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.
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
@UniUtrecht‘s new Institute for Sustainable & Circular Chemistry was launched on June 10 with Eelco Vogt as director. We (re)design, synthesize & investigate molecules and materials for circularity and sustainability. The website of the ISCC can be found here.
We show in @ScienceMagazine how different reduction temperatures alter the support-metal nanoparticle interaction. “Metal nanoparticles can interact so strongly with reducible oxide supports that the particle becomes coated with the metal oxide during the initial reduction steps. Monai et al. used scanning transmission electron microscopy and infrared spectroscopy to explore how titanium oxide overlayers
“Catalysts spur the world’s economy, but they still hold many mysteries. “One-third of global gross domestic product relies on catalysts, and yet do we really understand how they operate under working conditions? Absolutely not,” says Charlotte Vogt, an assistant professor of chemistry at the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology.” Charlotte also received the 2023 Beilby medal: