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06 March 2021

Poster and presentation awards at the 2021 NCCC conference

Great successes at the 22nd Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference (NCCC)! Iris ten Have has received the NIOK Lecture Award for the best presentation for her talk titled “Identifying Aldehyde […]

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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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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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18 February 2019

Petra de Jongh appointed as member of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen

Members of the KHMW are responsible for organising activities that shorten the distance between society and the scientific community. The UU press release can be found here. (in Dutch)

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16 January 2019

Nature Communications publication for Jingxiu Xie and Krijn de Jong

Nature Communications: Emissions of carbon dioxide dramatically reduced in new chemical production process. Click here for UU press release. Click here for the paper on the Nature Communications website.

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06 December 2018

Anne-Eva Nieuwelink receives CHAINS 2018 poster award

Anne-Eva Nieuwelink wins one of the 4 Chemistry of Materials & Chemical Conversion Poster Prizes at CHAINS 2018. Real team effort by two of our PhD students, Anne-Eva & Marjolein […]

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26 November 2018

Ellen Sterk wins AkzoNobel Graduation Prize for Chemistry and Process Technology 2018

The Royal Netherlands Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) has named Ellen Sterk as the winner of the AkzoNobel Graduation Prize for Chemistry and Process Technology 2018. Ellen Sterk completed […]

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20 November 2018

Nature Chemistry publication for Dr. Gareth Whiting, Nikolaos Nikolopoulos, Ioannis Nikolopoulos, Dr. Abhishek Dutta Chowdhury and Prof. Bert Weckhuysen

In their research, the chemists from Utrecht studied the sustainable production of methanol, one of the building blocks for products such as plastics. Sustainable methanol can be synthesised from CO2 […]

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19 November 2018

The China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) has granted Krijn de Jong a Honorary Professorship

Krijn de Jong, professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis (Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science), has been conferred a Honorary Professorship at East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in […]

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05 November 2018

Poster prize for Thijs Verkaaik

PhD candidate Thijs Verkaaik (ICC) won a poster prize for his work entitled “Photothermal Suzuki Cross-Coupling using Bimetallic Nanorods”, authored by Thijs Verkaaik, Roos Grote, Nicole Meulendijks, Francesc Sastre Calabuig, Pascal […]

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29 October 2018

Nature communications paper for Carlos Hernández Mejía, Tom van Deelen & Krijn de Jong

Researchers Carlos Hernández Mejía, Tom van Deelen and Krijn de Jong found a facile method to effectively control metaloxide decoration over cobalt nanoparticles that involves expansion of the nanoparticles followed […]

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28 August 2018

Postdoctoral scholar Joel Schmidt won a Catalysis Science & Technology poster prize award at the 8th Tokyo Conference on Advanced Catalytic Science and Technology (TOCAT8)

Postdoctoral scholar Joel Schmidt won a Catalysis Science & Technology poster prize award at the 8th Tokyo Conference on Advanced Catalytic Science and Technology (TOCAT8). At the conference he presented a poster […]

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20 August 2018

poster award for Rolf Beerthuis at the 8th International Symposium on Carbon for Catalysis in June 2018

PhD candidate Rolf Beerthuis won a prize for the best poster communication at the 8th International Symposium on Carbon for Catalysis in June 2018. At the conference he presented a combined […]

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03 May 2018

Next Einstein Forum Fellow Award and Alumnus of the month nomination for Peter Ngene

Peter Ngene is one of the seventeen ‘Next Einstein Forum’ Fellows 2017-2019, for Africa’s most outstanding and promising young scientists. On 27 March, he received the award from Paul Kagame, […]

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20 April 2018

Poster award for Petra Keijzer at MCEC annual meeting 2018

On the 5th of April, Petra Keijzer won a poster prize during the Netherlands Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion (MCEC) Annual Meeting, in Enschede. The poster was entitled “Fundamental […]

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19 April 2018

Prof. Petra de Jongh is elected as a new member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Prof. Petra de Jongh is elected as a new member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, recognizing her important work on nanomaterials for catalysis and energy storage […]

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14 March 2018

Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND grant for MCEC

The Gravitation Programme Netherlands Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion (MCEC) has been awarded 1.7 million Euros to cover part of the costs for the participation of 16 ambitious new […]

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08 March 2018

NWO grant for Florian Meirer

Florian Meirer (ICC), together with colleagues Katrien Keune (Rijksmuseum) and Koen Janssens (University of Antwerp), has been awarded funding for a project called “3D understanding of degradation products in paintings”. […]

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