Dr. Vladimir L. Zholobenko

Title: Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Forensic Science
Examinations Officer, Forensic Science
Phone: (+44) 01782 7 34352
Email: v.l.zholobenko@keele.ac.uk
Location: Lennard-Jones 0.007
Role: Forensic Exams Officer
Contacting me: First year tutor for Forensic Science
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I was appointed as a lecturer at Keele University in 1998, following postdoctoral research at UMIST (Manchester, UK), Northwestern University (Evanston, US) and N.D.Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry (Moscow, USSR).

vladimir image My research is concerned with catalysis by zeolites and nanostructured materials and spectroscopic methods of their characterisation.

See the Zeolite Research Group website for more information.

Selected Publications

  • Freitas C, Barrow N, Zholobenko V. Accessibility and location of acid sites in zeolites as probed by FTIR and MAS-NMR. Johnson Matthey Technology Review, vol. 62(3). doi> full text>
  • Flores C, Batalha N, Ordomsky V, Zholobenko V, Baaziz W, Marcilio N, Khodakov A. 2018. Direct Production of Iso-Paraffins from Syngas over Hierarchical Cobalt-ZSM-5 Nanocomposites Synthetized using Carbon Nanotubes as Sacrificial Templates. ChemCatChem. doi> link> full text>
  • Kharchenko A, Zholobenko V, Vicente A, Fernandez C, Vezin H, De Waele V, Mintova S. 2018. Formation of copper nanoparticles in LTL nanosized zeolite: spectroscopic characterization. Phys Chem Chem Phys, vol. 20(4), 2880-2889. link> doi> full text>
  • Al-Ani A, Darton R, Sneddon S, Zholobenko V. 2017. Nanostructured Zeolites: The Introduction of Intracrystalline Mesoporosity in Basic Faujasite-Type Catalysts. ACS Applied Nano Materials. doi> full text>
  • Almulla FM, Zholobenko VI, Hi PI, Chansai S, Garforth AA. 2017. Transalkylation of Toluene with 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene over Large Pore Zeolites. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, vol. 56(35), 9799-9808. link> doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Freitas C, Barrow N, Zholobenko V. Accessibility and location of acid sites in zeolites as probed by FTIR and MAS-NMR. Johnson Matthey Technology Review, vol. 62(3). doi> full text>
  • Flores C, Batalha N, Ordomsky V, Zholobenko V, Baaziz W, Marcilio N, Khodakov A. 2018. Direct Production of Iso-Paraffins from Syngas over Hierarchical Cobalt-ZSM-5 Nanocomposites Synthetized using Carbon Nanotubes as Sacrificial Templates. ChemCatChem. doi> link> full text>
  • Kharchenko A, Zholobenko V, Vicente A, Fernandez C, Vezin H, De Waele V, Mintova S. 2018. Formation of copper nanoparticles in LTL nanosized zeolite: spectroscopic characterization. Phys Chem Chem Phys, vol. 20(4), 2880-2889. link> doi> full text>
  • Al-Ani A, Darton R, Sneddon S, Zholobenko V. 2017. Nanostructured Zeolites: The Introduction of Intracrystalline Mesoporosity in Basic Faujasite-Type Catalysts. ACS Applied Nano Materials. doi> full text>
  • Almulla FM, Zholobenko VI, Hi PI, Chansai S, Garforth AA. 2017. Transalkylation of Toluene with 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene over Large Pore Zeolites. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, vol. 56(35), 9799-9808. link> doi> full text>
  • Kharchenko A, Lebedev OI, Zholobenko V, de Waele V, Mintova S. 2016. Formation of Copper Nanoparticles in LTL Nanosized Zeolite: Kinetics Study. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, vol. 120(46), 26300-26308. link> doi>
  • Mendes AN, Zholobenko VL, Thibault-Starzyk F, Da Costa P, Henriques C. 2016. On the enhancing effect of Ce in Pd-MOR catalysts for NOxCH4-SCR: A structure-reactivity study. APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL, vol. 195, 121-131. link> doi> full text>
  • Subramanian V, Zholobenko VL, Cheng K, Lancelot C, Heyte S, Thuriot J, Paul S, Ordomsky VV, Khodakov AY. 2016. The Role of Steric Effects and Acidity in the Direct Synthesis of iso-Paraffins from Syngas on Cobalt Zeolite Catalysts. CHEMCATCHEM, vol. 8(2), 380-389. link> doi> full text>
  • Khalil M, Furness DN, Zholobenko V, Hoole D. 2014. Effect of tapeworm parasitisation on cadmium toxicity in the bioindicator copepod, Cyclops strenuus. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, vol. 37, 21-26. link> doi> link>
  • Manet S, Schmitt J, Imperor-Clerc M, Zholobenko V, Durand D, Oliveira CLP, Pedersen JS, Gervais C, Baccile N, Babonneau F, Grillo I, Meneau F, Rochas C. 2011. Kinetics of the Formation of 2D-Hexagonal Silica Nanostructured Materials by Nonionic Block Copolymer Templating in Solution. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol. 115(39), 11330-11344. link> doi>
  • Manet S, Lecchi A, Imperor-Clerc M, Zholobenko V, Durand D, Oliveira CLP, Pedersen JS, Grillo I, Meneau F, Rochas C. 2011. Structure of Micelles of a Nonionic Block Copolymer Determined by SANS and SAXS. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol. 115(39), 11318-11329. link> doi>
  • Zholobenko VL, Khodakov AY, Impéror-Clerc M, Durand D, Grillo I. 2008. Initial stages of SBA-15 synthesis: an overview. Adv Colloid Interface Sci, vol. 142(1-2), 67-74. link> doi>
  • Adam CD, Sherratt SL, Zholobenko VL. 2008. Classification and individualization of black ballpoint pen inks using principal component analysis of UV-vis absorption spectra. Forensic Sci Int, vol. 174(1), 16-25. link> doi>
  • Li X, Roberts EPL, Holmes SM, Zholobenko V. 2007. Functionalized zeolite A-nafion composite membranes for direct methanol fuel cells. SOLID STATE IONICS, vol. 178(19-20), 1248-1255. link> doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO V, Grillo I, Imperor-Clerc M, Khodakov D. 2007. New Insights into the Initial Steps of the Formation of SBA-15 Materials: an In Situ Small Angle Neutron Scattering Investigation. Chemical Communications, vol. No 8, 834-836. doi>
  • Chou YH, Cundy CS, Garforth AA, Zholobenko VL. 2006. Mesoporous ZSM-5 catalysts: Preparation, characterisation and catalytic properties. Part I: Comparison of different synthesis routes. MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, vol. 89(1-3), 78-87. link> doi>
  • Khodakov AY, Zholobenko VL, Imperor-Clerc M, Durand D. 2005. Characterization of the initial stages of SBA-15 synthesis by in situ time-resolved small-angle X-ray scattering. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol. 109(48), 22780-22790. doi>
  • Khodakov AY, Zholobenko VL, Bechara R, Durand D. 2005. Impact of aqueous impregnation on the long-range ordering and mesoporous structure of cobalt containing MCM-41 and SBA-15 materials. MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, vol. 79(1-3), 29-39. link> doi>
  • Cork SP, Cressey G, Jones RH, Teat SJ, Zholobenko VL. 2004. The dynamic desorption of krypton from the zeolite chabazite. Chem Commun (Camb), 2796-2797. link> doi>
  • Sulé-Suso J, Forster A, Zholobenko V, Stone N, El Haj A. 2004. Effects of CaCl2 and MgCl2 on Fourier transform infrared spectra of lung cancer cells. Appl Spectrosc, vol. 58(1), 61-67. link> doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO V, Durand D, Khodakov AY. 2003. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction–diffusion studies of the preparation of SBA-15 materials. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials , vol. 66, 297-302. doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO V and House ER. 2003. Zeolite-Based Catalysts for Microwave-Induced Transformations of Hydrocarbons. Catalysis Letters, vol. 89(1-2), 35-40. doi>
  • Tang S, McGarvey DJ, Zholobenko VL. 2003. Photooxidation and Dark Thermal Oxidation of 1-butene on Cationic Forms of Zeolite Y. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
  • Tang SLY, McGarvey DJ, Zholobenko VL. 2003. Photooxidation and dark thermal oxidation of 1-butene on cationic forms of zeolite Y: a spectroscopic study. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, vol. 5(12), 2699-2705. link> doi>
  • Zholobenko V. 2003. The HCl experiment: How long is the Hydrogen-chlorine bond?. University Chemistry Education, vol. 7(2), 46-49.
  • Khodakov AY, Griboval-Constant A, Bechara R, Zholobenko VL. 2002. Pore Size Effects in Fischer Tropsch Synthesis over Cobalt-Supported Mesoporous Silicas. Journal of Catalysis. doi>
  • Griboval-Constant A, Khodakov AY, Bechara R, Zholobenko VL. 2002. Support mesoporosity: a tool for better control of catalytic behavior of cobalt supported Fischer Tropsch catalysts. Studies in surface Science and Catalysis.
  • Zholobenko VL, Plant D, Evans AJ, Holmes SM. 2001. Acid sites in mesoporous materials: a DRIFTS study. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. doi>
  • Lukyanov DB, Zholobenko VL, Dwyer J, Barri SAI, Smith WJ. 1999. On the structural, acidic and catalytic properties of zeolite SUZ-4. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol. 103(1), 197-202. link> doi>
  • Holmes SM, Zholobenko VL, Thursfield A, Plaisted RJ, Cundy CS, Dwyer J. 1998. In situ FTIR study of the formation of MCM-41. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-FARADAY TRANSACTIONS, vol. 94(14), 2025-2032. link> doi>
  • Zholobenko VL, Dwyer J, Zhang RP, Chapple AP, Rhodes NP, Stuart JA. 1998. Structural transitions in zeolite P - An in situ FTIR study. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-FARADAY TRANSACTIONS, vol. 94(12), 1779-1781. link> doi>
  • Zholobenko VL, Lukyanov DB, Dwyer J, Smith WJ. 1998. Ferrierite and SUZ-4 zeolite: Characterization of acid sites. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol. 102(15), 2715-2721. link> doi>
  • Zholobenko VL, Holmes SM, Cundy CS, Dwyer J. 1997. Synthesis of MCM-41 materials: an in situ FTIR study. MICROPOROUS MATERIALS, vol. 11(1-2), 83-86. link> doi>
  • MAKAROVA MA, ZHOLOBENKO VL, ALGHEFAILI KM, THOMPSON NE, DEWING J, DWYER J. 1994. BRONSTED ACID SITES IN ZEOLITES - FTIR STUDY OF MOLECULAR-HYDROGEN AS A PROBE FOR ACIDITY TESTING. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-FARADAY TRANSACTIONS, vol. 90(7), 1047-1054. link> doi>
  • ZHOLOBENKO VL, MAKAROVA MA, DWYER J. 1993. INHOMOGENEITY OF BRONSTED ACID SITES IN H-MORDENITE. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, vol. 97(22), 5962-5964. doi>
  • DWYER J, KARIM K, MAKAROVA M, OJO AF, ZHOLOBENKO V. 1993. ACID SITES IN ZEOLITES AND RELATED MATERIALS. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 205, 99-IEC.
  • ZHOLOBENKO V. 1993. N2O DECOMPOSITION OVER DEHYDROXYLATED HZSM-5 ZEOLITES. MENDELEEV COMMUNICATIONS, 67-68. link>
  • ZHOLOBENKO V. 1993. PREPARATION OF PHENOL OVER DEHYDROXYLATED HZSM-5 ZEOLITES. MENDELEEV COMMUNICATIONS, 28-29. link>

Chapters

  • ZHOLOBENKO V, Evans AJ, Tang SLY. 2003. Photocatalysis on Zeolites and Ordered Mesoporous Materials. In Nanocluster and Nanocrystals. Nalwa HS (Ed.). American Scientific Publishers .

Other

  • Zholobenko V, Imperor-Clerc, M, Manet, S, Grillo, I. 2008. SANS study of the mechanisms and kinetics of the synthesis of mesoporous materials from micelles of tri-block copolymers. In . Gedeon, A, . Massiani, P & . Babonneau, F (Eds.). Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis (vol. 174, pp. 805-810).
  • Anderson MW, Egger CC, Tiddy GJT, Casci JL, Zholobenko VL. 2004. Modelling mesoporous materials with analytical functions. RECENT ADVANCES IN THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF ZEOLITES AND RELATED MATERIALS, PTS A - C (vol. 154, pp. 1448-1455). link>
  • Zholobenko VL and Mitchell GP. 2001. Acid Sites In Dealuminated Mordenite. Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal.
  • Zholobenko VL and Stevens CLT. 2001. Butene Isomerisation Over Ferrierite And Suz-4 Zeolite. Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal.
  • Zholobenko VL, Tang SLY, McGarvey DJ. 2001. Photooxidation of 1-butene On Cationic Forms of Zeolites. Proceedings of the 13th International Zeolite Conference, Recent Research Report, Montpellier, 2001, p 27-R-03.
  • Zholobenko VL, Ormerod RM, Evans AJ. 2001. Redox Properties Of Silver Incorporated Zeolites. Proceedings of the 13th International Zeolite Conference, Recent Research Report, Montpellier, 2001, p30-R-07.
  • Dwyer J, Khodakov A, Bates S, Makarova M, Zholobenko V. 1997. Broensted acidity in zeolites. NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETA ITALIANA DI FISICA D-CONDENSED MATTER ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS FLUIDS PLASMAS BIOPHYSICS (vol. 19, pp. 1673-1678). link> doi>
  • Zholobenko V, Garforth A, Dwyer J. 1997. TGA-DTA study on calcination of zeolitic catalysts. THERMOCHIMICA ACTA (vol. 294, pp. 39-44). link> doi>
  • Dwyer J, Zholobenko V, Khodakov A, Bates S, Makarova MA. 1997. Intrinsic and enhanced Broensted acidity in zeolites. PROGRESS IN ZEOLITE AND MICROPOROUS MATERIALS, PTS A-C (vol. 105, pp. 2307-2314). link>
  • Zholobenko V, Garforth A, Bachelin F, Dwyer J. 1997. Pt/zeolite catalysts for hydrocracking: A comparative study on FAU and EMT. PROGRESS IN ZEOLITE AND MICROPOROUS MATERIALS, PTS A-C (vol. 105, pp. 917-924). link>
  • Zholobenko V, Garforth A, Makarova M, Zhao J, Dwyer J. 1995. FAU and EMT zeolite catalysts: Effect of structure and acidity on catalytic performance. CATALYSIS BY MICROPOROUS MATERIALS (vol. 94, pp. 560-567).
  • Zholobenko V, Garforth A, Clark L, Dwyer J. 1995. FTIR study of the acidic properties of substituted aluminophosphates. ZEOLITES: A REFINED TOOL FOR DESIGNING CATALYTIC SITES (vol. 97, pp. 359-366). link>
  • MAKAROVA MA, GARFORTH A, ZHOLOBENKO VL, DWYER J, EARL GJ, RAWLENCE D. 1994. BRONSTED ACIDITY IN US-Y ZEOLITES. ZEOLITES AND RELATED MICROPOROUS MATERIALS: STATE OF THE ART 1994 (vol. 84, pp. 365-372).

Year 1

  • CHE-10018 Chemical Principles for Forensic Science
  • CHE-10019 Introduction to Forensic Science
  • CHE-10021 Forensic Investigation and Analysis
  • CHE-10025 Crime, Scene and Investigation

Year 2


  • CHE-20011 Spectroscopy and Advanced Analysis

Year 3

  • CHE-30011 Forensic Science Team Research Project
  • CHE-30012 Trace Evidence Analysis
  • CHE-30032 Advanced CHemical Analysis
  • CHE-30002/30040 Chemistry Research Project