Photo taken during the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis Lab Dinner at Sonnenborgh (https://www.sonnenborgh.nl; November 12, 2021) by Ivar Pel. This image was made following all Covid-19 regulations in force at the time of the event. All group members in this picture were screened for Covid-19 (QR-code) prior to entering the restaurant.
Our group focuses on characterization, performance, and synthesis of inorganic functional materials with special emphasis on well-defined heterogeneous catalysts for energy storage and sustainable physicochemical conversion processes in the fields of thermal catalysis, photocatalysis and electrocatalysis. We specialize in the development of operando and in-situ (time-resolved) spectroscopy and microscopy techniques to develop structure-performance relationships and understand, for example, the function and deactivation of solid catalysts. Further focal areas include industrial catalysis, environmental analysis, plasmonic sensing, and data mining.
New research group MCC started
On January 1st, a new research group was founded, called Materials Chemistry and Catalysis (MCC). More information on this new group can be found at https://materialschemistryandcatalysis.org. The Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group, ICC, remains focused on operando spectroscopy and microscopy of heterogeneous catalysts and catalytic processes, with a strong interest in sustainable new processes based on alternative feedstocks, including CO2, biomass, and polymer waste, developing the refinery and petrochemical complex of the future.