Eline Hutter

Assistant Professor
Employed since: January 2020
Email: e.m.hutter@uu.nl
Room: Vening Meineszgebouw-B, 4.44



Eline Hutter uses advanced spectroscopic and structural characterization to investigate the relationship between the optoelectronic and structural properties of semiconductor materials and their activity and selectivity as photocatalysts. Her long-term research goal is to find non-toxic semiconductor materials that use (sun-)light to deplete in-house and outdoor air pollutants, which could then be used to add unique functionalities to coatings.



Eline Hutter obtained her PhD in chemical engineering cum laude from Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) in 2018, where she specialized in time-resolved spectroscopy techniques in the group of Dr. Savenije. In the past years, Dr. Hutter investigated optoelectronic properties of lead halide perovskites: a class of semiconductors that received tremendous attention in materials science, as these have yielded high-efficiency solar cells, LEDs and X-ray detectors. In 2017, Dr. Hutter was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (USA), where she explored the synthesis of non-toxic halide perovskites. Afterwards, she joined the group of Dr. Ehrler at AMOLF (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) as a postdoctoral fellow. Here, she used pressure-dependent spectroscopy techniques to investigate the stability of mixed-halide perovskites against phase segregation. In 2019, Eline received a Veni research grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to develop a technique to unravel the band structure of halide perovskites. She recently joined as a tenure-track assistant professor at the Utrecht University hub of the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Block Consortium (ARC CBBC).


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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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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