Dr. Stefanie Mizuno

UMTEC Institut für Umwelt- und Verfahrenstechnik

+41 58 257 45 52stefanie.mizuno@ost.ch

Beruflicher Abschluss

  • (2020) Ph.D. Chemical Engineering - Process Development, Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil)
  • (2016) M.Sc. Chemical Engineering - Process Development , Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil)
  • (2013) B.Sc. Chemical Engineering , Educational Foundation of Barretos (Brazil)

Wissenschaftliche Auszeichnungen, Preise

  • (2018) Best student and best research proposal of II Brazilian Synchroton School: Fundamentals and Applications. Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, Brazil.
  • (2013) Mention of honour for research relevance: The use of the tomato plant (Solanum lycopersicum) as a natural detector for 2,4-D herbicide. Institution: Educational Foundation of Barretos (Brazil)

Fachliche Schwerpunkte

  • Power-to-X
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Materials characterization using synchrotron radiation
  • Methanol synthesis
  • Biofuels & Synfuels


  • (2021-current) Scientist at the Institute of Environmental and Process Engineering (UMTEC)
  • (2020-2021) Federal University of Sao Carlos. Institute of Chemical Engineering - Postdoc
  • (2018-2019) Paul Scherrer Institut. Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry (LSK) - Ph.D. Research Internship
  • (2018-2019) Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering (ICB) - Ph.D. Research Internship
  • (2013) São Paulo State Univesity (Brazil). Faculty of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences - Research Internship
  • (2013) Educational Foundation of Barretos (Brazil). Institute of Engineering - Research Internship


  • Stefanie C.M. Mizuno, Siriwan Dulnee, Tássia C.P. Pereira, Ricardo J. Passini, Ernesto A. Urquieta-Gonzalez, Jean Marcel R. Gallo, João B.O. Santos, José M.C. Bueno (2021) Stepwise methane to methanol conversion: Effect of copper loading on the formation of active species in copper-exchanged mordenite, in: Catalysis Today. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2020.11.027
  • Jie Zhu; Vitaly L. Sushkevich; Amy J. Knorpp; Mark A. Newton; Stefanie C. M. Mizuno; Toru Wakihara; Tatsuya Okubo; Zhendong Liu; Jeroen A. van Bokhoven (2020) Cu-Erionite Zeolite Achieves High Yield in Direct Oxidation of Methane to Methanol by Isothermal Chemical Looping, in: Chemistry of materials. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b04223
  • Amy J. Knorpp, Mark A. Newton, Stefanie C. M. Mizuno, Jie Zhu, Hiwote Mebrate, Ana B. Pinar and Jeroen A. van Bokhoven (2019) Comparative performance of Cu-zeolites in the isothermal conversion of methane to methanol, in: Chemical Communications. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CC05659A
  • Mizuno, S.C.M.; Braga, A.; Hori, C.; Santos, J.B.O; Bueno, J.M.C. (2017) Steam reforming of acetic acid over MgAl2O4-supported Co and Ni catalysts: Effect of the composition of Ni/Co and reactants on reaction pathways, in: Catalysis Today. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2017.04.023