Ellen Sterk

Ellen Sterk
David de Wiedgebouw
Room 4th floor study area

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 Ni catalysts. To achieve this, we will use both ab-initio simulation methods and spectroscopic techniques, such as vibrational, electronic, microscopic and synchrotron-based methods. This will allow us to gain topological information of adsorbed species, which can potentially reveal the location of the active sites and their relative amount.


Vogt, C; Monai, M; Sterk, E B; Palle, J; Melcherts, A E M; Zijlstra, B; Groeneveld, E; Berben, P H; Boereboom, J M; Hensen, E J M; Meirer, F; Filot, I A W; Weckhuysen, B M

Understanding carbon dioxide activation and carbon–carbon coupling over nickel Journal Article

Nature Communications, 10 (1), 2019.

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