Fatima Ammari | Catalysis Biomass Nanomaterials | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Fatima Ammari, Catalysis Biomass Nanomaterials, Best Researcher Award

Professor at  Université Ferhat ABBAS Sétif 1, Algeria

Prof. Fatima Ammari is a highly accomplished academic with expertise in Chemistry and Catalysis. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry (Catalysis) from Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France, where she conducted research on selective hydrogenation of crotonaldehyde on catalysts based on platinum or palladium supported on zinc oxide or zinc chloride. Her professional journey includes significant contributions to research and teaching, with positions ranging from Senior Lecturer to Professor at the Department of Chemical Process Engineering, Ferhat-Abbas Sétif-1 University, Algeria. Prof. Ammari has also been involved in postdoctoral research projects focusing on automotive depollution, diesel soot oxidation, and hydrocarbon combustion at low temperatures on gold-based catalysts. Her work is well-recognized, with a substantial number of citations and a notable h-index, reflecting her impact in the field of catalysis and chemistry.



  • Ph.D. in Chemistry (Catalysis) – Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France (1999-2002)
  • Title: “Selective hydrogenation of crotonaldehyde on catalysts based on platinum or palladium supported on zinc oxide or zinc chloride supported on: reactivity-structure correlation”
  • Supervisor: Dr. Raymonde Touroude
  • DEA in Transition Metals and Molecular Engineering – Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg 1, France (1999)
  • Chemical Engineering Degree – Ferhat-Abbas Sétif University, Algeria (1998)
  • Winner of the national contest in Chemical Engineering and received a 4-year scholarship in France
Professional Experience:

Prof. Fatima Ammari brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the field of chemical process engineering and catalysis. Her career spans various roles, starting from her tenure as a Lecturer and progressing to a Senior Lecturer and ultimately assuming the position of Professor at the Department of Chemical Process Engineering, Ferhat-Abbas Sétif-1 University, Algeria, a role she has held since July 2018. Prior to her professorship, she served as a Postdoctoral Researcher in prestigious European research projects focused on topics such as diesel soot oxidation and automotive depollution, further enhancing her knowledge and skills in these critical areas. Her extensive contributions to academia and research underscore her commitment to advancing the understanding and application of chemical processes and environmental sustainability.

Research Interest:

Prof. Fatima Ammari’s research interests revolve around catalysis and chemistry, particularly in the context of environmental applications and automotive depollution. She has a strong background in selective hydrogenation processes, catalyst development using platinum or palladium supported on zinc oxide or zinc chloride, and the correlation between catalyst reactivity and structure. Her work also extends to transition metals and molecular engineering. Additionally, she has experience in diesel soot oxidation mechanisms and low-temperature hydrocarbon combustion on gold-based catalysts. Her research aims to contribute to the development of efficient and sustainable catalytic processes for environmental protection and automotive emission control, aligning with her teaching and professional experiences in chemical process engineering.

Publication Top Noted:

Glucose dehydration reaction over metal halides supported on activated charcoal catalysts

  • Authors: Martin, G.D., Lara, B., Bounoukta, C.E., …, Ivanova, S., Centeno, M.Á.
  • Journal: Catalysis Today
  • Volume: 423
  • Pages: 114012
  • Year: 2023
  • Citations: 1

Fabrication of graphene nanoplatelets/MgAl-layered double hydroxide nanocomposites as efficient support for gold nanoparticles and their catalytic performance in 4-nitrophenol reduction

  • Authors: Banou, M., Niu, Y., Ammari, F., …, Palmer, R.E., Tizaoui, C.
  • Journal: Process Safety and Environmental Protection
  • Volume: 174
  • Pages: 891–900
  • Year: 2023
  • Citations: 5

Functionalized Biochars as Supports for Ru/C Catalysts: Tunable and Efficient Materials for γ-Valerolactone Production

  • Authors: Bounoukta, C.E., Megías-Sayago, C., Navarro, J.C., …, Centeno, M.Á., Odriozola, J.A.
  • Journal: Nanomaterials
  • Volume: 13
  • Issue: 6
  • Pages: 1129
  • Year: 2023
  • Citations: 2

Selective hydrodeoxygenation of levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone over Ru supported on functionalized carbon nanofibers

  • Authors: Bounoukta, C.E., Megías-Sayago, C., Rendón, N., …, Centeno, M.I., Odriozola, J.A.
  • Journal: Sustainable Energy and Fuels
  • Volume: 7
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 857–867
  • Year: 2023
  • Citations: 2

Pursuing efficient systems for glucose transformation to levulinic acid: Homogeneous vs. heterogeneous catalysts and the effect of their co-action

  • Authors: Bounoukta, C.E., Megías-Sayago, C., Ivanova, S., …, Centeno, M.A., Odriozola, J.A.
  • Journal: Fuel
  • Volume: 318
  • Pages: 123712
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 9