dr. Florian Meirer

dr. Florian Meirer
David de Wied building
Room 4.86
+31 6 22 736 338
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 out in-situ or even using operando conditions, studying advanced functional materials under realistic working conditions. The data obtained is often hyperdimensional and correlated in nature, which is why we apply multi-variate analysis techniques and simulations such as pore-network modeling to interpret results.

Academic Career

Professorship

2013 Assistant-Professor in the Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysis Group at Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Postdoctoral experience

2010-2013 Post-doc at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy (Marie-Curie COFUND fellowship, EU project of FP6, acronym DART)

2009-2010 Post-doc at the Stanford Synchrotron radiation Lightsource, Menlo Park, CA, USA (Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund), Supervisor: Prof. Piero Pianetta

Early stage researcher

2008 ScD (Dr. techn.) in Technical Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Atomic and Subatomic Physics, Vienna, Austria, Thesis: “Applications of synchrotron radiation induced TXRF-XANES analysis”, ISBN-13: 978-3838107929, Supervisor: Prof. Christina Streli

2005 MSc (Dipl.-Ing.) in Technical Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Books and Book Chapters

Book Chapters

G.T. Whiting, F. Meirer, B.M. Weckhuysen, Operando EXAFS and XANES of catalytic solids and related materials, in XAFS Techniques for Catalysts, Nanomaterials and Surfaces, Springer, New York, Y. Iwasawa, K. Asakura, M. Tada (Eds.), 2016. p. 167.

Publications

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Moya-Cancino, J G; Honkanen, A -P; van der Eerden, A M J; Schaink, H; Folkertsma, L; Ghiasi, M; Longo, A; de Groot, F M F; Meirer, F; Huotari, S; Weckhuysen, B M

In-situ X-Ray Absorption Near Edge Structure Spectroscopy of a Solid Catalyst using a Laboratory-Based Set-up Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 11 (3), pp. 1039-1044, 2019.

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Schmidt, J E; Ye, X; van Ravenhorst, I K; Oord, R; Shapiro, D A; Yu, Y -S; Bare, S R; Meirer, F; Poplawsky, J D; Weckhuysen, B M

Probing the Location and Speciation of Elements in Zeolites with Correlated Atom Probe Tomography and Scanning Transmission X-Ray Microscopy Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 11 (1), pp. 488-494, 2019.

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Attila, Ö; King, H E; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

3D Raman Spectroscopy of Large Zeolite ZSM-5 Crystals Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 2019.

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Weckhuysen, B M; Öztürk, Z; Brand, R P; Boereboom, J M; Meirer, F

Vibrational Fingerprinting of Defects Sites in Thin Films of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 2019.

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Vandekerkhove, A; Negahdar, L; Glas, D; Stassen, I; Matveev, S; Meeldijk, J D; Meirer, F; Vos, De D E; Weckhuysen, B M

Synthesis and Characterization of Ru-Loaded Anodized Aluminum Oxide for Hydrogenation Catalysis Journal Article

ChemistryOpen, 2019.

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Moya-Cancino, J G; Honkanen, A -P; van der Eerden, A M J; Schaink, H; Folkertsma, L; Ghiasi, M; Longo, A; Meirer, F; de Groot, F M F; Huotari, S; Weckhuysen, B M

Elucidating the K-Edge X-Ray Absorption Near-Edge Structure of Cobalt Carbide Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 2019.

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van Ravenhorst, I K; Vogt, C; Oosterbeek, H; Bossers, K W; Moya-Cancino, J G; van Bavel, A P; van der Eerden, A M J; Vine, D; de Groot, F M F; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Capturing the Genesis of an Active Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis Catalyst with Operando X-ray Nanospectroscopy Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 (37), pp. 11957-11962, 2018.

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Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Spatial and temporal exploration of heterogeneous catalysts with synchrotron radiation Journal Article

Nature Reviews Materials, 3 (9), pp. 324-340, 2018.

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Velthoen, M E Z; Meeldijk, J D; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Intra- and Interparticle Heterogeneities in Solid Activators for Single-Site Olefin Polymerization Catalysis as Revealed by Micro-Spectroscopy Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 24 (46), pp. 11944-11953, 2018.

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Solsona, M; Nieuwelink, A -E; Meirer, F; Abelmann, L; Odijk, M; Olthuis, W; Weckhuysen, B M; van den Berg, A

Magnetophoretic Sorting of Single Catalyst Particles Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 (33), pp. 10589-10594, 2018.

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Yarulina, I; Chowdhury, A D; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M; Gascon, J

Recent trends and fundamental insights in the methanol-to-hydrocarbons process Journal Article

Nature Catalysis, 1 (6), pp. 398-411, 2018.

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Vogt, C; Groeneveld, E; Kamsma, G; Nachtegaal, M; Lu, L; Kiely, C J; Berben, P H; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Unravelling structure sensitivity in CO2 hydrogenation over nickel Journal Article

Nature Catalysis, 1 (2), pp. 127-134, 2018.

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Hendriks, F C; Mohammadian, S; Ristanović, Z; Kalirai, S; Meirer, F; Vogt, E T C; Bruijnincx, P C A; Gerritsen, H C; Weckhuysen, B M

Integrated Transmission Electron and Single-Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy Correlates Reactivity with Ultrastructure in a Single Catalyst Particle Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 (1), pp. 257-261, 2018.

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Borodina, E; Kamaluddin, Sharbini Harun H; Meirer, F; Mokhtar, M; Asiri, A M; Al-Thabaiti, S A; Basahel, S N; Ruiz-Martinez, J; Weckhuysen, B M

Influence of the Reaction Temperature on the Nature of the Active and Deactivating Species during Methanol-to-Olefins Conversion over H-SAPO-34 Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 7 (8), pp. 5268-5281, 2017.

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Goetze, J; Meirer, F; Yarulina, I; Gascon, J; Kapteijn, F; Ruiz-Martínez, J; Weckhuysen, B M

Insights into the Activity and Deactivation of the Methanol-to-Olefins Process over Different Small-Pore Zeolites As Studied with Operando UV-vis Spectroscopy Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 7 (6), pp. 4033-4046, 2017.

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Mance, D; der Zwan, Van J; Velthoen, M E Z; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M; Baldus, M; Vogt, E T C

A DNP-supported solid-state NMR study of carbon species in fluid catalytic cracking catalysts Journal Article

Chemical Communications, 53 (28), pp. 3933-3936, 2017.

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Fu, D; Schmidt, J E; Ristanović, Z; Chowdhury, A D; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Highly Oriented Growth of Catalytically Active Zeolite ZSM-5 Films with a Broad Range of Si/Al Ratios Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 56 (37), pp. 11217-11221, 2017.

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Hendriks, F C; Meirer, F; Kubarev, A V; Ristanović, Z; Roeffaers, M B J; Vogt, E T C; Bruijnincx, P C A; Weckhuysen, B M

Single-molecule fluorescence microscopy reveals local diffusion coefficients in the pore network of an individual catalyst particle Journal Article

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (39), pp. 13632-13635, 2017.

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Fu, D; Park, K; Delen, G; Attila, Ö; Meirer, F; Nowak, D; Park, S; Schmidt, J E; Weckhuysen, B M

Nanoscale infrared imaging of zeolites using photoinduced force microscopy Journal Article

Chemical Communications, 53 (97), pp. 13012-13014, 2017.

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Liu, Y; Meirer, F; Krest, C M; Webb, S; Weckhuysen, B M

Relating structure and composition with accessibility of a single catalyst particle using correlative 3-dimensional micro-spectroscopy Journal Article

Nature Communications, 7 , 2016.

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Winter, De D A M; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

FIB-SEM Tomography Probes the Mesoscale Pore Space of an Individual Catalytic Cracking Particle Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 6 (5), pp. 3158-3167, 2016.

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Wise, A M; Weker, J N; Kalirai, S; Farmand, M; Shapiro, D A; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of an Individual Catalyst Particle with Soft X-ray Ptychography Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 6 (4), pp. 2178-2181, 2016.

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Kalirai, S; Paalanen, P P; Wang, J; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Visualizing Dealumination of a Single Zeolite Domain in a Real-Life Catalytic Cracking Particle Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 55 (37), pp. 11134-11138, 2016.

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Cats, K H; Andrews, J C; Stéphan, O; March, K; Karunakaran, C; Meirer, F; Groot, De F M F; Weckhuysen, B M

Active phase distribution changes within a catalyst particle during Fischer-Tropsch synthesis as revealed by multi-scale microscopy Journal Article

Catalysis Science and Technology, 6 (12), pp. 4438-4449, 2016.

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Ristanović, Z; Hofmann, J P; Richard, M -I; Jiang, T; Chahine, G A; Schülli, T U; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

X-ray Excited Optical Fluorescence and Diffraction Imaging of Reactivity and Crystallinity in a Zeolite Crystal: Crystallography and Molecular Spectroscopy in One Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 55 (26), pp. 7496-7500, 2016.

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Schmidt, J E; Poplawsky, J D; Mazumder, B; Attila, Ö; Fu, D; de Winter, D A M; Meirer, F; Bare, S R; Weckhuysen, B M

Coke Formation in a Zeolite Crystal During the Methanol-to-Hydrocarbons Reaction as Studied with Atom Probe Tomography Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 55 (37), pp. 11173-11177, 2016.

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Ingerle, D; Pepponi, G; Meirer, F; Wobrauschek, P; Streli, C

JGIXA - A software package for the calculation and fitting of grazing incidence X-ray fluorescence and X-ray reflectivity data for the characterization of nanometer-layers and ultra-shallow-implants Journal Article

Spectrochimica Acta - Part B Atomic Spectroscopy, 118 , pp. 20-28, 2016.

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Mihucz, V G; Meirer, F; Polgári, Z; Réti, A; Pepponi, G; Ingerle, D; Szoboszlai, N; Streli, C

Iron overload of human colon adenocarcinoma cells studied by synchrotron-based X-ray techniques Journal Article

Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 21 (2), pp. 241-249, 2016.

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Keune, K; Mass, J; Mehta, A; Church, J; Meirer, F

Analytical imaging studies of the migration of degraded orpiment, realgar, and emerald green pigments in historic paintings and related conservation issues Journal Article

Heritage Science, 4 (1), 2016.

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Kalirai, S; Boesenberg, U; Falkenberg, G; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

X-ray Fluorescence Tomography of Aged Fluid-Catalytic-Cracking Catalyst Particles Reveals Insight into Metal Deposition Processes Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 7 (22), pp. 3674-3682, 2015.

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Angelici, C; Meirer, F; Eerden, Van Der A M J; Schaink, H L; Goryachev, A; Hofmann, J P; Hensen, E J M; Weckhuysen, B M; Bruijnincx, P C A

Ex Situ and Operando Studies on the Role of Copper in Cu-Promoted SiO2-MgO Catalysts for the Lebedev Ethanol-to-Butadiene Process Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 5 (10), pp. 6005-6015, 2015.

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Ristanović, Z; Hofmann, J P; Cremer, De G; Kubarev, A V; Rohnke, M; Meirer, F; Hofkens, J; Roeffaers, M B J; Weckhuysen, B M

Quantitative 3D Fluorescence Imaging of Single Catalytic Turnovers Reveals Spatiotemporal Gradients in Reactivity of Zeolite H-ZSM-5 Crystals upon Steaming Journal Article

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (20), pp. 6559-6568, 2015.

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Meirer, F; Kalirai, S; Weker, J N; Liu, Y; Andrews, J C; Weckhuysen, B M

Agglutination of single catalyst particles during fluid catalytic cracking as observed by X-ray nanotomography Journal Article

Chemical Communications, 51 (38), pp. 8097-8100, 2015.

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Whiting, G T; Meirer, F; Mertens, M M; Bons, A -J; Weiss, B M; Stevens, P A; Smit, De E; Weckhuysen, B M

Binder effects in SiO<inf>2</inf>- and Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>-bound zeolite ZSM-5-based extrudates as studied by microspectroscopy Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 7 (8), pp. 1312-1321, 2015.

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Meirer, F; Kalirai, S; Morris, D; Soparawalla, S; Liu, Y; Mesu, G; Andrews, J C; Weckhuysen, B M

Life and death of a single catalytic cracking particle Journal Article

Science Advances, 1 (3), 2015.

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Borodina, E; Meirer, F; Lezcano-González, I; Mokhtar, M; Asiri, A M; Al-Thabaiti, S A; Basahel, S N; Ruiz-Martinez, J; Weckhuysen, B M

Influence of the reaction temperature on the nature of the active and deactivating species during methanol to olefins conversion over H-SSZ-13 Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 5 (2), pp. 992-1003, 2015.

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Samarai, Al M; Meirer, F; Karunakaran, C; Wang, J; Vogt, E T C; Zandbergen, H W; Weber, T; Weckhuysen, B M; Groot, De F M F

Unraveling the redox behavior of a CoMoS hydrodesulfurization catalyst: A scanning transmission X-ray microscopy study in the tender X-ray range Journal Article

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119 (5), pp. 2530-2536, 2015.

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Meirer, F; Morris, D T; Kalirai, S; Liu, Y; Andrews, J C; Weckhuysen, B M

Mapping metals incorporation of a whole single catalyst particle using element specific X-ray nanotomography Journal Article

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (1), pp. 102-105, 2015.

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Pouyet, E; Cotte, M; Fayard, B; Salomé, M; Meirer, F; Mehta, A; Uffelman, E S; Hull, A; Vanmeert, F; Kieffer, J; Burghammer, M; Janssens, K; Sette, F; Mass, J

2D X-ray and FTIR micro-analysis of the degradation of cadmium yellow pigment in paintings of Henri Matisse Journal Article

Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, 121 (3), pp. 967-980, 2015.

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Keune, K; Mass, J; Meirer, F; Pottasch, C; Loon, Van A; Hull, A; Church, J; Pouyet, E; Cotte, M; Mehta, A

Tracking the transformation and transport of arsenic sulfide pigments in paints: Synchrotron-based X-ray micro-analyses Journal Article

Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 30 (3), pp. 813-827, 2015.

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Vishwanath, V; Demenev, E; Giubertoni, D; Vanzetti, L; Koh, A L; Steinhauser, G; Pepponi, G; Bersani, M; Meirer, F; Foad, M A

Evolution of arsenic in high fluence plasma immersion ion implanted silicon: Behavior of the as-implanted surface Journal Article

Applied Surface Science, 355 , pp. 792-799, 2015.

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Majer, Z; Bosze, S; Szabó, I; Mihucz, V G; Gaál, A; Szilvágyi, G; Pepponi, G; Meirer, F; Wobrauschek, P; Szoboszlai, N; Ingerle, D; Streli, C

Study of dinuclear Rh(II) complexes of phenylalanine derivatives as potential anticancer agents by using X-ray fluorescence and X-ray absorption Journal Article

Microchemical Journal, 120 , pp. 5157, 2015.

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Cianchetta, I; Trentelman, K; Maish, J; Saunders, D; Foran, B; Walton, M; Sciau, P; Wang, T; Pouyet, E; Cotte, M; Meirer, F; Liu, Y; Pianetta, P; Mehta, A

Evidence for an unorthodox firing sequence employed by the Berlin Painter: Deciphering ancient ceramic firing conditions through high-resolution material characterization and replication Journal Article

Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 30 (3), pp. 666-676, 2015.

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Bij, Van Der H E; Cicmil, D; Wang, J; Meirer, F; Groot, De F M F; Weckhuysen, B M

Aluminum-phosphate binder formation in zeolites as probed with X-ray absorption microscopy Journal Article

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (51), pp. 17774-17787, 2014.

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Bij, Van Der H E; Meirer, F; Kalirai, S; Wang, J; Weckhuysen, B M

Hexane cracking over steamed phosphated zeolite H-ZSM-5: Promotional effect on catalyst performance and stability Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 20 (51), pp. 16922-16932, 2014.

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Whiting, G T; Meirer, F; Valencia, D; Mertens, M M; Bons, A -J; Weiss, B M; Stevens, P A; de Smit, E; Weckhuysen, B M

Selective staining of Brønsted acidity in zeolite ZSM-5-based catalyst extrudates using thiophene as a probe Journal Article

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16 (39), pp. 21531-21542, 2014.

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Lerotic, M; Mak, R; Wirick, S; Meirer, F; Jacobsen, C

Mantis: A program for the analysis of x-ray spectromicroscopy data Journal Article

Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 21 (5), pp. 1206-1212, 2014.

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Demenev, E; Meirer, F; Essa, Z; Giubertoni, D; Cristiano, F; Pepponi, G; Gennaro, S; Bersani, M; Foad, M A

Observation of point defect injection from electrical deactivation of arsenic ultra-shallow distributions formed by ultra-low energy ion implantation and laser sub-melt annealing Journal Article

Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics, 11 (1), pp. 16-19, 2014.

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Meirer, F; Demenev, E; Giubertoni, D; Vanzetti, L; Gennaro, S; Fedrizzi, M; Pepponi, G; Steinhauser, G; Vishwanath, V; Foad, M; Bersani, M

Surface evolution of very high dose arsenic implants in silicon formed by plasma immersion ion implantation - a long term study Journal Article

Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics, 11 (1), pp. 28-31, 2014.

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Cats, K H; Gonzalez-Jimenez, I D; Liu, Y; Nelson, J; Campen, Van D; Meirer, F; Eerden, Van Der A M J; Groot, De F M F; Andrews, J C; Weckhuysen, B M

X-ray nanoscopy of cobalt Fischer-Tropsch catalysts at work Journal Article

Chemical Communications, 49 (41), pp. 4622-4624, 2013.

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