Recent news

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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18 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 titled: “Template-Framework Interactions in Tetraethylammonium-Directed Zeolite Synthesis.”

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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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07 February 2018

Bert Weckhuysen receives Certificate for Achievements from the Belgian Ambassador

On February 7 2018 Belgian Ambassador in the Netherlands, Chris Hoornaert, has awarded Professor Bert Weckhuysen a Certificate for Achievements (‘Oorkonde van Verdienste’) of the Christoffel Plantin fund for his […]

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23 January 2018

Two NWO projects awarded to the ICC group

Two projects within the NWO Materials for Sustainability Research program have been awarded to the ICC group: Baira Donoeva will work with Bastian Mei (UT) in collaboration with HyET on […]

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22 January 2018

Krijn de Jong elected for the shortlist of the UU Teaching Award

Prof. Krijn de Jong has been nominated by the Chemistry Student Association Proton and has been elected for the shortlist of the Teaching Award of Utrecht University. An article about […]

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24 October 2017

Krijn de Jong receives Eminent Visitor Award

The Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA) aims to recognise excellence in catalysis research by overseas scientists. In acknowledgement of their significant contributions, an Eminent Visitor Award is presented to […]

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19 October 2017

Krijn de Jong was interviewed by NPO Radio 1

Krijn de Jong was interviewed on NPO Radio 1 about CO2 storage underground the North Sea. The new government develops plans to capture and store 18 million ton of CO2 […]

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13 September 2017

Volkskrant: interview with Petra de Jongh

An article appeared in the Volkskrant (in Dutch) about work in the group of Petra de Jongh regarding sustainable energy conversion and storage. It focuses on the search to develop […]

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11 September 2017

Prize for best MSc thesis for Maarten Branssen

Maarten Branssen, MSc student onder Jessi van der Hoeven in een samenwerkingsproject tussen Alfons van Blaaderen (Soft Condensed Matter) en Petra de Jongh (Anorganische Chemie en Katalyse) heeft met zijn […]

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09 July 2017

Recent media appearances – group of Bert Weckhuysen

BNR podcast: interview with Jochem Wijten June 7, 2017 The podcast is about the production of artificial manure, without the high CO2 emmisions that appear during the Haber-Bosch process. Wijten […]

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12 June 2017

Krijn de Jong receives François Gault Lectureship Award

EFCATS, the European Federation of Catalysis Societies, has announced today that they are awarding the 2017 EFCATS François Gault Lectureship to Krijn de Jong. The Award will be presented at […]

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30 May 2017

Recent media appearances – group of Bert Weckhuysen

Lectures at Universiteit van Nederland in the Media In May 2016, Bert Weckhuysen appeared in a series of five lectures of the ‘Universiteit van Nederland’ (University of the Netherlands), in […]

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24 May 2017

Group of Bert Weckhuysen featured in podcast Captains of Chemistry

(From left to right: Anne-Eva Nieuwelink, Edwin Mooibroek (BNR), Bert Weckhuysen en Katinka Wondergem.) Bert Weckhuysen, Katinka Wondergem and Anne-Eva Nieuwelink feature in the first episode of ‘Captains of Chemistry’; […]

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19 May 2017

Pasi Paalanen and José Moya-Cancino featured in ‘De Werkplek’ on DUB

Pasi Paalanen and José Moya-Cancino have their research topic in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Fischer-Tropsch fuels are a possible alternative for crude oil. Both PhD candidates work under supervision of Bert Weckhuysen […]

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18 May 2017

Thesis defense Peter Bramwell, 22 May 2017

Peter Bramwell will defend his dissertation, entitled “Pore-confined light metal hydrides for energy storage and catalysis”. Date and Time: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10.30 AM. Location: Academic Building, Domplein […]

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25 April 2017

Bert Weckhuysen wins Tanabe Prize for Acid-Base Catalysis

The prize was initiated by the International Acid-Base Catalysis Group and bears the name of Kozo Tanabe, who pioneered many of the modern concepts in catalytic chemistry of acids and […]

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