Yuri I. Pyatnitsky
Yuri I. Pyatnitsky

Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Principal Researcher

Department of catalytic synthesis of single-carbon-based molecules

Ukraine, 03028 Kyiv, prosp. Nauky, 31
Tel.:: +38 (044) 525 65 70
Email: Pyatnitskii.Y.I@nas.gov.ua,yupyat@ukr.net

Research interests

– Kinetics of catalytic reactions;
– Simulating of homogeneous and catalytic reactions;
– Thermodynamics of catalytic reactions;
– Catalytic reactions of partial oxidation;
– Fischer–Tropsch synthesis;
– Oxidative coupling of methane;
– Catalytic reactions of ethanol conversion to valuable products.

Professional experience


1989-at present







Principal Researcher

Head of Department

Senior Researcher

Junior Research Fellow



Education and scientific degrees
1960 – Taras Shevchenko Kiev State University, chemical department.
1964 – Graduate student of the L.V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of Physical Chemistry of NASU.
1965 – Candidate of Chemical Sciences (Ph.D.) in the specialty 02.00.04 – physical chemistry;
1978 – Doctor of Chemical Sciences (Dr.Sc.) in the specialty 02.00.15 – chemical kinetics and catalysis.

– 2018 р. – Order of «Merit of the III stage»;
– 2015 р. – State prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology;
– 2007 р. – Distinction from the NAS of Ukraine «For scientific achievements»;
– 2000 р. – Recipient of the L.V. Pisarzhevskii prize in chemical and technology.

Total number of publications: monographs – 4, chapters in collective monographs – 1; textbook – 1; aricles– above 200, patents – 10.
Identification codes in scientometric databases: Scopus Author ID: 6701667590; ORCID: 0000-0003-3375-5197.

Selected publications

1. Pyatnitsky Y., Dolgikh L., Senchylo L., Stara L., Strizhak P. A two-step strategy of the selective conversion of ethanol to propene and hydrogen. Chem.Pap., 2021, 75, 5773-5779. DOI: 10.1007/s11696-021-01758-w.
2. Dolgikh L.Yu., Stolyarchuk I.L., Staraya L.A., Vasylenko I.V., Pyatnitsky Y.I., Strizhak P.E. Efficient hydrogen production by steam reforming of ethanol over ferrite catalysts. Catal. Petrochem., 2020, 29, 1-10. DOI: 10.15407/kataliz2020.29.001.
3. Dolgikh, L.Y., Stolyarchuk, I.L., Staraya, L.A., Pyatnitsky, Y.I. Steam Reforming of Ethanol on Ferrites. Theor. Exp. Chem., 2018, 54, 349-357. DOI: 10.1007/s11237-018-9580-8.
4. Pyatnytsky YI, Strizhak P E Calculating Equilibrium and Simulating Kinetics of Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions. 2018, https://www.free-ebooks.net/ebook/Calculating-Equilibrium-and-Simulating-Kinetics-of-Heterogeneous-Catalytic-Reactions.
5. Dolgykh L.Yu., Stolyarchuk I.L., Staraya L.A., Vasylenko I.V., Pyatnytsky Y.I., Strizhak P.E. Steam reforming of ethanol over manganese and iron oxides for hydrogen production. Ads. Sci. Techn., 2015, 715-721. DOI: 10.1260/0263-6174.33.6-8.715.
6. Pyatnitsky, Y.I., Dolgykh, L.Y., Stolyarchuk, I.L., Strizhak, P.E. Production of hydrogen by steam reforming of ethanol. Theor. Exp. Chem., 2013, 49, 265-283. DOI: 10.1007/s11237-013-9327-5.
7. Pyatnitskii Y.I., Strizhak, P.E., Lunev, N.K. Kinetic modeling for the conversion of synthesis gas to dimethyl ether on a mixed Cu-ZnO-Al2O3 catalyst with γ-Al2O3. Theor. Exp. Chem., 2009, 45, 325-330. DOI: 10.1007/s11237-009-9101-x.
8. Pyatnitskii Yu.I. Contemporary methods for the direct catalytic conversion of methane (2003) Theor. Exp. Chem., 2003, 39, 201-218. DOI: 10.1023/A:1025797710504.
9. Pyatnitsky Yu.I., Ilchenko N.I., Dolgikh L.Yu., Pavlenko N.V. Methane Oxidative Coupling over SrCoO3-Based Perovskites in Periodic Regime. Top. Catal., 2000, 11/12, 229-237. DOI: 10.1023/a:1027267023850.
10. Pyatnitsky Yu.I., Pavlenko M.V., Ilchenko N.I. Introduction to Non-Linear Kinetics in Heterogeneous Catalysis. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2000.
11. Pyatnitsky Yu.I. Some new approaches to the competitive catalytic reaction kinetics. Appl. Catal. A., 1994, 113, 9-28. DOI: 10.1016/0926-860x(94)80238-6.

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