prof. dr. ir. Bert Weckhuysen

prof. dr. ir. Bert Weckhuysen
David de Wied building
Room 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.

Academic Career

Professorship

2018: Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University (NL)

2012: Distinguished Professor at the Faculty of Science at Utrecht University (NL)

2000: Professor at the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis Group at Utrecht University (NL)

Postdoctoral Experience

1997 – 2000: Postdoctoral fellow at the Belgian National Science Foundation

1995 – 1997: Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Israel Wachs at Lehigh University (USA) and with Prof. Jack Lunsford at Texas A&M University (USA).

Early Stage Researcher

1995: PhD degree from Leuven University with honours under the supervision of Prof. Robert Schoonheydt (BE)

1991: Master degree in chemical and agricultural engineering with greatest distinction from Leuven University (BE)

Visiting Professorships

2014 – to date: University College London (UK)

2013 – to date: Stanford University & SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (USA)

2012: sabbatical at Stanford University (USA)

2000 – 2005: Leuven University (BE)

Current educational/Teaching Activities

Lecturer and coordinator of Syllabus Catalysis Course (SK-BKATA)

Awards and Scientific Honors

Scientific Awards

The 2018 Robert B. Anderson Award. Organization: Canadian Catalysis Foundation.

The 2017 Kozo Tanabe Prize for Acid-Base Catalysis. Organization: International Acid-Base Catalysis Group.

The 2013 Spinoza Award. Organization: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

The 2013 John Bourke Award. Organization: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

The 2012 International Catalysis Award. Organization: International Association of Catalysis Societies (IACS).

The 2011 Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis. Organization: North American Catalysis Society (NACS).

The 2009 Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Award. Organization: The Organization of Dutch Catalysis Industries (VIRAN) and the Catalysis Section of the Royal Dutch Chemical Society (KNCV).

The 2009 CATSA Eminent Visitor Award. Organization: The Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA).

The 2007 DECHEMA Award. Organization: The Max Buchner Research Foundation of the German Organization of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.

The 2006 KNCV Gold Medal. Organization: Royal Dutch Chemical Society (KNCV).

Named Lectureships

The 2017 Xing Da Lectureship. Organization: Peking University.

The 2013 Vladimir N. Ipatieff Lectureship. Organization: Northwestern University.

Scientific Honors

The 2018 Certificate for Achievements of the Christoffel Plantin fund

Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS, 2015-onwards).

Fellow of ChemPubSoc Europe (2015-onwards).

Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion (2015).

Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB, 2015-onwards).

Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW, 2011-onwards).

Member of the European Academy of Science (Academia Europea, 2010-onwards).

Member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences (KHMW, 2010-onwards).

Member of the Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation (AcTI, 2009-onwards).

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, 2007-onwards).

Alumnus member of the Young Academy (DJA) of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (2005-2010).

Prestigious Research Grants

Gravitation grant (2013) for MCEC. Funding Agency: Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research.

ERC Advanced Grant (2012). Funding Agency: European Research Council.

TOP Research grant (2011). Funding Agency: Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research.

TOP Research grant (2006). Funding Agency: Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research.

VICI Grant (2002). Funding Agency: Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research.

Other Scientific Prizes

The 2004 EFCATS School Lecturer Award. Organization: The European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS).

The 1998 KULeuven Research Council Award. Organization: Research Council of Leuven University.

The 1994 Exxon-VJC Lecture Award. Organization: Royal Flemish Chemical Society (KVCV).

The 1991 Water Research Award. Organization: vzw Water, Energie en Leefmilieu (WEL).

Scientific Leadership and Managerial Positions

Scientific Leadership:

Scientific director ARC-CBBC, Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium, since 2016, of which he has been one of the main initiators.

Scientific director of MCEC, the Netherlands Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion, since 2014, of which he has been one of the main initiators.

Scientific director of the Smartmix research program CATCHBIO on Biomass Catalysis funded by the Dutch government and chemical industries, 2006-2016, of which he has been one of the initiators.

Scientific director of the Dutch Research School for Catalysis (NIOK), 2003-2013.

Serves/served on the editorial and/or advisory boards of
Applied Catalysis A: General | Catalysis Letters | Catalysis Today | Chem | Chemical Society Reviews | Angewandte Chemie | ChemCatChem | ChemPhysChem | Faraday Discussions | Journal of Applied Chemistry | Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology | PCCP | Topics in Catalysis | Vibrational Spectroscopy.

Managerial Positions:

‘Chief Science Officer’ of Topteam of the Topsector Chemistry, since 2014 (before member Topteam Chemie, 2011-2014).

Expert in panels for Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research).

Titular Member of the Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

Appointed as member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (Germany), Cardiff Catalysis Institute (UK), Dalian Institute for Chemical Physics (China) and the Center for Catalysis and Surface Science of Northwestern University (USA).

Selected publications

G.T. Whiting, N. Nikolopoulos, I. Nikolopoulos, A. Dutta Chowdhury, B.M. Weckhuysen, Visualizing pore architecture and molecular transport boundaries in catalytic bodies with fluorescent nanoprobesNature Chemistry 2018, doi: 10.1038/s41557-018-0163-z.

F. Meirer, B.M. Weckhuysen, Spatial and temporal exploration of heterogeneous catalysts with synchrotron radiationNature Reviews Materials 2018, 3, 324.

Schmidt, J E; Peng, L; Paioni, A L; Ehren, H L; Guo, W; Mazumder, B; Winter, Matthijs De D A; Attila, Ö; Fu, D; Chowdhury, A D; Houben, K; Baldus, M; Poplawsky, J D; Weckhuysen, B M, Isolating Clusters of Light Elements in Molecular Sieves with Atom Probe Tomography, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018, 29, 140.

I. Yarulina, A. Dutta Chowdhury, F. Meirer, B.M. Weckhuysen, J. Gascon, Recent trends and fundamental insights in the methanol-to-hydrocarbons processNature Catalysis 2018, 1, 398.

I. Yarulina, K. De Wispelaere, S. Bailleul, J. Goetze, M. Radersma, E. Abou-Hamad, I. Vollmer, M. Goesten, B. Mezari, E.J.M. Hensen, J.S. Martinez-Espin, M. Morten, S. Mitchell, J. Perez-Ramirez, U. Olsbye, B.M. Weckhuysen, V. Van Speybroeck, F. Kapteijn, J. Gascon, Structure-performance descriptors and the role of Lewis acidity in the methanol-to-propylene processNature Chemistry 2018, 10, 804.

C. Vogt, E. Groeneveld, G. Kamsma, M. Nachtegaal, L. Lu, C.J. Kiely, P.H. Berben, F. Meirer, B.M. Weckhuysen, Unraveling Structure Sensitivity in CO2 Hydrogenation over NickelNature Catalysis, 2018, 1, 127.

Fu, D; Schmidt, J E; Pletcher, P; Karakiliç, P; Ye, X; Vis, C M; Bruijnincx, P C A; Filez, M; Mandemaker, L D B; Winnubst, L; Weckhuysen, B M, Uniformly Oriented Zeolite ZSM-5 Membranes with Tunable Wettability on a Porous CeramicAngewandte Chemie – International Edition 2018, 38, 57.

A. Dutta Chowdhury, K. Houben, G.T. Whiting, S.H. Chung, M. Baldus, B.M. Weckhuysen, Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution over Zeolites generates Wheland-type Reaction IntermediatesNature Catalysis 2018, 1, 23.

Filez, M; Poelman, H; Redekop, E A; Galvita, V V; Alexopoulos, K; Meledina, M; Ramachandran, R K; Dendooven, J; Detavernier, C; Tendeloo, Van G; Safonova, O V; Nachtegaal, M; Weckhuysen, B M; Marin, G B, Kinetics of Lifetime Changes in Bimetallic Nanocatalysts Revealed by Quick X-ray Absorption SpectroscopyAngewandte Chemie – International Edition 2018, 38, 57.

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 NanospectroscopyAngewandte Chemie – International Edition 2018, 37, 57.

Schmidt, J E; Peng, L; Poplawsky, J D; Weckhuysen, B M, Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of Zeolites Using Atom Probe TomographyAngewandte Chemie – International Edition 2018, 33, 57.

J.E. Schmidt, R. Oord, W. Guo, J.D. Poplawsky, B.M. Weckhuysen, Nanoscale Tomography Reveals the Deactivation of Automotive Copper-exchanged Zeolite CatalystsNature Communications, 2017, 8, 1666.

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 particleJournal of the American Chemical Society 2017, 39, 139.

Y. Liu, F. Meirer, C.M. Krest, S. Webb, B.M. Weckhuysen, Relating Structure and Composition with Accessibility of a Single Catalyst Particle using Correlative 3-dimensional Micro-spectroscopyNature Communications, 2016, 7, 12634.

Ristanović, Z; Kubarev, A V; Hofkens, J; Roeffaers, M B J; Weckhuysen, B M, Single Molecule Nanospectroscopy Visualizes Proton-Transfer Processes within a Zeolite CrystalJournal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 41, 138.

Gu, D; Tseng, J -C; Weidenthaler, C; Bongard, H -J; Spliethoff, B; Schmidt, W; Soulimani, F; Weckhuysen, B M; Schüth, F, Gold on Different Manganese Oxides: Ultra-Low-Temperature CO Oxidation over Colloidal Gold Supported on Bulk-MnO2 NanomaterialsJournal of the American Chemical Society 2016, 30, 138.

D.E. Perea, I. Arslan, J. Liu, Z. Ristanovic, L. Kovarik, B.W. Arey, J.A. Lercher, S.R. Bare and B.M. Weckhuysen, Determining the Location and Nearest Neighbors of Aluminum in Zeolites with Atom Probe TomographyNature Communications 2015, 6, 7589.

F. Meirer, S. Kalirai, D. Morris, S. Soparawalla, Y. Liu, G. Mesu, J.C. Andrews, B.M. Weckhuysen, Life and Death of a Single Catalytic Cracking ParticleScience Advances 2015, 1, e1400199.

W. Luo, M. Sankar, A.M. Beale, Q. He, C.J. Kiely, P.C.A. Bruijnincx, B.M. Weckhuysen, Highly Active, Selective and Stable Supported Nano-alloys for the Hydrogenation of Levulinic Acid to Gamma-valerolactoneNature Communications 2015, 6, 6540.

Sattler, J J H B; Ruiz-Martinez, J; Santillan-Jimenez, E; Weckhuysen, B M, Catalytic dehydrogenation of light alkanes on metals and metal oxidesChemical Reviews 2014, 20, 114.

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 microscopyJournal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 51, 136.

I.L.C. Buurmans, B.M. Weckhuysen, Heterogeneities of Individual Catalyst Particles in Space and Time as Monitored by SpectroscopyNature Chemistry 2012, 4, 873.

E.M. van Schrojenstein Lantman, T. Deckert-Gaudig, A.J.G. Mank, V. Deckert, B.M. Weckhuysen, Catalytic Processes Monitored at the Nanoscale with Tip-enhanced Raman SpectroscopyNature Nanotechnology 2012, 7, 583.

I.L.C. Buurmans, J. Ruiz-Martinez, W.V. Knowles, D. van der Beek, J.A. Bergwerff, E.T.C. Vogt, B.M. Weckhuysen, Catalytic Activity in Individual Cracking Catalyst Particles Imaged Throughout Different Life Stages by Selective StainingNature Chemistry 2011, 3, 862.

Zakzeski, J; Bruijnincx, P C A; Jongerius, A L; Weckhuysen, B M, The catalytic valorization of lignin for the production of renewable chemicalsChemical Reviews 2010, 6, 110.

L. Karwacki, M.H.F. Kox, D.A.M. de Winter, M.R. Drury, J.D. Meeldijk, E. Stavitski, W. Schmidt, M. Mertens, P. Cubillas, N. John, A. Chan, N. Kahn, S.R. Bare, M. Anderson, J. Kornatowski, B.M. Weckhuysen, Morphology-dependent Zeolite Intergrowth Structures leading to Distinct Internal and Outer-surface Molecular Diffusion BarriersNature Materials 2009, 8, 959.

Weckhuysen, B M, Heterogeneous catalysis: Catch me if you can! Nature Chemistry 2009, 9, 1.

Smit, De E; Weckhuysen, B M, The renaissance of iron-based Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: On the multifaceted catalyst deactivation behaviourChemical Society Reviews 2008, 12, 37.

E. de Smit, I. Swart, J.F. Creemer, G.H. Hoveling, M.K. Gilles, T. Tylisczak, P.J. Kooyman, H.W. Zandbergen, C. Morin, B.M. Weckhuysen, F.M.F. de Groot, Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Working Catalyst by Scanning Transmission X-ray MicroscopyNature 2008, 456, 222.

Weckhuysen, B M; Wachs, I E; Schoonheydt, R A, Surface chemistry and spectroscopy of chromium in inorganic oxidesChemical Reviews 1996, 8, 96.

Books and Book Chapters

Books

B.M. Weckhuysen, P. Van Der Voort, G. Catana (Editors). Spectroscopy of transition metal ions on surfaces. Leuven University Press, Leuven, 2000, 332 pages. ISBN 90-586-7025-2.

B.M. Weckhuysen (Editor). In situ Spectroscopy of Catalysts. American Scientific Publishers, San Diego, 2004, 332 pages. ISBN 1-58883-026-8.

M.A.R. Meier, B.M. Weckhuysen, P.C.A. Bruijnincx (Editors). Organometallics and Renewables, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Topics in Organometallic Chemistry Vol. 39, 2012, 228 pages. ISBN 978-3-642-28287-4 (print) and 978-3-642-28288-1 (online).

Book Chapters

B.M. Weckhuysen, P. Van Der Voort, G. Catana. Spectroscopic characterization of heterogeneous catalysts, in Spectroscopy of transition metal ions on surfaces, Weckhuysen, B.M.; Van Der Voort, P.; Catana, G. (Eds), Leuven University Press, Leuven, 2000, p. 13.

B.M. Weckhuysen, R.A. Schoonheydt. General principles of electron spin resonance, in Spectroscopy of transition metal ions on surfaces, Weckhuysen, B.M.; Van Der Voort, P.; Catana, G. (Eds), Leuven University Press, Leuven, 2000, p. 25.

B.M. Weckhuysen, R.A. Schoonheydt (2000). General principles of vibrational spectroscopies, in Spectroscopy of transition metal ions on surfaces, Weckhuysen, B.M.; Van Der Voort, P.; Catana, G. (Eds), Leuven University Press, Leuven, 2000, p. 157.

B.M. Weckhuysen, R.A. Schoonheydt (2000). Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, in Spectroscopy of transition metal ions on surfaces, Weckhuysen, B.M.; Van Der Voort, P.; Catana, G. (Eds), Leuven University Press, Leuven, 2000, p. 221.

B.M. Weckhuysen, I.E. Wachs. Catalysis by supported metal oxides, in Handbook of Surfaces and Interfaces of Materials, Nalwa, H.S. (Ed.), Academic Press, San Diego, 2001, p. 613.

B.M. Weckhuysen, R. Heidler, R.A. Schoonheydt (2004). Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy, in Molecular Sieves – Science and Technology (Vol. 4: Characterization I), Karge, H.G., Weitkamp, J. (Eds.), Springer Verlag, Berlin, p. 295.

B.M. Weckhuysen (2004). In-situ spectroscopy of catalysts, in In situ Spectroscopy of Catalysts, Weckhuysen, B.M. (Ed.), American Scientific Publishers, San Diego, p. 1.

B.M. Weckhuysen (2004). Ultraviolet-Visible spectroscopy, in In situ Characterization of Catalysts, Weckhuysen, B.M. (Ed.), American Scientific Publishers, San Diego, p. 255.

F. Morales, B.M. Weckhuysen (2006). Promotion effects in Co-based Fischer-Tropsch catalysis, in Catalysis, Vol. 19, Spivey, J.J. (Ed.), Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, p. 1.

J.A. Bergwerff, B.M. Weckhuysen (2008). Active phase-support interactions: oxide-support interactions. In Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis, 2nd Ed., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Ertl, G.; Knozinger, H.; Schuth, F.; Weitkamp, J. (Eds.), p. 1188.

A. Ruppert, B.M. Weckhuysen (2008). Active phase-support interactions: metal-support interactions. In Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis, 2nd Ed., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Ertl, G.; Knozinger, H.; Schuth, F.; Weitkamp, J. (Eds.), p. 1178.

T.A. Nijhuis, E. Sacaliuc, B.M. Weckhuysen (2008). The epoxidation of propene over gold nanoparticle catalysts in Mechanisms in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Epoxidation Catalysis, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Oyama, S.T. (Ed.), p. 340.

B.M. Weckhuysen (2009), Space and time resolved spectroscopy of catalyst bodies, in Synthesis of Solid Catalysts, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, de Jong, K.P. (Ed.), p. 201.

M.H.F. Kox, B.M. Weckhuysen (2010), Spatial heterogeneities within an individual catalyst particle during reaction as revealed by in-situ micro-spectroscopy, in On Catalysis, Edition Ostwald, 2nd Ed., Wissenschaft und Bilduing, Berlin, Reschetilowski, W., Houle, W. (Eds.), p. 240.

E. Stavitski, B.M. Weckhuysen (2010), Vibrational spectroscopy and related in-situ studies of catalytic reactions with molecular sieves, in Zeolites and Catalysis: Synthesis, Reactions and Applications, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Cejka, J.; Corma, A.; Zones, S. (Eds.), p. 209.

E. Stavitski, A.M. Beale, B.M. Weckhuysen (2011), Catalysts Characterization: Heterogeneous, in Encyclopedia of Catalysis, 2nd Ed., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Horvath, I. (Ed.), p. 5.

P.C.A. Bruijnincx, R. Jastrebski, P.J.C. Hausoul, R.J.M. Klein Gebbink, B.M. Weckhuysen (2012), Pd—catalyzed telomerization of 1,3-dienes with multifunctional renewable substrates: Versatile routes for the valorization of biomass-derived platform molecules, in Organometallics and Renewables, Springer, Heidelberg, M.A.R Meier, B.M. Weckhuysen, P.C.A. Bruijnincx (Eds.), p. 45.

B. Weckhuysen (2012), In-situ characterization of heterogeneous catalysts, in Catalysis, From Principles to Applications, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Beller, M.; Renken, A. van Santen, R.A. (Eds.), p. 493.

A.M. Beale, M.G. O’Brien, B.M. Weckhuysen (2012), Techniques coupling for catalyst characterization, in Characterization of Solid Materials and Heterogeneous Catalysts: From Structure to Surface Reactivity, Vol. 2, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Che, M.; Vedrine, J.C. (Eds.), p. 1077.

A.M. Beale, J. Ruiz-Martinez, B.M. Weckhuysen (2013), Catalyst imaging using synchrotron-based multitechnique approaches, in In-Situ Characterization of Heterogeneous Catalysts, Wiley, Hoboken, J.A. Rodrigez, J.C. Hanson, P.J. Chupas (Eds.), p. 441.

A.M. Beale, J.P. Hofmann, M. Sankar, E.M. van Schrojenstein Lantman, B.M. Weckhuysen (2014), Recent trends in operando and in-situ characterization techniques for rational design of catalysts, in Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysts, Wiley, VCH, Weinheim, Wilson, K., Lee, A. (Eds.), p. 365.

E.T.C. Vogt, G.T. Whiting, A. Dutta Chowdhurry, B.M. Weckhuysen, Zeolites and zeotypes for oil and gas conversion, in Advances in Catalysis, Vol. 58, Academic Press, New York, F.C. Jentoft (Ed.), 2015, p. 143.

S.C.C. Wiedemann, P.C.A. Bruijnincx, B.M. Weckhuysen, Isostearic Acid: A unique fatty acid with great potential, in Chemicals and Fuels from Bio-Based Building Blocks, First Edition, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, F. Cavani, S. Albonetti, F. Basile, A. Gandini (Eds.), 2016, p. 51.

R. Oord, B.M. Weckhuysen, Cu-Zeolite Selective catalytic reduction catalysts for NOx conversion, in Zeolites and Zeolite-Like Materials, Elsevier, Amsterdam, B. Sels, L. Kustov (Eds.), 2016, p. 433.

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.

J.E. Schmidt, G.T. Whiting, A. Dutta Chowhdurry, B. Seoane, B.M. Weckhuysen, Spectroscopy of Zeolites, in Zeolites in Catalysis: Properties and Applications, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, J. Cejka, R.E. Morris, P. Nachtigall (Eds.), 2017, p. 240.

M. Filez, Z. Ristanovic, B.M Weckhuysen, Micro-spectroscopy to Interrogate Solid Catalysts at Work, in Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry: Surface Science and Electrochemistry, Elsevier, Amsterdam, K. Wandelt (Ed.), 2017, p. 1.

C.S. Lancefield, B.M. Weckhuysen, P.C.A. Bruijnincx, Catalytic Conversion of Lignin-derived Aromatic Compounds into Chemicals, in Lignin Valorization: Emerging Approaches, G.T. Beckham (Ed.), Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, G.T. Beckham (Ed.), 2018, p. 159.

Granted Patents and Patent Applications

Granted Patents:

United States Patent 9,956,547 (2018). Preparation of polyglycerols. Inventors: A. Kaiser, B.M. Weckhuysen, D. Leinweber, F. Kirby, F.X. Scherl, H.J. Metz & P.C.A. Bruijnincx.

United States Patent 9,095,844 (2015). Catalyst for Glycerol Aqueous Phase Reforming and Preparation Thereof. Inventors: Y.M. Chung, T. J. Kim, S.H. Oh, D. Ayse Boga, P.C.A. Bruijnincx & B.M. Weckhuysen.

United States Patent 8,370,082 (2013) & European Patent 2 142 908 B1 (2010). Method for predicting a physical property of a residue obtainable from a crude oil. Inventors: P. de Peinder, F.A.J. Singelenberg, T. Visser & B.M. Weckhuysen.

United States Patent 7,476,374 (2009). Catalytic destruction of halogenated hydrocarbons. Inventors: B. Weckhuysen, R. Schoonheydt & P. Van der Avert.

Patent Applications

United States Patent Application 2017/0266651 A1 (2017). Process for the manufacture of alcohol and/or ketone. Inventors: S. Chouzier, L.F. Rascon Cruz, B.M. Weckhuysen & S. Mastroianni.

Patent Cooperation Treaty International Patent Application WO 2016/135268 A1 (2016). Method for preparing a chemical compound using a ruthenium metal catalyst on a zirconium oxide support in the presence of a contaminant. Inventors: J. Ftouni, P.C.A. Bruijnincx & B.M. Weckhuysen

Patent Cooperation Treaty International Patent Application WO 2015/026234 A1 (2015). Supported monometallic and bimetallic catalysts for the hydrogenation of levulinic acid. Inventors: W. Luo, M. Sankar, P.C.A. Bruijnincx, B.M. Weckhuysen.

Patent Cooperation Treaty International Patent Application WO 2012/177138 A1 (2012). Process for the liquid-phase reforming of lignin to aromatic chemicals and hydrogen. Inventors: J. Zakzeski, P.C.A. Bruijnincx & B.M. Weckhuysen.

European Patent Application EP 2014362 A1 (2009). Metathesis of chlorinated waste compounds. Inventors: A.W.A.M. van der Heijden, J.H. Bitter & B.M. Weckhuysen.

European Patent Application EP 1961726 A1 (2008). Process for the conversion of glycerol and catalytically active material suitable thereof. Inventors: A.M. Ruppert & B.M. Weckhuysen.

Patent Cooperation Treaty International Patent Application WO 2005/082815 A1 (2005) & European Patent Application EP 1564198 A1 (2005). Heterogeneous chromium catalysts. Inventors: C. Nenu, P. Bodart & B.M. Weckhuysen.

 

Publications

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Xie, J; Paalanen, P P; van Deelen, T W; Weckhuysen, B M; Louwerse, M J; de Jong, K P

Promoted cobalt metal catalysts suitable for the production of lower olefins from natural gas Journal Article

Nature Communications, 10 (1), 2019.

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Velthoen, M E Z; Boereboom, J M; Bulo, R E; Weckhuysen, B M

Insights into the activation of silica-supported metallocene olefin polymerization catalysts by methylaluminoxane Journal Article

Catalysis Today, 334 , pp. 223-230, 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, 11 (13), pp. 3042-3045, 2019.

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Birmingham, B; Yuan, J; Filez, M; Fu, D; Hu, J; Lou, J; Scully, M O; Weckhuysen, B M; Zhang, Z

Probing the Effect of Chemical Dopant Phase on Photoluminescence of Monolayer MoS2 Using in Situ Raman Microspectroscopy Journal Article

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123 (25), pp. 15738-15743, 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, 25 (34), pp. 8070-8084, 2019.

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Stanciakova, K; Ensing, B; Göltl, F; Bulo, R E; Weckhuysen, B M

Cooperative Role of Water Molecules during the Initial Stage of Water-Induced Zeolite Dealumination Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 9 (6), pp. 5119-5135, 2019.

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Whiting, G T; Chung, S -H; Stosic, D; Chowdhury, A D; Wal, Van Der L I; Fu, D; Zecevic, J; Travert, A; Houben, K; Baldus, M; Weckhuysen, B M

Multiscale Mechanistic Insights of Shaped Catalyst Body Formulations and Their Impact on Catalytic Properties Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 9 (6), pp. 4792-4803, 2019.

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Hernando, H; Hernández-Giménez, A M; Gutiérrez-Rubio, S; Fakin, T; Horvat, A; Danisi, R M; Pizarro, P; Fermoso, J; Heracleous, E; Bruijnincx, P C A; Lappas, A A; Weckhuysen, B M; Serrano, D P

Scaling-Up of Bio-Oil Upgrading during Biomass Pyrolysis over ZrO2/ZSM-5-Attapulgite Journal Article

ChemSusChem, 12 (11), pp. 2428-2438, 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, 25 (29), pp. 7158-7167, 2019.

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Samarai, Al M; van Oversteeg, C H M; Delgado-Jaime, M U; Weng, T -C; Sokaras, D; Liu, B; van der Linden, M; van der Eerden, A M J; Vogt, E T C; Weckhuysen, B M; de Groot, F M F

Nature of cobalt species during the in situ sulfurization of Co(Ni)Mo/Al2O3 hydrodesulfurization catalysts Journal Article

Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 26 (3), pp. 811-818, 2019.

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Geitenbeek, R G; Salzmann, B B V; Nieuwelink, A -E; Meijerink, A; Weckhuysen, B M

Chemically and thermally stable lanthanide-doped Y 2 O 3 nanoparticles for remote temperature sensing in catalytic environments Journal Article

Chemical Engineering Science, 198 , pp. 235-240, 2019.

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Uslamin, E A; Luna-Murillo, B; Kosinov, N; Bruijnincx, P C A; Pidko, E A; Weckhuysen, B M; Hensen, E J M

Gallium-promoted HZSM-5 zeolites as efficient catalysts for the aromatization of biomass-derived furans Journal Article

Chemical Engineering Science, pp. 305-316, 2019.

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Kumar, N; Wondergem, C S; Wain, A J; Weckhuysen, B M

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.

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Liu, F; Ftouni, J; Bruijnincx, P C A; Weckhuysen, B M

Phase-Dependent Stability and Substrate-Induced Deactivation by Strong Metal-Support Interaction of Ru/TiO 2 Catalysts for the Hydrogenation of Levulinic Acid Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 11 (8), pp. 2079-2088, 2019.

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Bruyn, De M; Budarin, V L; Misefari, A; Shimizu, S; Fish, H; Cockett, M; Hunt, A J; Hofstetter, H; Weckhuysen, B M; Clark, J H; Macquarrie, D J

Geminal Diol of Dihydrolevoglucosenone as a Switchable Hydrotrope: A Continuum of Green Nanostructured Solvents Journal Article

ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 7 (8), pp. 7878-7883, 2019.

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Rivera-Torrente, M; Pletcher, P D; Jongkind, M K; Nikolopoulos, N; Weckhuysen, B M

Ethylene Polymerization over Metal-Organic Framework Crystallites and the Influence of Linkers on Their Fracturing Process Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 9 (4), pp. 3059-3069, 2019.

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Kumar, N; Weckhuysen, B M; Wain, A J; Pollard, A J

Nanoscale chemical imaging using tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy Journal Article

Nature Protocols, 14 (4), pp. 1169-1193, 2019.

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Chowdhury, A D; Paioni, Lucini A; Whiting, G T; Fu, D; Baldus, M; Weckhuysen, B M

Unraveling the Homologation Reaction Sequence of the Zeolite-Catalyzed Ethanol-to-Hydrocarbons Process Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 58 (12), pp. 3908-3912, 2019.

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Vogt, C; Monai, M; Kramer, G J; Weckhuysen, B M

The renaissance of the Sabatier reaction and its applications on Earth and in space Journal Article

Nature Catalysis, 2 (3), pp. 188-197, 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; 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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Kumar, N; Kalirai, S; Wain, A J; Weckhuysen, B M

Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of a Single Catalyst Particle with Tip-Enhanced Fluorescence Microscopy Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 11 (1), pp. 417-423, 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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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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Whiting, G T; Nikolopoulos, N; Nikolopoulos, I; Chowdhury, A D; Weckhuysen, B M

Visualizing pore architecture and molecular transport boundaries in catalyst bodies with fluorescent nanoprobes Journal Article

Nature Chemistry, 11 (1), pp. 23-31, 2019.

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Filez, M; Redekop, E A; Dendooven, J; Ramachandran, R K; Solano, E; Olsbye, U; Weckhuysen, B M; Galvita, V V; Poelman, H; Detavernier, C; Marin, G B

Formation and Functioning of Bimetallic Nanocatalysts: The Power of X-ray Probes Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 2019.

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Rivera-Torrente, M; Mejía, Hernández C; Hartman, T; de Jong, K P; Weckhuysen, B M

Impact of Niobium in the Metal–Organic Framework-Mediated Synthesis of Co-Based Catalysts for Synthesis Gas Conversion Journal Article

Catalysis Letters, 2019.

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Wijten, J H J; Riemersma, R L; Gauthier, J; Mandemaker, L D B; Verhoeven, M W G M T; Hofmann, J P; Chan, K; Weckhuysen, B M

Electrolyte Effects on the Stability of Ni−Mo Cathodes for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Journal Article

ChemSusChem, 12 (15), pp. 3491-3500, 2019.

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Reyhanitash, E; Fufachev, E; Munster, Van K D; Beek, Van M B M; Sprakel, L M J; Edelijn, C N; Weckhuysen, B M; Kersten, S R A; Bruijnincx, P C A; Schuur, B

Recovery and conversion of acetic acid from a phosphonium phosphinate ionic liquid to enable valorization of fermented wastewater Journal Article

Green Chemistry, 21 (8), pp. 2023-2034, 2019.

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Cho, H S; Yang, J; Gong, X; Zhang, Y -B; Momma, K; Weckhuysen, B M; Deng, H; Kang, J K; Yaghi, O M; Terasaki, O

Isotherms of individual pores by gas adsorption crystallography Journal Article

Nature Chemistry, 2019.

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Geitenbeek, R G; Vollenbroek, J C; Weijgertze, H M H; Tregouet, C B M; Nieuwelink, A -E; Kennedy, C L; Weckhuysen, B M; Lohse, D; Blaaderen, Van A; Berg, Van Den A; Odijk, M; Meijerink, A

Luminescence thermometry for: In situ temperature measurements in microfluidic devices Journal Article

Lab on a Chip, 19 (7), pp. 1236-1246, 2019.

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Hartman, T; Wondergem, C S; Weckhuysen, B M

Practical Guidelines for Shell-Isolated Nanoparticle-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Heterogeneous Catalysts Journal Article

ChemPhysChem, 19 (19), pp. 2461-2467, 2018.

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Fu, D; Schmidt, J E; Pletcher, P; Karakiliç, P; Ye, X; Vis, C M; Bruijnincx, P C A; Filez, M; Mandemaker, L D B; Winnubst, L; Weckhuysen, B M

Uniformly Oriented Zeolite ZSM-5 Membranes with Tunable Wettability on a Porous Ceramic Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 (38), pp. 12458-12462, 2018.

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Filez, M; Poelman, H; Redekop, E A; Galvita, V V; Alexopoulos, K; Meledina, M; Ramachandran, R K; Dendooven, J; Detavernier, C; Tendeloo, Van G; Safonova, O V; Nachtegaal, M; Weckhuysen, B M; Marin, G B

Kinetics of Lifetime Changes in Bimetallic Nanocatalysts Revealed by Quick X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 (38), pp. 12430-12434, 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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Schmidt, J E; Peng, L; Poplawsky, J D; Weckhuysen, B M

Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of Zeolites Using Atom Probe Tomography Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 (33), pp. 10422-10435, 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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Cataldo, S; Weckhuysen, B M; Pettignano, A; Pignataro, B

Multi-doped Brookite-Prevalent TiO2 Photocatalyst with Enhanced Activity in the Visible Light Journal Article

Catalysis Letters, 148 (8), pp. 2459-2471, 2018.

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Schmidt, J E; Peng, L; Paioni, A L; Ehren, H L; Guo, W; Mazumder, B; Winter, Matthijs De D A; Attila, Ö; Fu, D; Chowdhury, A D; Houben, K; Baldus, M; Poplawsky, J D; Weckhuysen, B M

Isolating Clusters of Light Elements in Molecular Sieves with Atom Probe Tomography Journal Article

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140 (29), pp. 9154-9158, 2018.

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Pletcher, P; Welle, A; Vantomme, A; Weckhuysen, B M

Quality control for Ziegler-Natta catalysis via spectroscopic fingerprinting Journal Article

Journal of Catalysis, 363 , pp. 128-135, 2018.

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Pustovarenko, A; Goesten, M G; Sachdeva, S; Shan, M; Amghouz, Z; Belmabkhout, Y; Dikhtiarenko, A; Rodenas, T; Keskin, D; Voets, I K; Weckhuysen, B M; Eddaoudi, M; de Smet, L C P M; Sudhölter, E J R; Kapteijn, F; Seoane, B; Gascon, J

Nanosheets of Nonlayered Aluminum Metal–Organic Frameworks through a Surfactant-Assisted Method Journal Article

Advanced Materials, 30 (26), 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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Krishna, S H; Huang, K; Barnett, K J; He, J; Maravelias, C T; Dumesic, J A; Huber, G W; bruyn, De M; Weckhuysen, B M

Oxygenated commodity chemicals from chemo-catalytic conversion of biomass derived heterocycles Journal Article

AIChE Journal, 64 (6), pp. 1910-1922, 2018.

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Rivera-Torrente, M; Filez, M; Hardian, R; Reynolds, E; Seoane, B; Coulet, M -V; Palacio, Oropeza F E; Hofmann, J P; Fischer, R A; Goodwin, A L; Llewellyn, P L; Weckhuysen, B M

Metal-Organic Frameworks as Catalyst Supports: Influence of Lattice Disorder on Metal Nanoparticle Formation Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 24 (29), pp. 7498-7506, 2018.

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Mandemaker, L D B; Filez, M; Delen, G; Tan, H; Zhang, X; Lohse, D; Weckhuysen, B M

Time-Resolved in Situ Liquid-Phase Atomic Force Microscopy and Infrared Nanospectroscopy during the Formation of Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films Journal Article

Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 9 (8), pp. 1838-1844, 2018.

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Hartman, T; Weckhuysen, B M

Thermally Stable TiO2- and SiO2-Shell-Isolated Au Nanoparticles for In Situ Plasmon-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Hydrogenation Catalysts Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 24 (15), pp. 3733-3741, 2018.

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Goetze, J; Yarulina, I; Gascon, J; Kapteijn, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Revealing Lattice Expansion of Small-Pore Zeolite Catalysts during the Methanol-to-Olefins Process Using Combined Operando X-ray Diffraction and UV-vis Spectroscopy Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 8 (3), pp. 2060-2070, 2018.

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Liu, F; Okolie, C; Ravenelle, R M; Crittenden, J C; Sievers, C; Bruijnincx, P C A; Weckhuysen, B M

Silica deposition as an approach for improving the hydrothermal stability of an alumina support during glycerol aqueous phase reforming Journal Article

Applied Catalysis A: General, 551 , pp. 13-22, 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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Kumar, N; Su, W; Veselý, M; Weckhuysen, B M; Pollard, A J; Wain, A J

Nanoscale chemical imaging of solid-liquid interfaces using tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy Journal Article

Nanoscale, 10 (4), pp. 1815-1824, 2018.

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Velthoen, M E Z; Muñoz-Murillo, A; Bouhmadi, A; Cecius, M; Diefenbach, S; Weckhuysen, B M

The Multifaceted Role of Methylaluminoxane in Metallocene-Based Olefin Polymerization Catalysis Journal Article

Macromolecules, 51 (2), pp. 343-355, 2018.

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