I am interested in the fundamental understanding of large refinery processes at molecular level, using spectroscopy, microscopy and theoretical modeling. We will need this fundamental knowledge to develop new and adapted large scale processes in the transition towards a carbon-neutral society.
3-D X-ray Nanotomography Reveals Different Carbon Deposition Mechanisms in a Single Catalyst Particle Journal Article
ChemCatChem, 13 (10), pp. 2494-2507, 2021.
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.
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.
Integrated Transmission Electron and Single-Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy Correlates Reactivity with Ultrastructure in a Single Catalyst Particle Journal Article
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 (1), pp. 257-261, 2018.
Revealing long- and short-range structural modifications within phosphorus-treated HZSM-5 zeolites by atom probe tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance and powder X-ray diffraction Journal Article
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20 (44), pp. 27766-27777, 2018.
A DNP-supported solid-state NMR study of carbon species in fluid catalytic cracking catalysts Journal Article
Chemical Communications, 53 (28), pp. 3933-3936, 2017.
Single-molecule fluorescence microscopy reveals local diffusion coefficients in the pore network of an individual catalyst particle Journal Article
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (39), pp. 13632-13635, 2017.
Photo-spectroscopy of mixtures of catalyst particles reveals their age and type Journal Article
Faraday Discussions, 188 , pp. 69-79, 2016.
Fluid catalytic cracking: recent developments on the grand old lady of zeolite catalysis Journal Article
Chemical Society Reviews, 44 (20), pp. 7342-7370, 2015.
Unraveling the redox behavior of a CoMoS hydrodesulfurization catalyst: A scanning transmission X-ray microscopy study in the tender X-ray range Journal Article
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119 (5), pp. 2530-2536, 2015.
Microspectroscopic insight into the deactivation process of individual cracking catalyst particles with basic sulfur components Journal Article
Applied Catalysis A: General, 419-420 , pp. 84-94, 2012.
Staining of fluid-catalytic-cracking catalysts: Localising Brønsted acidity within a single catalyst particle Journal Article
Chemistry - A European Journal, 18 (4), pp. 1094-1101, 2012.
Catalytic activity in individual cracking catalyst particles imaged throughout different life stages by selective staining Journal Article
Nature Chemistry, 3 (11), pp. 862-867, 2011.