Thesis defense Dimitrije Cicmil on March 2, 2016

Dimitrije Cicmil will defend his dissertation, entitled: ‘Advances in Phillips Polymerisation Catalysis: In-situ Synthesis of Light Linear Alpha Olefins’.

In his dissertation, Cicmil presents a method to simplify and improve the production of polyethylene (PE). Polyethylene presents a large class of polymers with an exponentially growing consumption worldwide. Therefore, this method is very desirable from both practical as economical point of view.

The presented findings open a new era of Phillips-type polymerisation catalysis, while the developed characterisation methods offer a unique approach to study other catalytic systems in great detail.

Read more:
Press release of Utrecht University.

Thesis defense:
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM.
Location: Academic Building, Domplein 29, Utrecht.
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Ir. B.M. Weckhuysen.