Romy Riemersma

PhD Candidate
Employed since: February 2019
Phone: +31 6 81424223
Room: David de Wied, 4th floor, study area



In this project the genesis of nanobubbles at the surface of thin-film zeolites and MOFs will be studied. This will be done using scanning probe microscopy techniques, such as liquid-phase AFM and Kelvin probe microscopy. Formation of nanobubbles will be induced on thin-film zeolites through solvent exchange and temperature variations. MOFs will be employed in electrocatalysis to induce formation of gas bubbles. The aim is to correlate surface heterogeneities with nanobubble formation.




Bachelor degree in Chemistry at Utrecht University.

Bachelor thesis at the Organic Chemistry and Catalysis group of the Debye Institute, under supervision of dr. Marc-Etienne Moret.

Title: Generation of Nickel Hydride Complexes Bearing a Diphosphine Ketone Ligand Intended to Catalyse Hydrogenation Reactions of Carbonyl Moieties.



Master degree in Nanomaterials Science at Utrecht University.

Master thesis at Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group of the Debye Institute, under supervision of prof. dr. ir. Bert Weckhuysen.

Title: Stability of Ni-Mo Electrocatalysts Employed in Water Splitting.


February- August 2018

Research Internship at Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd (Green Chemistry Group), Ibaraki, Japan.


Wijten, J H J; Riemersma, R L; Gauthier, J; Mandemaker, L D B; Verhoeven, M W G M T; Hofmann, J P; Chan, K; Weckhuysen, B M

Electrolyte Effects on the Stability of Ni−Mo Cathodes for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Journal Article

In: ChemSusChem, vol. 12, no. 15, pp. 3491-3500, 2019, (cited By 13).

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