Nienke Visser

PhD Candidate
Employed since: December 2018
Phone: +31 611496783
Room: 4th floor study area



Exploring fundamental characteristics of nickel-based catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation



2018 – Present

PhD candidate in the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Petra de Jongh and Dr. Jovana Zečević


2016 – 2018

Master’s degree in Nanomaterials Science (honours), Utrecht University

Master thesis at the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group, entitled “Understanding manganese promoter effects in carbon-supported copper-catalyzed ester hydrogenation”, supervised by Rolf Beerthuis, MSc and Prof. Dr. Petra de Jongh


Internship at BASF de Meern, the Netherlands, supervised by Drs. Bennie Reesink



Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (honours), Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Bachelor thesis at the Condensed Matter and Interfaces group, entitled “The search for green energy – Colloidal semiconductor Cu­2-xS-CIS heteronanorods as p-n nanojunctions in solar cells“, supervised by Dr. Ward van der Stam and Dr. Celso de Mello Donegá



Secondary education at Stedelijk Gymnasium Haarlem



Born in Heemstede, The Netherlands