Mario de Bruyn

Postdoctoral Fellow
Employed since: 15th of June 2017
Room: University of Winconsin, US



The project is a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin at Madison (USA) and the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). The first two years of the project will be conducted at the University of Wisconsin in the group of Prof. James Dumesic, and will concern the making of heterogeneous catalysts using atomic layer deposition (ALD).
In the third year, Dr. De bruyn will move to the group of Prof. Bert Weckhuysen. Then the prime focus of the project will shift towards the characterization of the developed ALD catalysts using advanced Raman/IR spectroscopy. Additionally, an overarching goal of this project is to use the ALD catalysts in hydrodeoxygenation and hydrogenation reactions and more specifically of levoglucosenone, a rising specialty chemical directly obtainable from cellulose


Krishna, S H; Bruyn, De M; Schmidt, Z R; Weckhuysen, B M; Dumesic, J A; Huber, G W

Catalytic production of hexane-1,2,5,6-tetrol from bio-renewable levoglucosanol in water: Effect of metal and acid sites on (stereo)-selectivity Journal Article

Green Chemistry, 20 (19), pp. 4557-4565, 2018, (cited By 0).

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Krishna, S H; Huang, K; Barnett, K J; He, J; Maravelias, C T; Dumesic, J A; Huber, G W; bruyn, De M; Weckhuysen, B M

Oxygenated commodity chemicals from chemo-catalytic conversion of biomass derived heterocycles Journal Article

AIChE Journal, 64 (6), pp. 1910-1922, 2018, (cited By 4).

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