As a pioneer in the industry of renewable and sustainable chemistry, Avantium patented the Indium-Bismuth catalyst for formate production. Understanding the catalytic behavior of these metals as single catalysts and as alloys on a nanoscale level can help to improve the general performance of the reaction. In this research, I aim to understand the role of post transition metals with and without dopants using ex situ and in situ electrochemical ATR-IR spectroscopy, providing insights on the reaction mechanism and on the catalyst deactivation.
PhD candidate at Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Internship at Lenntech, Delft, The Netherlands
Internship at Airliquide, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Applicative project at Urenco, The Netherlands
Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering track at TU Delft, The Netherlands
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Federico II University, Naples, Italy