prof. dr. ir. Bert Weckhuysen

prof. dr. ir. Bert Weckhuysen
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.

Academic Career

Professorship

2018: Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University (NL)

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

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

Postdoctoral Experience

1997 – 2000: Postdoctoral fellow at Leuven University (BE), employed by the Belgian National Science Foundation (NFWO).

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: Ph.D. degree from Leuven University with honors under the supervision of Prof. Robert Schoonheydt (BE)

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

Visiting Professorships

2014 – 2017: University College London (UK)

2013 – 2018: 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 the Da Vinci Project

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

Lecturer of Spectroscopy of molecules and materials (SK-B2SPEC)

Lecturer at the Descartes College

 

Awards and Scientific Honors

Scientific Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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

Named Lectureships

2020 Pearlman Lectureship of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

2019-2020 Charles Casey Lecturship Award in Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry of the University of Madison at Wisconsin.

2019 Karl Ziegler Lectureship Award from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung.

2017 Xing Da Lectureship. Organization: Peking University.

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

Scientific Honors

Certificate for Achievements of the Christoffel Plantin Fund (2018)

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

ENW-PPS-IPP grant (2020). Funding Agency: Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research.

Open Competition Groot grant (2020). Funding Agency: Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research.

ERC Proof of Concept grant (2019). Funding Agency: European Research Council.

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

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

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

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

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

Scientific Leadership and Managerial Positions

Scientific Leadership:

Coordinator of the SUNERGY initiative since 2020 of which he has been one of the main initiators.

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
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2003-to date; chairman of the editorial board 2006-2008) | Applied Catalysis A: General (2005-2007) | Catalysis Today (2007-to date) | Topics in Catalysis (2006-to date) | Catalysis Letters (2006-to date) | Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2004-to date) | Journal of Applied Chemistry (2005-to date) | Vibrational Spectroscopy (2002-2006) | Chemical Society Reviews (2010-to date) | ChemCatChem (2009-to date, co-chairman of the editorial board 2009-2016) | ChemPhysChem (2014-to date, co-chairman of the editorial board 2018-2020) | Faraday Discussions (2015-to date) | Chem (2016-2018) | The Journal of Catalysis (2017-to date; editor) | Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2018-to date) | Chemistry-Methods (2020-to date)

Managerial Positions:

Chairman of the commission, established by the Netherlands Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW), providing an advice to the Ministry of Science, Education and Art on the concept of rolling grants to strengthen the curiosity-driven research at Dutch Universities (2020).

Chairman of the commission, established by the Netherlands Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW), providing advice to the Ministry of Science, Education and Art on the optimal division between strategic, thematic and talent subsidies within the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (2019).

Board member of CW-NWO, the main Dutch funding organization (http://www.nwo.nl) (2012-2016). Chairman of the ‘Tafel Chemie’ of the NWO (2018-2020).

‘Chief Science Officer’ of Topteam of the Topsector Chemistry, since 2014 (before member Topteam Chemie, 2011-2014), established by the Ministry of Economy, Agriculture and Innovation http://www.top-sectoren.nl/chemie/topteam, member of the Regiegroep Chemie (http://www.regiegroepchemie.nl) (2011-present), chairman of the board of the TopConsortium voor Kennis en Innovatie ‘Nieuwe Chemische Innovaties’ (2012- present), executive board member of ACTS (http://www.nwo.nl) (2003-2011) and member of the ‘Spelregels Commissie NWO’ (2013).

Scientific Advisory Board member of Scientific Advisory Board member of inGAP (http://www.ingap.uio.no) (2008-2015); CASE (http://www.case.dtu.dk) (2009-present); SusChem Nederland (http://www.vnci.nl) (2009-2012); EaStCHEM (http://www.eastchem.ac.uk) (2013-2016), the Chemical Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2009-present), State Key Laboratory of Catalysis (Dalian, China) (2014-onwards), Cardiff Catalysis Institute (Cardiff, UK) (2017-onwards), the Center for Catalysis and Surface Science of Northwestern University in Evanston (USA) (2017-onwards) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mulheim/Ruhr (2017-onwards).

Member of the Solvay Scientific Committee for Chemistry (2017-2022).

Titular Member of the Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) (2016-2019).

Member of “HERCulES” (Higher Education, Research and Culture in European Societies) of Academia Europaea (2015-present).

Board member of the Stichting Hoogewerff-Fonds (2015-present).

Member of TWINS (Raad voor Technische Wetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica, Natuur- en Sterrenkunde en Scheikunde) of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW; http://www.knaw.nl) (2013-2016).

Board member of the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS) (2003-present; treasurer, 2011-2017; since 2017-to date, president), the International Association of Catalysis Societies (IACS) (2003-2016) and the International Zeolite Association (IZA) (2013-present).

Selected publications

H. Dai, Y. Shen, T. Yang, C. Lee, D. Fu, A. Agarwal, T.T. Le, M. Tsapatsis, J.C. Palmer, B.M. Weckhuysen, P.J. Dauenhauer, X. Zou, J.D. Rimer, Finned zeolite catalysts with enhanced mass transport properties, Nature Materials 2020, doi:10,1038/s41563-020-07531doi:10,1038/s41563-020-07531.

C. Vogt, M. Monai, E.B. Sterk, J. Palle, A.E.M. Melcherts, B. Zijlstra, E. Groeneveld, P.H. Berben, J.M. Boereboom, E.J.M. Hensen, F. Meirer, I.A.W. Filot, B.M. Weckhuysen, Understanding carbon dioxide activation and carbon-carbon coupling over nickel, Nature Communications 2019, 10, 5330.

T. Hartman, R.G. Geitenbeek, G.T. Whiting, B.M. Weckhuysen, Operando monitoring of temperature and active species at the single catalyst particle level, Nature Catalysis 2019, 2, 986. (including cover)

A. Aspuru-Guzik, M.-H. Baik, S. Balasubramanian, R. Banerjee, S. Bart, N. Borduas-Dedekind, S. Chang, P. Chen, C. Corminboeuf, F.-X. Coudert, L. Cronin, C. Crudden, T. Cuk, A.G. Doyle, C. Fan, X. Feng, D. Freedman, S. Furukawa, S. Ghosh, F. Glorius, M. Jeffries-EL, N. Katsonis, A. Li, S.S. Linse, S. Marchesan, N. Maulide, A. Milo, A.R.H. Narayan, P. Naumov, C. Nevado, T. Nyokong, R. Palacin, M. Reid, C. Robinson, G. Robinson, R. Sarpong, C. Schindler, G.S. Schlau-Cohen, T.W. Schmidt, R. Sessoli, Y. Shao-Horn, H. Sleiman, J. Sutherland, A. Taylor, A. Tezcan, M. Tortosa, A. Walsh, A.J.B. Watson, B.M. Weckhuysen, E. Weiss, D. Wilson, V.W.W. Yam, X. Yang, J.Y. Ying, T. Yoon, S.L.You, A.J.G. Zarbin, H. Zhang, Charting a course for chemistry, Nature Chemistry 2019, 11, 286.

B. M. Weckhuysen, Stable platinum in a zeolite channel, Nature Materials 2019, 18, 778.

H. S. Cho, J. Yang, X. Gong, Y.B. Zhang, K. Momma, B.M. Weckhuysen, H. Deng, J.K. Kang, O.M. Yaghi, O. Terasaki, Isotherms of individual pores by gas adsorption crystallography, Nature Chemistry 2019, 11, 562.

N. Kumar, B.M. Weckhuysen, A.J. Wain, A.J. Pollard, Nanoscale chemical imaging using tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Nature Protocols 2019, 14, 1169.

C. Vogt, M. Monai, G.J. Kramer, B.M. Weckhuysen, The renaissance of the Sabatier reaction and its applications on earth and in space, Nature Catalysis 2019, 2, 188.

J. Xie, P.P. Paalanen, T.W. van Deelen, B.M. Weckhuysen, M.J. Louwerse, K.P. de Jong, Promoted cobalt metal catalysts suitable for the production of lower olefins from natural gas, Nature Communications 2019, 10, 167.

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 nanoprobes, Nature Chemistry 2019, 11, 23.

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

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

B. M. Weckhuysen, Communicating catalysts, Nature Chemistry 2018, 10, 580 (News & Views article).

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 process, Nature Chemistry 2018, 10, 804. (including cover)

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 nickel, Nature Catalysis 2018, 1, 127.

B. M. Weckhuysen, Solid catalysts in the spotlights, Nature Catalysis 2018, 1, 101. (News & Views article)

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 intermediates, Nature Catalysis 2018, 1, 23.

J. E. Schmidt, R. Oord, W. Guo, J.D. Poplawsky, B.M. Weckhuysen, Nanoscale tomography reveals the deactivation of automotive copper-exchanged zeolite catalysts, Nature Communications 2017, 8, 1666.

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-spectroscopy, Nature Communications, 2016, 7, 12634.

B. M. Weckhuysen, Zeolite-encaged silver nanoclusters as highly photoluminescent materials, Nature Materials, 2016, 15, 933. (News & Views article)

D. E. Perea, I. Arslan, J. Liu, Z. Ristanovic, L. Kovarik, B.W. Arey, J.A. Lercher, S.R. Bare, B.M. Weckhuysen, Determining the location and nearest neighbours of aluminium in zeolites with atom probe tomography, Nature 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 particle, Science Advances 2015, 1, e1400199.

W. Luo, M. Sankar, A.M. Beale, Q. He, C.J. Kiely, P.C.A. Bruijnincx, B.M. Weckhuysen, High performing and stable supported nano-alloys for the catalytic hydrogenation of levulinic acid to gamma-valerolactone, Nature Communications 2015, 6, 6540.

P. C.A. Bruijnincx, B.M. Weckhuysen, Biomass conversion: Lignin up for break-down, Nature Chemistry 2014, 6, 1035. (News & Views article)

I. L.C. Buurmans, B.M. Weckhuysen, Heterogeneities of individual catalyst particles in space and time as monitored by spectroscopy, Nature 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 spectroscopy, Nature 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 staining, Nature Chemistry 2011, 3, 862.

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 barriers, Nature Materials 2009, 8, 959.

B. M. Weckhuysen, Heterogeneous Catalysis: Catch me if you can!, Nature Chemistry 2009, 1, 690. (News & Views article)

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 microscopy. Nature 2008, 456, 222.

B.M. Weckhuysen. Catalysts live and up close. Nature 2006, 439, 548. (News & Views article)

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.

 

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Dai, H; Shen, Y; Yang, T; Lee, C; Fu, D; Agarwal, A; Le, T T; Tsapatsis, M; Palmer, J C; Weckhuysen, B M; Dauenhauer, P J; Zou, X; Rimer, J D

Finned zeolite catalysts Journal Article

Nature Materials, 19 (10), pp. 1074-1080, 2020.

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Rivera-Torrente, M; Mandemaker, L D B; Filez, M; Delen, G; Seoane, B; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Spectroscopy, microscopy, diffraction and scattering of archetypal MOFs: formation, metal sites in catalysis and thin films Journal Article

Chemical Society reviews, 49 (18), pp. 6694-6732, 2020.

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Velthoen, M E Z; Paioni, Lucini A; Teune, I E; Baldus, M; Weckhuysen, B M

Matrix Effects in a Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalyst Particle: Influence on Structure, Acidity, and Accessibility Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 26 (52), pp. 11995-12009, 2020.

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Paalanen, P P; Weckhuysen, B M

Carbon Pathways, Sodium-Sulphur Promotion and Identification of Iron Carbides in Iron-based Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 12 (17), pp. 4202-4223, 2020.

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Vollmer, I; Jenks, M J F; Roelands, M C P; White, R J; van Harmelen, T; de Wild, P; van der Laan, G P; Meirer, F; Keurentjes, J T F; Weckhuysen, B M

Beyond Mechanical Recycling: Giving New Life to Plastic Waste Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59 (36), pp. 15402-15423, 2020.

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Ye, X; Schmidt, J E; Wang, R -P; van Ravenhorst, I K; Oord, R; Chen, T; de Groot, F; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Deactivation of Cu-Exchanged Automotive-Emission NH3-SCR Catalysts Elucidated with Nanoscale Resolution Using Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59 (36), pp. 15610-15617, 2020.

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Fu, D; van der Heijden, O; Stanciakova, K; Schmidt, J E; Weckhuysen, B M

Disentangling Reaction Processes of Zeolites within Single-Oriented Channels Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59 (36), pp. 15502-15506, 2020.

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Jongkind, M K; van Kessel, T; Velthoen, M E Z; Friederichs, N; Weckhuysen, B M

Tuning the Redox Chemistry of a Cr/SiO2 Phillips Catalyst for Controlling Activity, Induction Period and Polymer Properties Journal Article

ChemPhysChem, 21 (15), pp. 1665-1674, 2020.

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Fufachev, E V; Weckhuysen, B M; Bruijnincx, P C A

Toward Catalytic Ketonization of Volatile Fatty Acids Extracted from Fermented Wastewater by Adsorption Journal Article

ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 8 (30), pp. 11292-11298, 2020.

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Wijten, J H J; Mandemaker, L D B; van Eeden, T C; Dubbeld, J E; Weckhuysen, B M

In Situ Study on Ni–Mo Stability in a Water-Splitting Device: Effect of Catalyst Substrate and Electric Potential Journal Article

ChemSusChem, 13 (12), pp. 3172-3179, 2020.

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Fufachev, E V; Weckhuysen, B M; Bruijnincx, P C A

Tandem catalytic aromatization of volatile fatty acids Journal Article

Green Chemistry, 22 (10), pp. 3229-3238, 2020.

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Vogt, C; Wijten, J; Madeira, C L; Kerkenaar, O; Xu, K; Holzinger, R; Monai, M; Weckhuysen, B M

Alkali Promotion in the Formation of CH4 from CO2 and Renewably Produced H2 over Supported Ni Catalysts Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 12 (10), pp. 2792-2800, 2020.

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Geitner, R; Weckhuysen, B M

Controlling the Depolymerization of Paraformaldehyde with Pd–Phosphine Complexes Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 26 (23), pp. 5297-5302, 2020.

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Genuino, H C; Bovenkamp, Van De H H; Wilbers, E; Winkelman, J G M; Goryachev, A; Hofmann, J P; Hensen, E J M; Weckhuysen, B M; Bruijnincx, P C A; Heeres, H J

Catalytic Hydrogenation of Renewable Levulinic Acid to γ-Valerolactone: Insights into the Influence of Feed Impurities on Catalyst Performance in Batch and Flow Reactors Journal Article

ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 8 (15), pp. 5903-5919, 2020.

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Wondergem, C S; Kromwijk, J J G; Slagter, M; Vrijburg, W L; Hensen, E J M; Monai, M; Vogt, C; Weckhuysen, B M

In Situ Shell-Isolated Nanoparticle-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Nickel-Catalyzed Hydrogenation Reactions Journal Article

ChemPhysChem, 21 (7), pp. 625-632, 2020.

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Rivera-Torrente, M; Filez, M; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Multi-Spectroscopic Interrogation of the Spatial Linker Distribution in Defect-Engineered Metal–Organic Framework Crystals: The [Cu3(btc)2−x(cydc)x] Showcase Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 26 (16), pp. 3614-3625, 2020.

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Wijten, J H J; Garcia-Torregrosa, I; Dijkman, E A; Weckhuysen, B M

Basicity and Electrolyte Composition Dependent Stability of Ni-Fe-S and Ni-Mo Electrodes during Water Splitting Journal Article

ChemPhysChem, 21 (6), pp. 518-524, 2020.

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van Deelen, T W; Yoshida, H; Oord, R; Zečević, J; Weckhuysen, B M; de Jong, K P

Cobalt nanocrystals on carbon nanotubes in the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Impact of support oxidation Journal Article

Applied Catalysis A: General, 593 , 2020.

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Gambino, M; Veselý, M; Filez, M; Oord, R; Sanchez, Ferreira D; Grolimund, D; Nesterenko, N; Minoux, D; Maquet, M; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Nickel Poisoning of a Cracking Catalyst Unravelled by Single-Particle X-ray Fluorescence-Diffraction-Absorption Tomography Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59 (10), pp. 3922-3927, 2020.

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Mejía, Hernández C; Vogt, C; Weckhuysen, B M; de Jong, K P

Stable niobia-supported nickel catalysts for the hydrogenation of carbon monoxide to hydrocarbons Journal Article

Catalysis Today, 343 , pp. 56-62, 2020.

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Louwen, J N; Simko, S; Stanciakova, K; Bulo, R E; Weckhuysen, B M; Vogt, E T C

Role of Rare Earth Ions in the Prevention of Dealumination of Zeolite y for Fluid Cracking Catalysts Journal Article

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124 (8), pp. 4626-4636, 2020.

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Bossers, K W; Valadian, R; Zanoni, S; Smeets, R; Friederichs, N; Garrevoet, J; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Correlated X-ray Ptychography and Fluorescence Nano-Tomography on the Fragmentation Behavior of an Individual Catalyst Particle during the Early Stages of Olefin Polymerization Journal Article

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142 (8), pp. 3691-3695, 2020.

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Krishna, S H; Cao, J; Tamura, M; Nakagawa, Y; Bruyn, De M; Jacobson, G S; Weckhuysen, B M; Dumesic, J A; Tomishige, K; Huber, G W

Synthesis of Hexane-Tetrols and -Triols with Fixed Hydroxyl Group Positions and Stereochemistry from Methyl Glycosides over Supported Metal Catalysts Journal Article

ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 8 (2), pp. 800-805, 2020.

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Vogt, C; Kranenborg, J; Monai, M; Weckhuysen, B M

Structure Sensitivity in Steam and Dry Methane Reforming over Nickel: Activity and Carbon Formation Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 10 (2), pp. 1428-1438, 2020.

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Mandemaker, L D B; Rivera-Torrente, M; Delen, G; Hofmann, J P; Lorenz, M; Belianinov, A; Weckhuysen, B M

Nanoweb Surface-Mounted Metal–Organic Framework Films with Tunable Amounts of Acid Sites as Tailored Catalysts Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 26 (3), pp. 691-698, 2020.

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Amirilargani, M; Yokota, G N; Vermeij, G H; Merlet, R B; Delen, G; Mandemaker, L D B; Weckhuysen, B M; Winnubst, L; Nijmeijer, A; de Smet, L C P M; Sudhölter, E J R

Melamine-Based Microporous Organic Framework Thin Films on an Alumina Membrane for High-Flux Organic Solvent Nanofiltration Journal Article

ChemSusChem, 13 (1), pp. 136-140, 2020.

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Paalanen, P P; Vreeswijk, Van S H; Weckhuysen, B M

Combined in Situ X-ray Powder Diffractometry/Raman Spectroscopy of Iron Carbide and Carbon Species Evolution in Fe(-Na-S)/α-Al2O3 Catalysts during Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, pp. 9837-9855, 2020.

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Nieuwelink, A -E; Velthoen, M E Z; Nederstigt, Y C M; Jagtenberg, K L; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Single Particle Essays to Determine Heterogeneities within Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalysts Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 2020.

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Paalanen, P P; van Vreeswijk, S H; Dugulan, A I; Weckhuysen, B M

Identification of Iron Carbides in Fe(−Na−S)/α-Al2O3 Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Catalysts with X-ray Powder Diffractometry and Mössbauer Absorption Spectroscopy Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 2020.

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Mandemaker, L D B; Rivera-Torrente, M; Geitner, R; Vis, C M; Weckhuysen, B M

In Situ Spectroscopy of Calcium Fluoride Anchored Metal–Organic Framework Thin Films during Gas Sorption Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 2020.

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Hartman, T; Geitenbeek, R G; Wondergem, C S; Stam, Van Der W; Weckhuysen, B M

Operando Nanoscale Sensors in Catalysis: All Eyes on Catalyst Particles Journal Article

ACS Nano, 2020.

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Fu, D; Paioni, Lucini A; Lian, C; van der Heijden, O; Baldus, M; Weckhuysen, B M

Elucidating Zeolite Channel Geometry–Reaction Intermediate Relationships for the Methanol-to-Hydrocarbon Process Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 2020.

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Verkleij, S P; Whiting, G T; Esclapez, Parres S; Li, S; Mertens, M M; Janssen, M; Bons, A -J; Burgers, M; Weckhuysen, B M

High-Pressure Operando UV-Vis Micro-Spectroscopy of Coke Formation in Zeolite-based Catalyst Extrudates during the Transalkylation of Aromatics Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 2020.

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van Deelen, T W; Harmel, J M; Nijhuis, J J; Su, H; Yoshida, H; Oord, R; Zečević, J; Weckhuysen, B M; de Jong, K P

Disk-Shaped Cobalt Nanocrystals as Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis Catalysts Under Industrially Relevant Conditions Journal Article

Topics in Catalysis, 2020.

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Ismail, A S M; Uemura, Y; Park, S H; Kwon, S; Kim, M; Elnaggar, H; Frati, F; Niwa, Y; Wadati, H; Hirata, Y; Zhang, Y; Yamagami, K; Yamamoto, S; Matsuda, I; Halisdemir, U; Koster, G; Weckhuysen, B M; Groot, De F M F

Direct observation of the electronic states of photoexcited hematite with ultrafast 2p3d X-ray absorption spectroscopy and resonant inelastic X-ray scattering Journal Article

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 22 (5), pp. 2685-2692, 2020.

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

In Situ Shell-Isolated Nanoparticle-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy to Unravel Sequential Hydrogenation of Phenylacetylene over Platinum Nanoparticles Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 9 (12), pp. 10794-10802, 2019.

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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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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, 149 (12), pp. 3279-3286, 2019.

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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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Heracleous, E; Pachatouridou, E; Hernández-Giménez, A M; Hernando, H; Fakin, T; Paioni, A L; Baldus, M; Serrano, D P; Bruijnincx, P C A; Weckhuysen, B M; Lappas, A A

Characterization of deactivated and regenerated zeolite ZSM-5-based catalyst extrudates used in catalytic pyrolysis of biomass Journal Article

Journal of Catalysis, 380 , pp. 108-122, 2019.

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van Ravenhorst, I K; Geitenbeek, R G; van der Eerden, M J; van Omme, Tijn J; Garza, Peréz H H; Meirer, F; Meijerink, A; Weckhuysen, B M

In Situ Local Temperature Mapping in Microscopy Nano-Reactors with Luminescence Thermometry Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 11 (22), pp. 5505-5512, 2019.

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Hartman, T; Geitenbeek, R G; Whiting, G T; Weckhuysen, B M

Operando monitoring of temperature and active species at the single catalyst particle level Journal Article

Nature Catalysis, 2 (11), pp. 986-996, 2019.

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Garcia-Torregrosa, I; Wijten, J H J; Zanoni, S; Oropeza, F E; Hofmann, J P; Hensen, E J M; Weckhuysen, B M

Template-Free Nanostructured Fluorine-Doped Tin Oxide Scaffolds for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Journal Article

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11 (40), pp. 36485-36496, 2019.

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Verkaaik, M; Grote, R; Meulendijks, N; Sastre, F; Weckhuysen, B M; Buskens, P

Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Using Plasmonic Pd-Decorated Au Nanorods as Catalyst: A Study on the Contribution of Laser Illumination Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 11 (19), pp. 4974-4980, 2019.

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Verkleij, S P; Whiting, G T; Pieper, D; Esclapez, Parres S; Li, S; Mertens, M M; Janssen, M; Bons, A -J; Burgers, M; Weckhuysen, B M

Chemical Imaging of the Binder-Dependent Coke Formation in Zeolite-Based Catalyst Bodies During the Transalkylation of Aromatics Journal Article

ChemCatChem, 11 (19), pp. 4788-4796, 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, 58 (38), pp. 13220-13230, 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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Bruyn, De M; Cuello-Penaloza, P; Cendejas, M; Hermans, I; He, J; Krishna, S H; Lynn, D M; Dumesic, J A; Huber, G W; Weckhuysen, B M

Hexane-1,2,5,6-tetrol as a versatile and biobased building block for the synthesis of sustainable (Chiral) crystalline mesoporous polyboronates Journal Article

ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 7 (15), pp. 13430-13436, 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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