Jan Kopyscinski

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Academic title(s): 

Dr. Sc.

Contact Information
Email address: 
jan.kopyscinski [at] mcgill.ca
Degree(s): 

2010 Doctor of Sciences (Dr. Sc. ETH Zurich)  
Chemical Engineering and Catalysis
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

2005 Diplom-Ingenieur  
Environmental Science and Process Engineering
Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus, Germany

Office: 
4310
Research areas: 
Catalysis
Electrical-to-Chemical Energy Conversion
Energy
Selected publications: 

 

18. A.A. Ross,R. Habibi,J. Kopyscinski and J.M. Hill,Interaction of Potassium and Calcium in the Catalytic Gasification of Biosolids and Switchgrass, Energy & Fuels (2017) DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00972

17. R. Fernandes, J.M. Hill and J. Kopyscinski, Determination of the synergism/antagonism parameters during co-gasification of potassium rich biomass with non-biomass feedstock, Energy & Fuels 31 (2017) 1842-1849.

 

16. S. Islam, J. Kopyscinski, S.C. Liew and J.M. Hill, Impact of K2CO3 catalyst loading on the CO2-gasification of Genesse raw coal and low-ash product, Powder Technology 290 (2016) 141-147.

 

15. J. Kopyscinski, C.A. Mims and J.M. Hill, Formation of CH4 during K2CO3 catalyzed steam gasification of ash-free coal. Influence of catalyst loading, H2O/H2 ratio and heating protocol, Energy & Fuels 29 (2015) 6970-6977. DOI

 

14. J. Kopyscinski, J. Lam, C.A. Mims and J.M. Hill, K2CO3 catalyzed steam gasification of ash-free coal. Studying the effect of temperature on carbon conversion and gas production rate using a drop-down reactor, Fuels 128 (2014) 210-219. DOI

13. J. Kopyscinski, M. Rahman, R. Gupta, C.A. Mims and J.M. Hill, K2CO3 catalyzed CO2 gasification of ash-free coal. Interaction of the catalyst with carbon in N2 and CO2 atmosphere, Fuel 117 (2014) 1181-1189. DOI

12. M.S. Masnadi, R. Habibi, J. Kopyscinski, J.M. Hill, X. Bi, C.J. Lim, N. Ellis and J.R. Grace, Fuel characterization and co-pyrolysis kinetics of biomass and fossil fuels, Fuel 117 (2014) 1204-1214. DOI

11. J. Kopyscinski, R. Habibi, C.A. Mims and J.M. Hill, K2CO3 catalyzed CO2 gasification of ash-free coal. Kinetic study, Energy & Fuels 27 (2013) 4875-4883. DOI

10. J. Kopyscinski, M.C. Seemann, R. Moergeli, S.M.A. Biollaz, and T.J. Schildhauer, Synthetic natural gas from wood: Reactions of ethylene in fluidised bed methanation, Appl. Catal. A 462-463 (2013) 150-156. DOI

9. R. Habibi, J. Kopyscinski, M.S. Masnadi, J. Lam, J.R. Grace, C.A. Mims and J.M. Hill, Co-gasification of biomass and non-biomass feedstocks. Synergistic and inhibition effects of switchgrass mixed with sub-bituminous coal and fluid-coke during CO2 gasification, Energy & Fuels 27 (2013) 494-500. DOI

8. J. Kopyscinski, J. Choi, and J.M. Hill, Comprehensive kinetic study for pyridine hydrodenitrogenation on (Ni)WP/SiO2 catalysts, Appl. Catal. A 445-446 (2012) 50-60. DOI

7. J. Kopyscinski, J. Choi, L. Ding, S. Zhang, B. Ibeh and J.M. Hill, Ni promotion of WP/SiO2 catalysts for pyridine hydrodenitrogenation, Catal. Lett. 142 (2012) 845-853. DOI

6. J. Kopyscinski, T.J. Schildhauer, and S.M.A. Biollaz, Methanation in a fluidized bed reactor with high initial CO partial pressure: Part II - Modeling and sensitivity study, Chem. Eng. Sci. 66 (2011) 1612-1621. DOI

5. J. Kopyscinski, T.J. Schildhauer, and S.M.A. Biollaz, Methanation in a fluidized bed reactor with high initial CO partial pressure: Part I - Experimental investigation of hydrodynamics, mass transfer effects and carbon deposition, Chem. Eng. Sci. 66 (2011) 924-934. DOI

4. J. Kopyscinski, T.J. Schildhauer, and S.M.A. Biollaz, Fluidized bed methanation: Interaction between kinetics and mass transfer, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 50 (2011) 2781-2790. DOI

3. J. Kopyscinski, T.J. Schildhauer, F. Vogel, S. Biollaz, and A. Wokaun, Applying spatially resolved concentration and temperature measurements in a catalytic plate reactor for the kinetic study of CO methanation, J. Catal. 271 (2010) 262-279. DOI

2. J. Kopyscinski, T.J. Schildhauer and S.M.A. Biollaz, Production of synthetic natural gas (SNG) from coal and dry biomass - A technology review from 1950 to 2009, Fuel 89 (2010) 1763-1783. DOI

1.  J. Kopyscinski, T.J. Schildhauer and S.M.A. Biollaz, Employing catalyst fluidization to enable carbon management in the SNG-production from biomass, Chem. Eng. Technol. 32 (2009) 343–347. DOI

Current research: 

Research areas:

  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Reactor design (Optical accessible catalytic plate reactor, micro-channel reactor)
  • Spatially-resolved measurements of gas species, adsorbed surface species and catalyst surface temperature
  • Understanding reaction mechanisms
  • Kinetic parameter estimation and model discrimination
  • Design of energy efficient processes

Processes:

  • Syngas- and CO2- Methanation
  • Power-to-Gas process
  • Hydrogenation
  • Methane conversion
  • Catalyzed gasification

 

Teaching areas: 

CHEE 204 Chem Engineering Principles 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEE 423 Chemical Reaction Engineering 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Coordination

CHEE 456 Design Project 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEE 457 Design Project 2 5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEE 363 Projects Chem Eng 1 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEE 494 Research Project & Seminar 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEE 495 Research Project & Seminar 2 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEE 496 Environmental Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Previous Courses

CHEE 401 Energy Systems Engineering (3 Credits) (2015-2016)

Guest Lecture

CHEM 512 Catalysis, Concepts and App  (3 Credits) (2016, 2017)