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Grigoriy Yablonsky, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor of Chemistry


Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia
M.S. in Chemistry, Polytechnic Institute (National University of Ukraine)

Research Interests

Yablonsky’s research interests include heterogeneous catalysis, kinetics of complex chemical reactions mathematical modeling of chemical reactors and technological processes, history and methodology of science.

Publications and Media Placements

Printed Archival Peer-Reviewed Journals
G.S. Yablonsky, A.N. Gorban, D. Constales, V. Galvita and G.B. Marin “Reciprocal Relations Between Kinetic Curves”, EuroPhysics Letters, EPL, 93, (2011) 20004-20007. doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/93/20004

G.S. Yablonsky, M. Olea, G. Marin, “Temporal Analysis of Products: Basic Principles, Applications, and Theory”, Journal of Catalysis, 216, 120-134 (2003). doi: 10.1016/S0021-9517(02)00109-4

J.T. Gleaves, G.S. Yablonsky, P. Phanawadee and Y. Schuurman, “TAP-2: An Interrogative Kinetics Approach”, Applied Catalysis A: General, 160, 55-88 (1997). doi: 10.1016/S0926-860X(97)00124-5

Online Peer-Reviewed Journals
G.S. Yablonsky, and A. Ray, “Equilibrium and Optimum: How to Kill Two Birds with One Stone”, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 6(2008) A36. doi: 10.2202/1542-6580.1568

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers
E. Redekop, G.S. Yablonsky, D. Constales, P.A. Ramachandran, J.T. Gleaves, and G.B. Marin, “Towards Developing a Systematic Strategy for Elucidating Complex Catalytic Mechanisms Based on Transient Pulse-Response Kinetic Data”, International Conference “Mathematics in Chemical Kinetics and Engineering” (MaCKiE-2013), Chennai, India, February 4-6, 2013.

Conference Abstracts
G.S. Yablonsky, E.A. Redekop, D. Constales, X. Zheng, G. Veith, R. Fushimi, G.B. Marin, and J.T. Gleaves, New results in non-steady-state catalyst characterization and mechanism decoding using the Temporal Analysis of Products (TAP) approach“, ISCRE 22 (International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering), Maastricht, Netherlands, Conference, September3-5, 2012.

In Proceedings
Fei Xia, G.S. Yablonsky, and R. Axelbaum, “Numerical study of flame structure and soot inception interpreted in carbon-to-oxygen atom, ratio space”, “Proceedings of the Combustion Institute”, 34, 1 (2013)1085–1091. doi: 10.1016/j.proci.2012.06.043

M. Lazman and G.S. Yablonsky, “Overall Reaction Rate Equation of Single Route Catalytic Reaction”, in “Advances in Chemical Engineering”, 34(2008)47 – 102. doi: 10.1016/S0065-2377(08)00002-1

Conference Posters
D. Constales, G.S. Yablonsky, and G.B. Marin, “The C-Matrix: Augmentation and Reduction in the Analysis of Chemical Composition and Structure”, Internationa Conference “Mathematics in Chemical Kinetics and Engineering” (MaCKiE-2013), Chennai, India, February 4-6, 2013.

G.S. Yablonsky, D. Constales, G. Marin, Grasping Complexity in Chemical Kinetics: Top Down, Bottom Up and Some More…”, 12th 12th Joint European Thermodynamics Conference Brescia, July 1-5, 2013 (Panel, Poster).

Fushimi, R., Gaffney, A., Gleaves, J., Han, S., Shekhtman, S., Yablonsky, G.S., (2008) Catalytic Oxidation Process, US Patent 7,371,883. Books G.S. Yablonsky, V.I. Bykov, A.N. Gorban’ and V.I. Elokhin, “Kinetic Models of Catalytic Reactions”, “Comprehensive Chemical Kinetics”, V.32, Amsterdam-Oxford-New York-Tokyo, Elsevier, 1991.

G.B. Marin, G.S. Yablonsky “Kinetics of Complex Reactions. Decoding Complexity”, J.Wiley-VCH (2011) pp 428. G.S. Yablonsky, “Chemistry for Engineers”, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2012.

Community Work and Service

Previously (1997-2007), Yablonsky was a research associate professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.

Yablonsky is a world-recognized expert in the area of chemical kinetics and chemical engineering, in catalytic technology particularly, which is one of main driving forces of sustainable development. He has authored two monographs and more than 200 peer-reviewed papers on these topics. In March 2010, Yablonsky was granted by the honorary doctor degree from the University of Ghent (Belgium). Guy Marin, of Belgium, who presented Yablonsky during the ceremony, called Yablonsky a “scientific catalyst” and “an inexhaustible source of scientific curiosity, always pushing colleagues towards new challenges and insights.”