide catalysts for effective low-temperature oxidation of CO under moisture-rich conditions. Chemistry of Materials, 22, 3313-3315.

32. Genuino, H.C., Espino, M.P.B. (2010): Ion chromatographic method with post-column fuchsin reaction for measurement of bromate in chlorinated water. Science Diliman, 21, 29-36.

Book Chapters

1. Genuino, H.C., Luo, Z., Mazrui, N., Seraji, M.I., Hoag, G.E. (2013): Green synthesis of iron nanomaterials for oxidative catalysis of organic environmental pollutants. In New and Future Developments in Catalysis. Catalysis for Remediation and Environmental Concerns, First Edition. Elsevier. 41-61 pp.

2. Genuino, H.C., Huang, H., Njagi, E.C., Stafford, L., Suib, S.L. (2012): A review of green synthesis of nanophase inorganic materials for green chemistry applications. In Handbook of Green Chemistry, Volume 8: Green Nanoscience, First edition. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. 217-244 pp.

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