News 2014

01 December 2014

Eelco Vogt appointed Professor of Refinery Catalysis

Utrecht University has appointed Dr. Eelco Vogt as Professor by special appointment of Refinery Catalysis. The chair for Catalysis of Oil Refinery Processes, endowed by Albemarle Catalysts, is part of the […]

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31 October 2014

Nanoconfined LiBH4 (lithium borohydride) as a fast lithium conductor

The chemists from Utrecht University have discovered a way to make the solid substance lithium borohydride (LiBH4) more than 1,000 times as conductive at room temperature. This discovery was made […]

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29 October 2014

Utrecht University invests 3 million euro’s in electron microscopy

Prof. Krijn de Jong and Dr. Jovana Zecevic presented the proposal for a new centre for electron microscopy next to the David de Wied building at Utrecht Science Park ‘de […]

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16 October 2014

Weckhuysen appointed as Visiting Professor at University College London

University College London has appointed Professor Bert Weckhuysen as Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemistry of University College London (UCL). UCL is regarded as one of the world’s most […]

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30 September 2014

Short Stay PhD Fellowship grant for Nazila Masoud

As part of her research project, Nazila Masoud visited Utrecht University Partner (UUP) Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface (LRS), Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris (France). Nazila Masoud […]

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08 September 2014

Science Spotlight award for Roy van den Berg

At the opening of the academic year at the faculty of Science, Roy van den Berg received the Science Spotlight award from dean Gerrit van Meer. This award will be […]

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09 July 2014

Biomass conversion lab kit for high school students.

In three lessons, secondary school students investigate how biomass can be converted into useful components. The lessons on biomass Conversion consists of laboratory exercises with accompanying questions and assignments. In […]

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03 July 2014

Shell Research celebrates 100th year anniversary

Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam (STCA), celebrated their 100th year anniversary on July 2nd 2014 in Amsterdam. As former employee and current consultant Krijn de Jong was invited for the 100th […]

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16 June 2014

Launch website Faces of Science

This month, the KNAW launched the website Faces of Science. Roy van den Berg will be one of the ‘faces’. At this website, the ‘Faces of Science’ report about their […]

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26 May 2014

Vidi grant for Pieter Bruijnincx

This month, Pieter Bruijnincx received a Vidi grant for his research on catalytic processes for converting biomass. With this grant of 800.000 Euro, he can expand his line of research […]

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20 May 2014

KNCV Master Award for Marte van der Linden

During the KNCV Spring Meeting “Hoe verzilver ik goud?” earlier this month, Marte van der Linden received the KNCV Golden Master Award. She was awarded this prize for her thesis entitled […]

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08 May 2014

Pieter Bruijnincx in Chemie Magazine

In the March edition of Chemie Magazine, an article appeared about lignin and the current research towards its conversion to bio-BTX. The article features Pieter Bruijnincx and his research on […]

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22 April 2014

Rubicon for Annelie Jongerius

In April, Annelie Jongerius, who obtained her PhD in the group of Bert Weckhuysen last year, received a Rubicon grant by NWO. With this grant, Jongerius will go to Stanford University […]

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17 April 2014

Jovana Zečević appointed Assistant Professor

As of May 1st, Dr. Jovana Zečević will be appointed as Assistant Professor in the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group. Zecevic will contribute to teaching, research and organization with emphasis […]

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16 April 2014

Kohlenforschung Centennial Lectureship for Krijn de Jong

On April 9, Krijn de Jong was awarded with the “Kohlenforschung Centennial Lectureship” at the Max Planck Institute in Mülheim, Gemany. At that occasion he presented a lecture entitled “Fischer […]

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02 April 2014

Weckhuysen speaker at TEDxBinnenhof

Bert Weckhuysen was one of the speakers at TEDxBinnenhof, which took place on March 31. For this inspiration conference in the Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights) within The Binnenhof (The political […]

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15 March 2014

VIP article in ChemCatChem

In ChemCatChem, a VIP article appeared from Qingyun Qian, Javier Ruiz-Martinez and Bert Weckhuysen together with researchers from the King Agdulaziz University in Jeddah. The VIP article, entitled ‘Single-Particle Spectroscopy […]

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12 February 2014

Petra de Jongh Chair of Inorganic Nanomaterials

Petra de Jongh has been appointed chair of Inorganic Nanomaterials at the Department of Chemistry and the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, effective February 1. De Jongh is an expert […]

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11 February 2014

De Groot and Weckhuysen in CLS Research Report

The research of Frank de Groot and Bert Weckhuysen and co-workers, appeared in the 2012 Research Report of the Canadian Light Source Inc. The report, appearing online in January this year, […]

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29 January 2014

Pieter Bruijnincx interviewed in DUB

An interview with Pieter Bruijnincx appeared in DUB, the digital magazine of Utrecht University. In the article, entitled ‘Bellenblaasontdekking Utrechtse onderzoekers maakt petrochemische industrie groener’, Pieter Bruijnincx explains the research […]

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15 January 2014

Proposal Weckhuysen granted in first CAPITA call

In the First CAPITA Call, the project proposal of Weckhuysen and researchers from Greece, Spain, Flanders and Italy is granted. The granted project in which Weckhuysen is involved is called […]

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15 January 2014

TA fund granted

In December, NWO CW granted a Technology Area (TA) to the project lead by Prof. Detlef Lohse (University of Twente). With Bert Weckhuysen as co-applicant, Utrecht University is involved in […]

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07 January 2014

First CHIPP grant awarded

The first CHIPP grant of the NWO-NCI Fund is awarded to Krijn de Jong, as main applicant of the research proposal ‘Structure-Stability Relationships for Supported Catalysts’. Co-applicants are Bert Weckhuysen, […]

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