Alumni

Egor Vasilievich Fufachev

Chemical Building Blocks from Fermented Wastewater by Chemocatalytic Conversion
September 2019
Thesis supervisors: Prof. P.C.A. Bruijnincx and Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

José Gerardo Moya Cancino

New Insights in the Activation and Deactivation of Cobalt-Titania Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Catalysts
September 2019
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. F. Meirer

Ivan Garcia Torregrosa

Metal-oxide Photoelectrodes fro Water Splitting: Effect of Co-catalyst and Nanostructured Scaffold
September 2019
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Hai Le The

Nanomachining Regular Noble Metal/Ceramic Structures for Catalytic Applications
May 2019, UT (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
Thesis supervisors: Prof. J.C.T. Eijkel, Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Prof. A. van den Berg

Marjolein Velthoen

LEWIS ACIDITY in Cracking and Polymerization Catalysis
May 2019
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Miguel Solsona

SINGLE CATALYST PARTICLE DIAGNOSTICS using Magnetic and Electric Fields
April 2019, UT (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
Thesis supervisors: Prof. A. van den Berg, Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Dr. W. Olthuis

Thomas Hartman

SHINERS (shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy) for Heterogeneous Catalysis
April 2019
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Robin Geitenbeek

Luminescence Thermometry - Fundamentals and Applications
December 2018
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Ana M. Hernández Gimenez

Catalyst Deactivation and Regeneration during Bio-oil Upgrading Processes
December 2018
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Fang Liu

Support Stability and Strong Metal-support Effects in Catalysis
December 2018
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Özgün Attila

Advanced Characterization of Large Zeolite Crystals and Their Use in the Methanol-to-hydrocarbons Process
November 2018
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Naresh Kumar

Development of Tip-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and its Application to Heterogeneous Catalysis Research
November 2018
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Joris Goetze

Operando Spectroscopy on the Reaction Mechanism and Deactivation of MTO Catalysts
May 2018
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Zafer Öztürk

Spectroscopy & Microscopy on the Formation of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks
December 2017
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Ramon Oord

Spectroscopic Insights into Microporous Zeolites for NH3-SCR of NOx and Methane-to-Methanol Activation

December 2017
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Frank Hendriks

Accesibility, Structure and Reactivity of Individual Catalyst Particles Studied by Fluorescence Microscopy
December 2017
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx and Dr. F. Meirer

William van der Graaff

Heterogeneous catalysts for selective conversion of carbohydrates

December 2016, TU/e (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
Thesis supervisors: Prof. E.J.M. Hensen, Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. E.A. Pidko

Sam Kalirai

Advances in X-ray chemical imaging of a single catalyst particle

December 2016
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. F. Meirer

Zoran Ristanović

Zeolite chemistry studied at the level of single particles, molecules and atoms

March 2016
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Robin Jastrzebski

Catalytic C-C bond cleavage for the production of chemicals from lignin

March 2016
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx

Korneel Cats

On the deactivation of Cobalt-based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts

March 2016
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Mustafa al Samarai

X-ray spectroscopy and microscopy of cobalt and nickel in CoMoS and CoNiMoS hydrodesulfurization catalysts

March 2016
Thesis supervisors: Prof. F.M.F. de Groot and Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Dimitrije Cicmil

Selective Oligomerization/Polymerization of Ethylene with Cr-based Catalysts

March 2016
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Joseph Stewart

Towards Green Cyclic Carbonate Synthesis - Hetergeneous and Homogeneous Catalyst Development

December 2015
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx

Matthijs de Winter

Focused Ion Beam - Scanning Electron Microscopy Applied to Electrically Insulating Materials
October 2015
Thesis supervisors: Prof. dr. M.R. Drury, Prof. dr. ir. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. J.A. Post

Carlo Angelici

Ethanol-to-Butadiene Conversion Over SiO2-MgO Catalysts: Synthesis-Structure-Performance Relationships

June 2015
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx

Sophie Wiedemann

Ferrierite-Catalysed Branching of Unsaturated Fatty Acids

March 2015
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx

Ilona van Zandvoort

Towards the Valorization of Humin By-products: Characterization, Solubilization and Catalysis

March 2015
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx

Wenhao Luo

Hydrodeoxygenation of levulinic acid over supported metal catalysts

December 2014
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Evelien van Schrojenstein Lantman

Raman nanospectroscopy of a photo-catalytic reaction

December 2014
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx

Hendrik van der Bij

Phosphatation of Zeolites: A Combined Spectroscopy, Microscopy and Catalysis Study

December 2014
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Jesper Sattler

Propane dehydrogenation on metal and metal oxide catalysts

November 2014
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Qingyun Qian

Catalytic Conversion of Alcohols into Olefins: Spectroscopy, Kinetics and Catalyst Deactivation

February 2014
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. J. Ruiz-Martinez

Peter Spannring

Fe-Catalyzed Oxidative Cleavage of Unsaturated Fatty Acids

December 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. R.J.M. Klein Gebbink, Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx

Dilek Boğa

Aqueous-Phase Reforming of Renewable Polyols for Production of Hydrogen using Platinum Catalysts

November 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx

Clare Harvey

Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Heterogeneous Catalysis Research

November 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. A.J.G. Mank

Annelie Jongerius

Catalytic Conversion of Lignin for the Production of Aromatics

September 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx

Upakul Deka

Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx over Copper-Based Microporous Catalysts

April 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. A.M. Beale

Peter Hausoul

Palladium-Catalyzed Telomerization of 1,2-Butadiene with Biomass-Based Oxygenates

January 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Prof. R.J.M. Klein Gebbink and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx

Luis Aramburo Corrales

Spatiotemporal Spectroscopy of Molecular Sieves: Interplay between Hydrothermal Treatments and the Methanol-To-Hydrocarbons Reaction

December 2012
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Inge Buurmans

Catalyst particles for fluid catalytic cracking visualized at the individual particle level by micro-spectroscopy

December 2011
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Davide Mores

In-situ micro-spectroscopy on coke formation processes in zeolites

December 2011
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Bart Hereijgers

Selective Aerobic Oxidation of Hydrocarbons over Supported Gold Catalysts

November 2011
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Lukasz Karwacki

Internal architecture and molecular transport barriers of large zeolite crystals

December 2010
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Nadzeya Beznis

Co and Cu ZSM-5 zeolites for the direct production of oxygenates from methane and oxygen

November 2010
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. J.H. Bitter

Emiel de Smit

Iron-based Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis : new insights from in-situ (micro)spectroscopy, diffraction and theory

November 2010
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Prof. F.M.F. de Groot

Pieter de Peinder

Characterization and Classification of Crude Oils Using a Combination of Spectroscopy and Chemometrics

December 2009
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and  Dr. T. Visser

Marianne Kox

Spatial Heterogeneities Within an Individual Catalyst Particle as Revealed by In-Situ Micro-Spectroscopy
November 2009
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Letitia Espinosa Alonso

Space and Time Resolved Spectroscopy During the Preparation of Hydrogenation Catalyst Bodies

November 2009
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. A.M. Beale

Muriel Lepage

Support and promoter effects in automotive exhaust catalysis

June 2009
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. T. Visser

Elena Parvulescu

New mechanistic insight into the gold-based propene epoxidation

May 2009
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. T.A. Nijhuis

Ingmar Swart

Adsorption of CO and H2 on Transition Metal Clusters : insights from Vibrational Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory
October 2008
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Prof. F.M.F. de Groot and Dr. A. Fielicke

Alwies van der Heijden

Conversion of chlorinated waste streams from the production of polyvinyl chloride over La-based catalysts
May 2008
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Daniel Radu

Creation of α-oxygen during the N2O decomposition over Mn-ZSM-5

October 2007
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Prof. F.M.F. de Groot

Jaap Bergwerff

Spatially resolved spectroscopy on the preparation of CoMo/Al2O3 hydrodesulphurization catalysts

March 2007
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. T. Visser

Pieter Bruijnincx

Structural and Functional Models of Non-Heme Iron Enzymes : A Study of the 2-His-1-Carboxylate Facial Triad Structural Motif

January 2007
Thesis supervisors: Prof. G. van Koten, Prof. R.J.M. Klein Gebbink and Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen

Joost van Lingen

A comprehensive model for the supported vanadium oxide catalyst: The umbrella model

November 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Dr. J.H. van Lenthe and Dr. O.L.J. Gijzeman

Cristina Nenu

Controlled assembly of a Cr-based heterogeneous single-site ethylene trimerisation catalyst

November 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P. Bodart

Daphne Keller

X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Supported Vanadium Oxide Catalysts

November 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Prof. D.C. Koningsberger, Dr. F.M.F. de Groot and Dr. T. Visser

Stan Tinnemans

Combined operando Raman/ UV-Vis-NIR specrocsopy as a tool to study supported metal oxide catalysts at work

June 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Dr. T.A. Nijhuis and Dr. T. Visser

Fernando Morales Cano

Manganese Promotion in Titania-Supported Cobalt Fischer-Tropsch Catalysis

April 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Prof. F.M.F. de Groot

Gerbrand Mesu

Host-Guest Chemistry of Cu2+/Histidine Complexes in Molecular Sieves

May 2005
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. T. Visser

Willem Heijboer

New Frontiers in X-ray Spectroscopy of FeZSM-5

April 2005
Thesis supervisors: Prof. D.C. Koningsberger, Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Prof. F.M.F. de Groot