Freddy Rabouw has been awarded 50 k€ for his new KIEM project entitled “Helder rood licht dankzij slimme energieomzetting” (Bright red light thanks to smart energy conversion). He will implement the project together with Seaborough Research B.V., an innovative start-up from Amsterdam in the lighting industry. In this project, the partners aim to design –
We are very proud of Romy for being elected to the University Council as part of the Utrecht PhD Party. We hope that this service will offer Romy an excellent opportunity for her to develop other professional skills during her PhD. Congratulations and we wish you a fruitful University Council membership, Romy!
Chemistry is everywhere. It is in our everyday consumer products. At the same time, it lies at the heart of some of the world’s present-day challenges. To act on climate change and sustainability challenges, the Dutch government, industry and scientists have joined forces to head to a better future. Since 2016, the Advanced Research Center
Together with Kurt Wüthrich, Laurence Rongy and Anne De Wit, Bert Weckhuysen was co-editor of the recently published conference proceeding of the 25th Solvay Conference on Chemistry, entitled ‘Computational Modeling – From Chemistry to Materials to Biology‘. The book highlights the records of the discussions on the current and future perspectives in the field, from chemistry
Great successes at the 22nd Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference (NCCC)! Iris ten Have has received the NIOK Lecture Award for the best presentation for her talk titled “Identifying Aldehyde Functionalities as a Source for Polyaromatics during Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis” with co-authors Alexander P. van Bavel, Adriaan J. A. Duijndam, Robert Geitner, Tianbai Huang, Stephan Kupfer,
PhD student Sophie van Vreeswijk has received a Poster Award during the Faraday Discussions. Her poster entitled “Atom Probe Tomography and Operando Spectroscopy Reveal Nano-scale Compositions, Clustering and Conking Behaviour during the Zeolite-Catalysed Methanol-to-Olefin Process” reported results on reaction mechanisms in catalysis, Congratulations to this achievement, Sophie!
Plastic: chicken or egg of the waste cycle – That’s the topic Prof. Bert Weckhuysen (chair, UU), Jaap den Doelder ( TU/e), Ina Vollmer (UU) and Lonneke Slenders (Ioniqa) will discussed during the MCEC Focus Session at CHAINS 2020. On this occasion, we asked Ina Vollmer about her views on this matter. How could we deal with
Bert Weckhuysen and Florian Meirer are involved in two major European Horizon 2020 projects that are all connected with research into substances that are harmful to our health. A brief impression of the projects is provided below. Risks of microplastics and nanoplastics during pregnancy and early life Roel Vermeulen (AURORA project coordinator) Plastic in the
PhD defense of Suzanne Verkleij Zeolite-based catalysts have many applications in the (petro-)chemical industry and these catalysts are often used in large, meters-high reactors. Zeolites are often a fine powder and if a large reactor is filled with this fine powder, it is difficult to get a gas or fluid through the reactor. For this
PhD defense of Pasi Paalanen Currently, hydrocarbons are used in the vast majority of modern industrial processes leading to the production of transportation fuels, plastics, coatings and other materials. In the foreseeable future the current primary source for these hydrocarbons, namely crude oil from Earth’s crust, will be depleted and new alternatives as a source
Ina Vollmer and Matteo Monai both received NWO’s prestigious 2020 Veni grant. Ina’s research will focus on putting polymers under strain for more recycling gain while Matteo will work on designing robust nickel catalysts for cleaner hydrogen production. We congratulate Ina and Matteo on their wonderful achievements! Putting polymer under strain for more recycling gain
This yearly award (at its first edition) is presented to Italian researchers under the age of 37 who have made exceptional contribution to gas phase catalysis. The award consists of a plate, a prize of 2000 euros and an invited lecture at the University of Bologna. On September 24th 2020, Matteo received the award from Prof.