PhD defense of Beatriz Luna Murillo Beatriz Luna Murillo has successfully defended her PhD thesis. Her supervisors were Prof. Bert Weckhuysen and Prof. Pieter Bruijnincx. Congratulations on this achievement!
PhD student Sophie van Vreeswijk received the Best Student Presentation Award at the virtual 2020 Oak Ridge National Laboratory CNMS User Meeting. She used atom probe tomography to image in 3-D the chemical composition of zeolites. Congratulations to the award!
New Porous Catalyst with Ultra-small Fins Facilitates Molecular Transport Thousands of chemical processes used by the energy industry and for other applications rely on the high speed of catalytic reactions, but molecules frequently are hindered by molecular traffic jams that slow them down. Now an entirely new class of porous catalysts has been invented, using
PhD defense of Miguel Rivera Torrente Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) materials consist of metal ions or clusters (usually transition metal ions in alkaline earth ions) bound to multidentate organic ligands that regularly create 3-D networks with micro (or meso) porous cavities. This means that they are often crystalline, although very recently disordered in amorphous MOF materials
Watch here Bert Weckhuysen explain his vision on what is the key to the success of science in a Chemistry Europe movie clip.
PhD defense of Charlotte Vogt On April 18, Charlotte Vogt has successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled ‘Structure Sensitivity in Catalysis’. She has been awarded her doctoral degree with cum laude honors. Congratulations on this great achievement! Structure Sensitivity in Catalysis Supported metal catalysts play a major role in the chemical industry and are essential
PhD defense of Jochem Wijten Jochem Wijten has successfully defended his PhD thesis. His supervisor was Prof. Bert Weckhuysen. Congratulations on this achievement!
Total of four public-private projects granted to Weckhuysen group members within NWO ENW-PPS A public-private consortium led by prof. Bert Weckhuysen and Ward van der Stam (Chemistry), has been awarded an NWO grant for the project “Transforming carbon-rich industrial waste gases of metallurgical plants into valuable products.” Together with Tata Steel, Leiden University and M2i, the researchers will work
ARC CBBC is a unique collaboration between leading academic groups and the industry. This national research centre explores sustainable chemical products and processes that will lead to renewable energy use, lower feedstock consumption and less generation of waste. The consortium is still expanding its research infrastructure and sees opportunities to contribute to the European Green
PhD defense Donglong Fu Zeolites and zeotype materials are heavily used in chemical industry as heterogeneous catalysts for the manufacturing of transportation fuels, chemicals and materials, such as polymers. This interest stimulates continuous research, both in academia and industry, to develop and apply new zeolite materials as well as improved catalytic, adsorption and separation technologies.
Over 100 stakeholders of the Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs) SUNRISE and ENERGY-X gathered on February 5-6, 2020 in Brussels for the kick-off meeting of SUNERGY, a large-scale research and innovation (R&I) initiative in the area of fossil-free fuels and chemicals. Renewable energy experts from academia, industry and policy addressed the current opportunities and challenges
Bert Weckhuysen has been invited by the Faculty of Science of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as by the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) to give lectures and visit the research groups. At WIS he gave the honorable annual 2020 Pearlman Lecture on January 27. He presented his scientific vision on the field