Vladimir Galvita is an assistant professor at the LCT. His main research interests have focused on the understanding of the fundamental relationships between the structure and composition of heterogeneous catalysts and their performance. Vladimir Galvita studies reaction mechanisms in order to identify factors limiting the activity and selectivity of catalysts. He has been involved in studies of heterogeneous catalysts for the conversion of methane, light alkenes and alcohols to higher hydrocarbons, dehydrogenation of light alkanes to alkenes and aromatics, catalytic reforming and cracking processes, and combustion reactions. His research interests also include the areas of chemical looping and energy storage processes.