Team members

Head of the group - Distinguished university professor


prof. dr. ir. Bert Weckhuysen

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.82
+31 30 253 4328
B.M.Weckhuysen@uu.nl

The central research theme of the Weckhuysen group is the development of structure-activity relationships and expert systems in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and materials science with special emphasis on the development and use of advanced in situ characterization techniques.

Full, associate and assistant professors


dr. Eline Hutter

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University

Room - Vening Meinesz-C
E.M.Hutter@uu.nl

It fascinates me how much energy is provided by (sun-)light, and I am curious to find out how we can use the interactions between materials and light to e.g. store >

dr. Florian Meirer

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University

Room - David de Wied 4.86
F.Meirer@uu.nl

My research focuses on developing and applying spectro-microscopic techniques to obtain insights about nanoscale processes, which is critical towards understanding how advanced functional materials operate. Ideally, the analysis is carried >

dr. Matteo Monai

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University

Room - Vening Meinesz-B 4.44
M.Monai@uu.nl

My research focuses on structure-activity relationships in nanostructured heterogeneous catalysts for small molecules activation (e.g. CO2 hydrogenation, dry methane reforming) and biomass conversion. My aim is to obtain fundamental insights >

dr. Freddy Rabouw

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University

Room - Leonard S. Ornstein Laboratorium 0.21
F.T.Rabouw@uu.nl

Freddy Rabouw develops advanced optical microscopy and spectroscopy methods on the single-molecule level to study individual reaction events with high spatial and temporal resolution simultaneously. The current focus is on >

dr. Ward van der Stam

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University

Room - David de Wied 4.88
W.vanderStam@uu.nl

The electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 into hydrocarbon fuels, like methane or ethylene, is regarded as one of the best methods to address one of the main current environmental issues: reducing the CO2 footprint >

prof. dr. Eelco Vogt

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University

Room - David de Wied 4.80
E.T.C.Vogt@uu.nl

I am interested in the fundamental understanding of large refinery processes at molecular level, using spectroscopy, microscopy and theoretical modeling. We will need this fundamental knowledge to develop new and >

dr. Ina Vollmer

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University

Room - David de Wied 5.88
I.Vollmer@uu.nl

She wants to tackle the problem of plastic waste by developing better spectroscopic and microscopic methods to analyze various plastic samples and by developing chemical recycling pathways. The second part >

Postdoctoral fellows


dr. Bettina Baumgartner

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-B 4.44
B.Baumgartner@uu.nl

In this project, I will bring together photoactive metal-organic frameworks with operando ATR spectroscopy to study the photoconversion of CO2 into value-added chemicals such as formic acid, methanol or methane. >

dr. Yadolah Ganjkhanlou

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.76
Y.Ganjkhanlou@uu.nl

Knowledge about the active sites of a heterogeneous catalyst and their accessibility is crucial for understanding the catalytic performance of specific material. In this project, we will try to couple >

dr. Nina Genz

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.76
N.S.Genz@uu.nl

During her postdoctoral research, Nina will focus on CO2 hydrogenation. Here, she will explore the influence of varying structural properties on the catalytic performance of Ni/SiO2 catalysts. For gaining insight >

dr. Sepideh Hadidimasouleh

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.76 & Vening Meinesz-C, 2.26
R.Hadidimasouleh@uu.nl

The purpose of my project is to characterize micro-nano plastics (MNPs) in solution and use the obtained knowledge to track MNPs in human samples, especially blood. This project is part >

dr. Thomas Hartman

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.88
T.Hartman@uu.nl

In this work, plasmonic nanostructures are implemented to make Raman spectroscopy into a surface-sensitive technique for the study of adsorbates on a catalyst surface. In particular, Au and Ag nanoparticles >

dr. Laurens Mandemaker

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
L.D.B.Mandemaker@uu.nl

In this project, we will focus on the physico-chemical processes of crystalline catalytic solids, like Metal-organic Frameworks and zeolites. Using advanced in-situ Scanning Probe Microscopy techniques, like liquid-phase Atomic Force >

dr. Loreta Angela Muscarella

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University

L.A.Muscarella@uu.nl

In recent years, halide perovskites have emerged as intriguing materials for water splitting, CO2 reduction, and N2 fixation. Within this class of materials, layered 2D perovskites exhibit higher stability compared >

Nikolaos Nikolopoulos

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
N.Nikolopoulos@uu.nl

SOCRATES EU MSCA-ETN develops game-changing technology combinations: 1) to extract metals from distinct industrial-process residues, 2) to recover the metals from the extraction process, 3) to valorise the residual matrix >

dr. Chunning Sun

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C 2.27
C.Sun@uu.nl

During my postdoctoral research, I will focus on the conversion of undesired chlorinated products into value-added chemicals. Stable catalysts will be developed to enable selective conversion. Meanwhile, operando Raman spectroscopy >

dr. Yaqi Wu

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.88
Y.Wu1@uu.nl

My research focuses on designing and developing materials for gas adsorption and separation based on in situ adsorption study, spectroscopic and microscopic tools. Materials, including metal-organic frameworks and zeolites, are >

PhD candidates


Tjom Arens

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Leonard S. Ornstein Laboratorium 0.56
T.Arens@uu.nl

In the future, the sun will be the most important source of energy for a sustainable society. However, current technologies do not convert all colors of the solar spectrum equally efficiently >

Mariangela Biggiero

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University

M.Biggiero@uu.nl

As a pioneer in the industry of renewable and sustainable chemistry, Avantium patented the Indium-Bismuth catalyst for formate production. Understanding the catalytic behavior of these metals as single catalysts and >

Jelle Bos

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
J.W.Bos@uu.nl

Investigation and optimization of the iso-oleic acid hydrogenation process by coupled in-situ spectroscopies and bifunctional catalysis Promotors: Prof. dr. ir. B. M. Weckhuysen & Prof. dr. E.T.C. Vogt Sponsors: Croda, >

En Chen

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
E.Chen@uu.nl

My research focuses on the chemical recycling of plastics. I aim to develop a novel strategy to break down polyolefin backbone under mild reaction conditions. I am focusing on the >

Joren Dorresteijn

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
J.M.Dorresteijn@uu.nl

His project is a collaboration with Total entitled ‘Synthesis, characterization & fragmentation behavior of porous metallocene supports for the production of impact copolymers of polypropylene.’

Adriaan Duijndam

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C, 2.26
A.J.A.Duijndam@uu.nl

Recently, the environmental presence of micro- and nanoplastics (MNP), which are plastic particles with a size of

Albaraa Falodah

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
A.S.M.Falodah@uu.nl

Better olefin polymerization catalysts are needed in our quest for polymers with superior properties and better recyclability.  Metallocene catalysts hold great promises that are yet to be fulfilled. A major >

Sofie Ferwerda

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C
S.Ferwerda@uu.nl

My project, which is part of ARC CBBC and in collaboration with BASF, will focus on dry reforming of methane (DRM), in which greenhouse gasses CH4 and CO2 are converted >

Yannick Geertzema

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
Y.G.Geertzema@uu.nl

Imines are important precursors for the production of amines, chemical buildings blocks used in plastics, pharmaceuticals and agriculture. Although the hydrogenation reaction from imines to primary amines is straightforward, the >

Mirjam de Graaf

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C, 2.08
M.E.deGraaf1@uu.nl

Mirjam de Graaf is PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Weckhuysen and Dr. Eline Hutter. Her research focuses on developing a coating for the removal of harmful and/or odorous >

Daan Groefsema

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
D.W.Groefsema@uu.nl

The focus of Daan's project is the (further) development of Luminescence Thermometry and shell-isolated nanoparticle enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SHINERS), ultimately leading to a widely applicable analytical toolset for operando spectroscopy >

Sebastian Haben

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
S.Haben@uu.nl

Through the utilization and development of various spectroscopic techniques, I aim to investigate the methane dehydro-aromatization (MDA) reaction using metal-modified zeolites as solid catalysts. This project is part of the ARC >

Iris ten Have

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
I.C.tenHave@uu.nl

Due to depletion of fossil fuel reserves, there is an increasing interest in production technologies that offer an alternative. The synthesis of synthetic fuels from syngas (CO/H2 mixtures), also known >

Adrian Hergesell

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
A.H.Hergesell@uu.nl

The unsatisfactory recycling rate of plastic waste is an urgent problem which we need to overcome on our way to a sustainable society. Hence, suitable technologies for the conversion of >

Christia Jabbour

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
C.Jabbour@uu.nl

Her project will be focused on using recently acquired photoinduced force microscopy (PiFM) to chemically image metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). In the first phase, focus will be directed towards the synthesis >

Thimo Jacobs

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
T.S.Jacobs@uu.nl

One of the largest CO2 emitting industries is the metallurgical industry, including steel producers. Tata Steel recently developed a new process, called HIsarna, in which the CO2 emissions are reduced >

Michael Jenks

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
M.J.F.Jenks@uu.nl

My PhD project is going to focus on developing approaches that are able to tackle the challenges plastic waste represents for a circular economy. Since 2014, up to 30 % >

Huygen Jöbsis

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C 2.08
H.J.Jobsis@uu.nl

Metal halide perovskite (MHP) semiconductors, such as methylammonium lead iodide (MAPbI3), have recently received tremendous attention in materials science, as these have yielded high efficiency solar cells, X-ray detectors and >

Bram Kappé

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C 2.08
B.T.Kappe@uu.nl

Bram’s project is part of ARC CBBC, and in collaboration with BASF Bram will investigate structure sensitivity in nickel catalyzed (de)hydrogenation reactions, such as CO2 methanation. To study structure sensitivity, >

Joris Koek

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
J.G.Koek@uu.nl

Raman spectroscopy is a powerful method for solid catalyst characterization under operando conditions. In recent years Shell isolated Raman spectroscopy (SHINERS) has attracted interest as it improves on SERS by >

Jelle Kranenborg

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C 2.10
J.Kranenborg@uu.nl

It was recently estimated that about 99% of the plastic in the ocean remains undetected [1]. Much of this missing plastic is hypothesized to be the result of plastic degradation >

Joyce Kromwijk

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
J.J.G.Kromwijk@uu.nl

The goal of this project is to investigate two solid catalysts for a two-staged thermochemical CO2 hydrogenation reaction: CO2 will be converted into methane and subsequently into aromatics. An autothermal >

Nicolette Maaskant

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C 2.08
D.N.Maaskant@uu.nl

Efficient valorisation of CO2 through e.g. CO2 hydrogenation reactions is needed to create a circular and sustainable CO2 economy.1  A possible route towards improving catalysis for CO2 hydrogenation is by >

Mark Mangnus

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Leonard S. Ornstein Laboratorium 0.18
M.J.J.Mangnus@uu.nl

Most common catalyst particles are host to a complex network of pores and a substantial fraction of their actives sites may be embedded deep within. It is not always straightforward >

Erik Maris

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
J.J.E.Maris@uu.nl

Rational catalyst design is the holy grail of modern catalysis, which requires a thorough understanding of structure-performance relationships. Micro- and spectroscopy plays a pivotal role in the study of these >

Rafael Mayorga González

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 5th floor study area
R.MayorgaGonzalez1@uu.nl

The efficiencies of heterogeneous catalysts could be dramatically improved by rational design. One of the prerequisites for this is a better understanding of the diffusion processes in hierarchical porous structures. >

Angela Melcherts

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area / Vening Meinesz-C
A.E.M.Melcherts@uu.nl

Angela will focus on understanding the thermocatalytic conversion of CO2 into valuable base chemicals. She will investigate the structure-performance relationships of various supported metal catalysts as well as the influence >

Jochem van de Minkelis

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
J.H.vandeMinkelis@uu.nl

Due to the increasing amount of plastic waste and the associated environmental problems, the development of the recycling process has become of great importance. Chemical recycling can be used to >

Ilse van Ravenhorst

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
I.K.vanRavenhorst@uu.nl

Study Co-based Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis (FTS) catalysts by synchrotron-based microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to unravel the activation and deactivation mechanisms. In situ/operando Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy (STXM) is used for the >

Sebastian Rejman

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
S.Rejman@uu.nl

Due to insufficient recycling and incineration, plastic waste has become a global problem. In my research, I'm trying to find economically viable ways to convert polyolefin waste to a value >

Romy Riemersma

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
R.L.Riemersma@uu.nl

In this project the genesis of nanobubbles at the surface of thin-film zeolites and MOFs will be studied. This will be done using scanning probe microscopy techniques, such as liquid-phase >

Jim de Ruiter

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
J.deRuiter@uu.nl

Carbon dioxide (CO2) could be a promising carbon source for the production of chemical building blocks. As big chemical processes release significant amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere, it would >

Kordula Schnabl

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 5th floor study area
K.B.Schnabl@uu.nl

Kordula will work on the controlled catalytic breakdown of humin and chitin to waterborne building blocks for coatings, including spatially-resolved spectroscopy of film formation and drying processes.

Sibylle Schwartmann

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University

S.M.K.Schwartmann@uu.nl

Hydrogen production via the electrochemical splitting of water is limited by the evolution of oxygen at the anode. Oxygen as a product is not much needed, and the OER is >

Kirsten Siebers

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C 2.08
K.B.Siebers@uu.nl

According to recent estimates, we cannot account for ~99% of plastic waste that escapes into the oceans. A significant portion of this missing plastic is hypothesized to result from plastic >

Joëlle Siewe

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C
J.Siewe@uu.nl

The shift away from combustion-only car engines to hybrid cars results in much lower temperatures of the exhaust gasses, for which existing Platinum Group Metal (PGM) exhaust catalysts, such as >

Stanislav Simko

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
S.Simko@uu.nl

In our work, we develop adaptive QM/MM techniques that allow diffusion of molecules between the QM and MM region. This computational method will be especially useful for studying processes with >

Fieke Sluijs

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C
F.Sluijs@uu.nl

I conduct research through design on the refinery of the future in order to understand what future scenarios would be ideal and what interventions in the socio-economical system could work >

Tom Smak

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
T.J.Smak@uu.nl

In recent years, the urgency of the plastic of the plastic waste problem has become more and more clear. In my research I will focus on the production of economically >

Guiyao Song

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
G.Song@uu.nl

Description of research project: My research focuses on the thermocatalytic CO2 hydrogenation to value-added chemicals (like aromatics, olefins, methanol) over MOFs-based catalysts. The reduction of CO2 to hydrocarbons is a >

Ellen Sterk

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
E.B.Sterk@uu.nl

During my research I will focus on support, alloying and promoter effects and active sites in CO2 hydrogenation in order to spatially resolve the activity of CO2 hydrogenation over supported >

Bas Terlingen

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-B 4.44
B.J.P.Terlingen@uu.nl

For AkzoNobel, the project concerns the re-use of the by-product hydrochloric acid to generate valuable compounds, thereby aiming to close the raw material loop, to reduce the carbon footprint and >

Caroline Versluis

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 5th floor study area
W.C.Versluis@uu.nl

The overall aim of this research project is the development of a powerful camera to determine the complex pore space of single FCC catalyst particles. By making molecular movies of >

Robin Vogel

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C
R.Vogel@uu.nl

Light olefins, such as propylene and ethylene are key building blocks in the chemical industry for the production of polymers, oxygenates and other chemical intermediates. Dehydrogenation of propane, facilitated by >

Sophie van Vreeswijk

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
S.H.vanVreeswijk@uu.nl

In this research project, several non-commodity zeolite framework structures are investigated as examples of small molecule activation processes. To gather detailed physicochemical insights of these materials, a wide variety of >

Hui Wang

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
H.Wang4@uu.nl

The electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2RR) offers a compelling route to energy storage and high-value chemical manufacturing, which reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and helps to mitigate net >

Maximilian Werny

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
M.J.Werny@uu.nl

In this research project, silica-supported Ziegler-Natta and metallocene-based polymerization catalysts are studied in the early stages of active sites genesis and polymer formation. In order to do so, a multi-scale >

Jiaorong Yan

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University

Shuang Yang

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
S.Yang1@uu.nl

My research is focusing on waste-derived nanomaterials for electrocatalytic CO2 reduction. Electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 (ERCO2), powered by renewable electricity, is a promising strategy to convert CO2 emission to fuels >

Xinwei Ye

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
X.Ye1@uu.nl

Copper exchanged zeolites are efficient catalysts for catalytic reaction like SCR (selective catalytic reaction) and selective oxidation of methanol. Different copper exchanged zeolites are synthesized and the structure-reactivity relationship is >

Xiang Yu

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 5th floor study area
X.Yu@uu.nl

The goals of my research are to establish high performing single-atom catalyst systems for the selective conversion of methane, and to obtain the fundamental insights into the catalytic mechanism and >

Florian Zand

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 5th floor study area
F.Zand@uu.nl

In his project, Florian will focus on the characterization of bimetallic catalysts, including their size, structure and composition during synthesis and CO2 hydrogenation.

Silvia Zanoni

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
S.Zanoni@uu.nl

This project aims to a thorough investigation of the support role in the polymerization reaction catalyzed by metallocenes, in order to understand the mechanism behind the significant boost in activity >

Laura Zoutendijk

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C 2.08
L.M.Zoutendijk@uu.nl

It is widely known that large amounts of plastic waste are finding their way into the environment. These macroplastics can break down into so-called microplastics, or even smaller, nanoplastics. [1] >

Visiting scholars


Yunchao Feng

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
Y.Feng@uu.nl

My research focuses on developing earth-abundant 3d-transition-metal catalysts (e.g., Fe, Mn, Cu, Ni) for the hydrodeoxygenation and catalytic transfer hydrogenation of biomass and investigating the relationship between catalytic performance and >

dr. Feng Ju

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.76
F.Ju@uu.nl

My research focuses on transfer mechanism and control of FCC flue gas pollutants and preparation of reactive adsorption desulfurization (RADS) adsorbents and mechanism research. My aim is to build the >

dr. Wei Liu

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.76
W.Liu1@uu.nl

My research interest focuses on synchrotron radiation techniques and their applications in photo-electrocatalysis for clean energy conversion, in particular the operando spectroscopic  studies on the oxygen evolution reaction over transition >

Duozheng Ma

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room – David de Wied, 4th floor study area
D.Ma@uu.nl

My research focuses on unravelling reaction and deactivation mechanism of zeolites catalyst based on in situ spectroscopic and microscopic tools. Advanced in-situ techniques, like atom probe tomography (APT), confocal fluorescence >

dr. Guodong Qi

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.76
G.Qi@uu.nl

Metal-modified zeolites show distinct activity in many reactions such as fluid catalytic cracking, light alkanes activation and biomass conversion. My research interest focuses on the spectroscopic study of the nature >

dr. Hao Tan

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.76
H.Tan@uu.nl

My research project focuses on developing and applying in-suit synchrotron radiation techniques to study the structure-activity relationships of heterogeneous catalysis at molecule level. 

dr. Zhendong Wang

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University

Xibo Zhang

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
X.Zhang6@uu.nl

The project will focus on the design and synthesis of copper-based catalysts to convert carbon dioxide into high value-added chemical fuels (such as methanol and ethanol). And  he will investigate >

Technical Staff


Joris Janssens

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor
J.C.L.Janssens@uu.nl

Joris Janssens works as the electrocatalysis technician in the Weckhuysen group, assisting in the electrocatalytic conversion of CO2. He will (help to) design and construct electrochemical cells that can be >

Oscar Kerkenaar

Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor
+31 6 28 834 451
O.Kerkenaar@uu.nl

Jules van Leusden

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - Vening Meinesz-C
J.F.vanLeusden@uu.nl

dr. Peter de Peinder

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - DdW 4th floor and Vening Meinesz B/C
Peter.de.Peinder@vibspec.com

My research is all about vibrational spectroscopy, infrared & Raman spectroscopy, in all of its forms. The most challenging part is the interpretation of vibrational spectra to understand what happens during >

Tim Prins

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University

ir. Fouad Soulimani

Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.19
+31 6 22 736 141
F.Soulimani@uu.nl

dr. Jochem Wijten

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area
J.H.J.Wijten@uu.nl

ir. Pascal Wijten

Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.25
+31 6 81 335 174
P.Wijten1@uu.nl

Support Staff


Daan van Arcken

Netherlands Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion
Room - David de Wied 2.78
D.R.vanArcken@uu.nl

Daan van Arcken works as Communications Assistant at the Netherlands Research Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion (MCEC).

Marijke Badings

Advanced Research Center-Chemical Building Blocks Consortium
Room - Vening Meinesz-C 2.15
M.L.Badings@uu.nl

Marijke Badings is communication officer at ARC CBBC.

ir. Hannie van Berlo-van den Broek

Advanced Research Center-Chemical Building Blocks Consortium
Room - Vening Meinesz-B 4.50
J.M.vanBerlo-vandenBroek@uu.nl

Hannie van Berlo-van den Broek is research technician at the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium.

dr. Julien Daubignard

Advanced Research Center-Chemical Building Blocks Consortium
Room - Vening Meinesz-C
J.Daubignard@uu.nl

Julien Daubignard is project manager at ARC CBBC.

Sabine Frediani

Netherlands Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion
Room – Vening Meinesz-C 2.07
S.P.R.Frediani@uu.nl

Sabine Frediani works as a Team Assistant at the Netherlands Research Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion (MCEC).

Anita ter Haar

Advanced Research Center-Chemical Building Blocks Consortium
Room - Vening Meinesz-C / Hans Freudenthal
A.terHaar@uu.nl

Anita ter Haar is the financial controller to ARC CBBC and the Weckhuysen group.

Anita den Heijer

Advanced Research Center-Chemical Building Blocks Consortium
Room - Vening Meinesz-C
A.E.W.denHeijer@uu.nl

Anita den Heijer is Office Manager at ARC CBBC.

Joke van der Kooi

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.78
J.M.vanderKooi@uu.nl

Joke van der Kooi is secretary of the group of Prof. Bert Weckhuysen.

dr. Anne-Eva Nieuwelink

Netherlands Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion
Room - Vening Meinesz-C
A.Nieuwelink@uu.nl

Anne-Eva Nieuwelink is project manager at ARC CBBC and the coordinator of the gravitation program Netherlands Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion (MCEC). Additionally, she works on single catalyst particle >

dr. Ramon Oord

Advanced Research Center-Chemical Building Blocks Consortium
Room - Vening Meinesz-B 4.50
+31 6 39 015 426
R.Oord@uu.nl

Ramon Oord works as Research and Education Assistant at ARC CBBC.

dr. Martina Rádli

Research Support Office - Utrecht University
Room - Hans Freudenthal 0.12
+31 30 253 8044
M.Radli@uu.nl

As Research Support Officer, I assist the members of the Weckhuysen group in identifying potential funding for their research, provide advice on national and international grant opportunities and support researchers in writing grant applications. I also help >

Bram van Reemst

Advanced Research Center-Chemical Building Blocks Consortium
Room - Vening Meinesz-C 2.15
B.vanReemst@uu.nl

Bram van Reems is communication officer at ARC CBBC.

Dymph Serrée

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.78
+31 30 253 7400
Science.Secr.ICC@uu.nl

Dymph Serrée is secretary of the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group, including the group of Prof. Bert Weckhuysen.

Hannah Thuijs

Advanced Research Center-Chemical Building Blocks Consortium
Room - Vening Meinesz-C
H.G.Thuijs@arc-cbbc.nl

Hannah Thuijs is community manager for ARC CBBC.

Edith Veldmeyer

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis - Utrecht University
Room - David de Wied 4.78 (Mon, Tue & Wed) and VM-C (Thu & Fri)
E.W.E.Veldmeyer@uu.nl

Edith Veldmeyer is the Personal Assistant to Prof. Weckhuysen.