Congrats to Dr. Iris ten Have for an Excellent PhD Defence. Iris explored various spectroscopic methods to differentiate between Co metal, oxide & carbide phases for the conversion of CO/CO2 mixtures into hydrocarbons. Well done, Iris, and wishing you all the best!
Congratulations to Dr. Luca Carnevale for an excellent PhD defense! Luca has developed microreactors for in-situ characterization of single catalyst particles, thereby expanding a.o. the pressure limitations. Wishing you all success, Luca!
On November 17, Professor Bert Weckhuysen was appointed as a Honorary Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering of East China University of Science & Technology (ECUST, China). Professor Xuan Fuzhen, President of ECUST, attended and awarded the Honorary Professorship. The appointment ceremony was hosted by Professor Li Chunzhong, Dean of the School of Chemical
On November 14, 2023, Bert Weckhuysen, was appointed as a Honorary Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering of Tianjin University (China). Gong Jinlong, Vice President of Tianjin University, Professor Fan Xiaobin, Dean of the School of Chemical Engineering, and representatives of teachers and students attended the awarding ceremony. The full press release can be
On November 13, 2023, the Chinese Chemical Society held a ceremony at the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, to confer the Honorary Fellowship to Professor Bert Weckhuysen. Professor Zhao Yuliang, Vice President of the Chinese Chemical Society, presented the certificate to Professor Bert Weckhuysen. The ceremony was presided over by Professor Ma
Congrats to Dr. Ahmed Ismail for a very good PhD defense! Ahmed explored a.o. femtosecond X-ray spectroscopy, thereby making use of a unique X-ray free electron laser, to study metal oxides, splitting H2O in H2 & O2. Wishing you all success, Ahmed!
Congratulations to Dr. Max Werny for an excellent PhD defense! Max has used fluorescence, infrared, electron & X-ray microscopy to investigate the morphology & break-up of olefin polymerisation catalysts. Wishing you all success, Max!
You will find below a new video introducing the Da Vinci project, in collaboration with the Instituut voor Interdisciplinaire Studies (IIS) at Universiteit van Amsterdam. Find out more about the Da Vinci project here.
Congratulations to Dr. Silvia Zanoni for her great defence of her PhD work: “Characterization of Supported Metallocene Catalysts for Ethylene Polymerization” on September 6th. Wishing you all success! This project aimed to a thorough investigation of the support role in the polymerization reaction catalyzed by metallocenes, in order to understand the mechanism behind the significant
Bringing molecules together: Photoredox chemistry squeezed into small pores This research proposal of Bettina Baumgartner aims to make chemical reactions more energy efficient. The goal is to convert CO2 and CH4 into basic chemicals using only sunlight. It is a translation of biological processes that help to convert molecules, such as photosynthesis. Experimental setups based on
“Bert Weckhuysen, Professor at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, is renowned as a pioneering and world-leading expert in researching heterogeneous catalysts. During the 49th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress held in The Hague, The Netherlands, he will be honored with the inaugural Chemistry Europe Award […]” Bert was interviewed by Vera Koester for @ChemistryViews about @ChemEurope, the
Congratulations to Dr. Erik Maris for an outstanding PhD defense. Erik has used fluorescence microscopy to map pore structure & connectivity in porous (zeolite) catalyst materials by monitoring single molecules & carbon dots. Wishing you all success! To reduce our dependency of fossil resources, we have to develop alternative manufacturing processes to produce our materials,