My research is about the application of Shell-Isolated Nanoparticle-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SHINERS) in heterogeneous catalysis. This ultrasensitive technique allows us to follow reactions on the nanoscale, while they are taking place on the surface of the catalyst. The focus lies mainly on Pt-catalyzed hydrogenation reactions.
Awards and Scientific Honors
Awarded a scholarship to attend the 41st Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israël, in 2009
KNCV Poster award (2nd place) at the PAC Symposium in 2013
VIRAN Poster award (1st place) at NCCC in 2013
Honorable mention in the Utrecht University-Eindhoven University of Technology Strategic Collaboration student thesis awards
Honorable mention in the KNCV Golden Master Award for best Master thesis in the field of (bio)chemistry
In Situ Nanoscale Investigation of Catalytic Reactions in the Liquid Phase Using Zirconia-Protected Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Probes Journal Article
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 10 (8), pp. 1669-1675, 2019.
Practical Guidelines for Shell-Isolated Nanoparticle-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Heterogeneous Catalysts Journal Article
ChemPhysChem, 19 (19), pp. 2461-2467, 2018.
Surface- and Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy in Catalysis Journal Article
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7 (8), pp. 1570-1584, 2016.
Insight into the Effect of Water on the Methanol-to-Olefins Conversion in H-SAPO-34 from Molecular Simulations and in Situ Microspectroscopy Journal Article
ACS Catalysis, 6 (3), pp. 1991-2002, 2016.