Our research focuses on developing and applying probes for luminescence thermometry to obtain temperature information with high spatial resolution. In the field of catalysis, and chemistry in general, temperature is one of the most important parameters which can influence a large variety of phenomena, including yield and selectivity. Using either fibre optics or a microscopy setup, temperature can be accurately determined and mapped with spatial resolutions up to the micrometer.
Luminescence thermometry probes have been successfully developed and afterwards the applicability has been showcased in a variety of different systems and catalytic reactions; Temperature gradients within a methanol-to-hydrocarbon (MTH) fixed bed reactor have been identified, gas compositions during the CO hydrogenation reaction have been correlated to the temperature at the single catalyst particle level and high spatial resolution temperature mapping has been performed in both microfluidic devices as well as operando setups for Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy measurements.
2018–present — Scientific Support member for Prof. Dr. Ir. Bert Weckhuysen
Lab managing and supervision of PhD students with a focus on thermometry and Raman spectroscopy
2014–2018 — PhD candidate in the Condensed Matter and Interfaces group
“Luminescence Thermometry: Fundamentals and Applications” under supervision of Prof Dr. Andries Meijerink, Prof. Dr. Alfons van Blaaderen and Prof. Dr. Ir. Bert Weckhuysen
2011–2014 — Master’s degree in Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Physics, Utrecht University
Master thesis at the Condensed Matter and Interfaces group “Lanthanide doped CdSe quantum dots” under supervision of Prof. Dr. Andries Meijerink
Internship at Philips Lighting “Stability of quantum dots for narrow redband phosphors in LEDs” under supervision of Marcel Böhmer
2007–2011 — Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Utrecht University
1988 — Born in Gouda, The Netherlands
Chemical Engineering Science, 198 , pp. 235-240, 2019.
Chemical Engineering Science, 2018, (cited By 0; Article in Press).
ACS Catalysis, 8 (3), pp. 2397-2401, 2018, (cited By 3).
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121 (6), pp. 3503-3510, 2017, (cited By 32).
See earlier publications on Scopus.