Ghent University is awarding an honorary doctorate to Bert Weckhuysen, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysis at Utrecht University. The doctorate is a special honor for his exceptional scientific achievements. The honorary doctorate will be awarded during the Dies Natalis of Ghent University, on Friday, March 22. Professors Veronique van Speybroek and Kevin van Geem of the Ghent Faculty of Engineering and Architecture are honorary supervisors.
“Prof. Bert Weckhuysen is considered one of the founders of in-situ spectroscopy of heterogeneous catalysts,” says Van Speybroek. Van Geem adds: “He has obtained profound, innovative insights into molecular- and atomic-scale phenomena using spectroscopy. His pioneering scientific research not only pushes the boundaries of catalyst characterization but also reveals the secrets of important catalytic processes.”
According to the honorary supervisors, Weckhuysen has long maintained good ties with various research groups at Ghent University, through joint research projects and the exchange of researchers. “The collaboration with the world-renowned Utrecht group is of great value to the research in Ghent on catalysis and sustainable chemical processes,” Van Speybroek claims.
The full press release can be found here.