Andriy Yu. Kapran Candidate of Chemical Sciences,Senior Research Scientist

   Andriy Yu. Kapran

   Candidate of Chemical Sciences, Senior Research Scientist

   Department of Catalytic Oxidative-Reductive Processes

   Ukraine, 03028 Кyiv, prosp. Nauky, 31

  Telephone: 38 (044)525-62-22, 38 (098) 443-91-44



Research interests

Heterogeneous catalytic vapor-phase processes of the conversion of lower alcohols (reforming, carbonylation of methanol) to produce hydrogen as an energy source, industrially important esters (methyl acetate).


Professional experience

1985–1988 Trainee-researcher, Engineer
1988–1991 Postgraduate
1991–1993 1st degree Engineer
1993–1996 Junior Research Scientist
1996–2010 Research Scientist
2010– at present Senior Research Scientist


Scientific and organizational activities

2000–2015 Scientific Secretary of the Department
2021– at present Authorized person to ensure the activities of specialized scientific councils for awarding the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, established at L.V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of Physical Chemistry of NASU



  • – Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Chemical Faculty (1985);
  • – Postgraduate study with a break from production (Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis) at L.V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of Physical Chemistry of NASU (1991);
  • – Candidate of Chemical Sciences (1992).


Scientific awards

  • – Diploma of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Central Committee of the Trade Union of Employees of NASU (2017).

Total number of publications – over 70, including chapters in collective English monographs – 2, articles – 34, patents – 4.

– Identification codes in scientometric databases: Scopus – 6508170272, ORCID – 0000-0002-9371-0292.


List of selected publications

1. Kapran, A.Yu.; Chedryk, V.I.; Alekseenko, L.M.; Orlyk, S.M. Carbonylation of Methanol over Nickel-Copper Based Supported Catalysts. Catal. Lett. 2021, 151(4), 993–1002.

2. Kapran, A.Yu.; Chedryk, V.I.; Alekseenko, L.M.; Yaremov, P.S.; Orlyk, S.M. Production of Methyl Acetate from Methanol in Vapor-Phase Tandem Reactions on Supported Copper-Nickel Catalysts. Theor. Exp. Chem. 2019, 55(4), 258–265.

3. Kapran, A.Yu.; Orlyk, S.M. Hydrogen Production in Methanol Reforming on Modified Copper–Zinc Catalysts: A Review. Theor. Exp. Chem. 2017, 53(1) 1–16.

4. Kapran, A.Yu.; Orlyk, S.N.; Soloviev, S.O. Decomposition of Methanol on ZnO(CeO2, La2O3)-CuO-NiO-Based Monoliths. Reac. Kinet. Mech. Cat. 2015, 114(1), 135–145.

5. Kapran, A.Yu., Orlyk, S.M. Effect of Magnesium Oxide on the Catalytic Properties of ZnO-CuO-MgO/Al2O3/Cordierite in Steam and Steam-Oxygene Reforming of Methanol. Theor. Exp. Chem. 2015, 51(4) 210–215.

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