Nina Genz

Postdoctoral Fellow
Employed since: January 2020
Room: 4.76



Rising CO2 concentration in the atmosphere constitutes one of the most challenging problems of today’s society. Therefore, using CO2 as reactant for producing value-added products, e.g. hydrocarbons or alcohols, offers a promising starting point to handle this issue. My research project focuses on CO2 hydrogenation over supported catalyst systems. In order to gain a fundamental understanding of the influence of varying structural properties on catalytic performance, detailed structural characterization will be combined with in situ characterization. A special emphasis will be laid on X-ray absorption spectroscopy.



Since 2020

Postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University in the group of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis under the supervision of prof. dr. ir. Bert M. Weckhuysen

2015 – 2019

PhD in Chemistry at Technical University Berlin in the group of Analytical Chemistry under the supervision of prof. dr. Thorsten Ressler. Thesis title: “Structure-activity correlations and solid-state kinetic investigations of iron oxide-based catalysts supported on SBA-15”

2013 – 2015

Master of Science in Chemistry at Technical University Berlin

2009 – 2014

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Technical University Berlin


28 September 2020

Walter Benjamin Fellowship awarded to Nina Genz

Nina S. Genz received a Walter Benjamin Fellowship from DFG (German research foundation) for the research project “Insights into CO2 Hydrogenation: Tuning the Selectivity towards Alcohols by Investigating Ni-Fe Bimetallic Catalysts”. Nina […]

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