Core team

Yurii Sh. Matros

Founder and Honored President

Dr. Yurii Matros is a recognized authority in the field of chemical reaction engineering. He is a graduate of Odessa Technical University, where he also received his Ph.D. degree. For many years, he served as a Professor and Head of the Department at the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis in Novosibirsk, Russia, where he received the degree of Full Doctor of Science. His forty years of academic and applied research has been focused on the gas-solid fixed and fluidized bed reactors, and on forced unsteady-state processes in catalysis. In the 60-80s he analyzed various levels of mathematical model of catalytic reactors beginning from the reaction process over the catalyst surface to the processes in catalyst pellet and catalytic reactor as a whole. One of the first researchers in the field, he described non-standard patterns of fixed bed reactor behavior, such as wrong way behavior, multiplicity of steady-states and creeping reaction fronts.

Dr. Matros has consistently brought his scientific achievements to industrial practice. In the 70s he commercialized highly efficient reactor for oxidation of methanol to formaldehyde, combining cooled tubes and adiabatic beds. Later on he developed a unique completely adiabatic process of oxidation of methanol for high-capacity plants. In the 1970s and 1980s, he invented reverse flow reactor for various applications. He elaborated scientific understanding, demonstrated the potential of reverse flow reactors and communicated this principle around the world. He guided design and commercialization and has been an unrelenting promoter for commercial reverse-flow reactors for oxidation of SO2 in sulfuric acid production, oxidation of VOC for air pollution control, and selective catalytic reduction of NOx. He was an organizer and chairman of five International Conferences in Unsteady-State Processes in Catalysis.

In his US company Dr. Matros developed the regenerative catalytic oxidizers (RCOs) for VOC and HAPs removal from industrial air pollution sources. He invented the RCO purge system for increasing VOC removal efficiency up to 99%+ and technology for converting regenerative thermal oxidizers to regenerative catalytic. Last, but not least, Dr. Matros led commercialization of more than 100 oxidizers operated in USA, Europe and East Asia.

Grigorii A. Bunimovich

COO

Dr. Grigorii A. Bunimovich has been involved in reaction engineering research for over thirty years. His experience encompasses catalytic reaction kinetics and reactors with fixed catalyst beds. Dr. Bunimovich developed process engineering and design fundamentals and methods of mathematical modeling and simulation of reversed flow reactors. He was a key engineering specialist in Dr. Yurii Matros' team, involved in pilot tests and commercialization of reversed flow reactors for sulfuric acid production and control of volatile organic compounds. Dr. Bunimovich has designed dozens of commercial RCOs. He also developed a procedure for monitoring the RCO performance via catalyst testing.

Grigori has over 40 publications in refereed journals, is a co-authors a chapter in Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis, and holds four U.S. and several foreign patents.

Grigori is a graduate of the Technical University of Tomsk (M. S. in Chemical Engineering). In 1985 he obtained his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Boreskov' Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk, Russia). Since 1993 he has worked at Matros Technologies Inc. in different positions. As of 2017 Grigori owns 100% company shares and serves as Matros Technologies, Inc. COO.

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