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

Honorary fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS, 2020-onwards)

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

Comenius Senior Fellowship (2021). Funding Agency: Netherlands Initiative for Education Research.

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

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

Comenius Teaching Fellowship (2019). Funding Agency: Netherlands Initiative for Education 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

R. Jabbour, L.A. Parker, E.M. Hutter, B.M. Weckhuysen, Chemical targets to deactivate biological and chemical toxins using surfaces and fabrics, Nature Reviews Chemistry 2021, 5, doi: 10.1038/s41570-021-00275-4.

M. Weckhuysen, Titanium atoms pair up in industrial catalyst, Nature 2020, 586, 678. (News & Views article)

M. Weckhuysen, Creating value from plastic waste, Science 2020, 370, 400. (Perspective article)

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, 19, 1074.

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)

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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)

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).

K. Wüthrich, B. Weckhuysen, L. Rongy, A. de Wit (Editors), Computational Modeling – From Chemistry to Materials to Biology, Proceedings of the 25th Solvay Conference on Chemistry. World Scientific, 2021, 372 pages, ISBN: 978-981-122-820-9 (hardcover).

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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Verkleij, S P; Whiting, G T; Pieper, D; Esclapez, S Parres; 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

In: 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

In: 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

In: Catalysis Today, 334 , pp. 223-230, 2019.

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Bruyn, M De; 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

In: 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

In: 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

In: 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

In: 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

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

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Whiting, G T; Chung, S -H; Stosic, D; Chowdhury, A D; Wal, L I Van Der; 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

In: 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

In: 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

In: Chemistry - A European Journal, 25 (29), pp. 7158-7167, 2019.

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Samarai, M Al; 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

In: 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

In: 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

In: 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

In: 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

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

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Bruyn, M De; 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

In: 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

In: 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

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

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Chowdhury, A D; Paioni, A Lucini; 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

In: 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

In: 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

In: 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

In: 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

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

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Gambino, M; Veselý, M; Filez, M; Oord, R; Sanchez, D Ferreira; 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

In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 2019.

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Wondergem, C S; van Swieten, T P; Geitenbeek, R G; Erné, B H; Weckhuysen, B M

Extending Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy to Liquids using Shell-Isolated Plasmonic Superstructures Journal Article

In: 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, D E De; Weckhuysen, B M

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

In: 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

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

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

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Rivera-Torrente, M; Filez, M; Schneider, C; Feltz, E C Van Der; Wolkersdörfer, K; Taffa, D H; Wark, M; Fischer, R A; Weckhuysen, B M

Micro-spectroscopy of HKUST-1 metal-organic framework crystals loaded with tetracyanoquinodimethane: Effects of water on host-guest chemistry and electrical conductivity Journal Article

In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 21 (46), pp. 25678-25689, 2019.

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Solsona, M; Vollenbroek, J C; Tregouet, C B M; Nieuwelink, A -E; Olthuis, W; Berg, A Van Den; Weckhuysen, B M; Odijk, M

Microfluidics and catalyst particles Journal Article

In: Lab on a Chip, 19 (21), pp. 3575-3601, 2019.

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Bruyn, M De; Sener, C; Petrolini, D D; McClelland, D J; He, J; Ball, M R; Liu, Y; Martins, L; Dumesic, J A; Huber, G W; Weckhuysen, B M

Catalytic hydrogenation of dihydrolevoglucosenone to levoglucosanol with a hydrotalcite/mixed oxide copper catalyst Journal Article

In: Green Chemistry, 21 (18), pp. 5000-5007, 2019.

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Reyhanitash, E; Fufachev, E; Munster, K D Van; Beek, M B M Van; 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

In: 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

In: 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, A Van; Berg, A Van Den; Odijk, M; Meijerink, A

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

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

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Weckhuysen, B M

Stable platinum in a zeolite channel Journal Article

In: Nature Materials, 18 (8), pp. 778-779, 2019.

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Shen, Y; Le, T T; Fu, D; Schmidt, J E; Filez, M; Weckhuysen, B M; Rimer, J D

Deconvoluting the Competing Effects of Zeolite Framework Topology and Diffusion Path Length on Methanol to Hydrocarbons Reaction Journal Article

In: ACS Catalysis, 8 (12), pp. 11042-11053, 2018.

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

Spatially-Resolved Photoluminescence of Monolayer MoS2 under Controlled Environment for Ambient Optoelectronic Applications Journal Article

In: ACS Applied Nano Materials, 1 (11), pp. 6226-6235, 2018.

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Piovano, A; Pletcher, P; Velthoen, M E Z; Zanoni, S; Chung, S -H; Bossers, K; Jongkind, M K; Fiore, G; Groppo, E; Weckhuysen, B M

Genesis of MgCl2-based Ziegler-Natta Catalysts as Probed with Operando Spectroscopy Journal Article

In: ChemPhysChem, 19 (20), pp. 2662-2671, 2018.

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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

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

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Brand, R P; Mandemaker, L D B; Delen, G; Rijnveld, N; Weckhuysen, B M

Behavior of a Metal Organic Framework Thin-Film at Elevated Temperature and Pressure as Studied with an Autoclave-Inserted Atomic Force Microscope Journal Article

In: ChemPhysChem, 19 (18), pp. 2397-2404, 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

In: 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, G Van; 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

In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 (38), pp. 12430-12434, 2018.

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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

In: 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

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

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van der Graaff, W N P; Tempelman, C H L; Hendriks, F C; Ruiz-Martinez, J; Bals, S; Weckhuysen, B M; Pidko, E A; Hensen, E J M

Deactivation of Sn-Beta during carbohydrate conversion Journal Article

In: Applied Catalysis A: General, 564 , pp. 113-122, 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

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

In: 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

In: 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

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

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