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05 July 2021

ARC-CBBC hub explained

Ina Vollmer and Matteo Monai, ICC’s new assistant professors (see May 1 news item) have prepared a video explaining the tools and techniques available at the Utrecht ARC-CBBC hub. The ARC […]

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28 May 2021

Bert Weckhuysen Awarded Comenius Senior Fellowship

Bert Weckhuysen was awarded a prestigious Comenius Senior Fellowship award which will allow him to expand the Bachelor-phase Da Vinci Project (an interdisciplinary honours programme on sustainability developed with a […]

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11 May 2021

And then there was light: the sun powers new chemistry

In an article that appeared in de Telegraaf today, ICC researchers Eline Hutter, Matteo Monai, and Bert Weckhuysen are interviewed about the conversion of CO­2 to methane using sunlight. Although […]

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11 May 2021

Where has all the plastic gone? Ina Vollmer & Florian Meirer interviewed about plastic in the environment

Ina Vollmer and Florian Meirer have been interviewed for an in-depth article about plastic in the environment: 99 percent of all the plastics in the ocean is missing. We know […]

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05 May 2021

Clothing kills the virus

The Covid-pandemic has demonstrated that we need to be ready for rapidly spreading threats, like a new biohazard, but also pollutants, or toxins. This is especially important for the front-line […]

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05 May 2021

Bert Weckhuysen explains smell of asphalt processing plant on Radio1

Neighbors of an Asphalt-processing plant in den Bosch are concerned about the smell emanating from the plant, and fear for exposure to benzene. Bert Weckhuysen was interviewed to explain how […]

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01 May 2021

Matteo Monai and Ina Vollmer appointed assistant professors at ICC and ARC CBBC

The ICC scientific staff was recently expanded with two new tenure-track assistant professors: Ina Vollmer and Matteo Monai, presently post-docs at ICC, will join the team of ICC and ARC […]

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01 May 2021

Utrecht researchers show how to detect nanoplastics in sea water

Degrading plastic waste ends up in the sea as very small particles, that can be harmful to aquatic life but also eventually to humans. It is very difficult to study […]

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22 April 2021

Bert Weckhuysen speaks out on research funding

In an interview in DUB, the news site of Utrecht University, Bert Weckhuysen speaks out on the funding system for academic research. What is needed, is a sustainable model for […]

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22 April 2021

Reinventing Chemistry Together: Successful anniversary symposium of ARC-CBBC

In ARC-CBBC, industry, academia and government cooperate to redesign the chemical industry, and drastically reduce its environmental footprint. Led by Bert Weckhuysen (UU-ICC), Hans Kuipers (Eindhoven University) and Nobel-Prize winner […]

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21 April 2021

Freddy Rabouw receives support for KIEM GOCHEM project

Freddy Rabouw has been awarded 50 k€ for his new KIEM project “Bright red light thanks to smart energy conversion”. He will implement the project together with Seaborough Research B.V., […]

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14 April 2021

New research group founded – MCC website released

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 […]

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07 April 2021

Charlotte Vogt selected for Forbes 30 under 30 – Appointed Assistant Professor at Technion, Haifa

ICC-graduate Charlotte Vogt was selected for the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2021 list. Charlotte was selected in the Science and Healthcare section of the list, for her studies […]

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16 March 2021

Extended Pore structure in zeolite crystals visualized in Angewandte VIP-paper

Zeolites are the active ingredients of many industrial catalysts. The have very small pores, that are just large enough to let specific molecules access their active sites. However, these narrow […]

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06 March 2021

Erik Maris and Iris ten Have win poster and presentation awards at the 2021 NCCC conference

ICC was very successful at the online 2021 Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference this year: Erik Maris has won the Poster Award for his poster “Making more efficient zeolites: Visualizing […]

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19 February 2021

Poster Award for Sophie van Vreeswijk from the Faraday Discussions

PhD student Sophie van Vreeswijk has received a Poster Award during the Faraday Discussions. Her poster entitled “Atom Probe Tomography and Operando Spectroscopy Reveal Nano-scale Compositions, Clustering and Conking Behaviour […]

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12 January 2021

Bert Weckhuysen appointed Honorary fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society

Bert Weckhuysen was recently appointed Honorary Fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society. He was elected for his contributions in the use of in-situ spectroscopy technology to study catalytic processes, as […]

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23 November 2020

Research into microplastics and nanoplastics and chemical substances

Bert Weckhuysen and Florian Meirer are involved in two major European Horizon 2020 projects that are all connected with research into substances that are harmful to our health. A brief […]

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01 October 2020

Matteo Monai wins the ‘RK Grasselli 2020’ Award

This yearly award (at its first edition) is presented to Italian researchers under the age of 37 who have made exceptional contribution to gas phase catalysis. The award consists of […]

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28 September 2020

Walter Benjamin Fellowship awarded to Nina Genz

Nina S. Genz received a Walter Benjamin Fellowship from DFG (German research foundation) for the research project “Insights into CO2 Hydrogenation: Tuning the Selectivity towards Alcohols by Investigating Ni-Fe Bimetallic Catalysts”. Nina […]

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24 September 2020

Florian Meirer promoted to Associate Professor

As of September 2020 Dr. Florian Meirer was promoted to Associate Professor (UHD) in the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group. He is very much looking forward to continue his work […]

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25 May 2020

PhD defences August-November

From the 1st of July, live defences will be organised again in the Senaatszaal of the Utrecht University Hall (Academie gebouw) with a limited number of people. More information can […]

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21 May 2020

Upcoming online PhD defences

Due to the measures taken at Utrecht University to contain the coronavirus, all public PhD defences from the 17th of March to the 1st of June are postponed. As an […]

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06 January 2020

Eline Hutter appointed as Assistant Professor at ICC

From January 2020, Eline Hutter has started as an Assistant Professor in the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis (ICC) group. She will work on advanced spectroscopic and structural characterization to investigate […]

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20 December 2019

ICC Christmas dinner and Princetonplein Muziekfestijn

The end of 2019 was celebrated in a festive atmosphere with a great Christmas dinner with interesting prizes, organised by Savannah, Christia, Max and Bas, and participation in the Princetonplein […]

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22 July 2019

Matteo Monai wins the Eni Young Researcher of the Year award

The Young Researcher of the Year award is presented every year to two researchers under the age of 30 who have received a research doctorate in an Italian university. It […]

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06 June 2019

Ward van der Stam appointed as Tenure Tracker at ICC

In March 2019, Ward initially started as a postdoc in the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis (ICC) group, but recently, his position was changed into Tenure Track Assistant Professor. He will […]

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18 March 2019

Utrecht twice in ‘final’ for European billion-euro grant

The Energy-X research proposal led by The Technical University of Denmark is one of the six finalists for the billion-euro flagship scientific initiatives. Bert Weckhuysen is a participant in this […]

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11 March 2019

Methane promising route for storage of renewable energy from sun and wind

Charlotte Vogt, Matteo Monai, Gert Jan Kramer and Bert Weckhuysen recently published in Nature Catalysis on the renaissance of the Sabatier reaction. This work focusses on CO2 reduction towards value […]

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20 February 2019

Carbon to carbon: chemistry and legislation need to work together for a true circular economy

Bert Weckhuysen gave a lecture at the Royal Institution London. In his lecture, Bert takes his audience on a journey from the discovery of crude oil to our current problems […]

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