24-29 November 2013: Catalysis, An Integrated Approach (CAIA course)
Date: 24 - 29 November 2013
Venue: Schiermonnikoog. Information on directions to and from Schiermonnikoog will be uploaded soon.
Download the CAIA course flyer here.
…a fascinating discipline
NIOK, the Dutch school of research in catalysis, with some 200 PhD students involved in research, offers the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into various aspects of this fascinating discipline: fundamental, theoretical, homogeneous, heterogeneous, industrial catalysis and biocatalysis. The main theme of this course is the molecular approach of catalysis in view of its applications, from catalyst preparation and characterization to reactor engineering.
The course is designed for graduates and polytechnic (HBO) levels, either as a first introduction or as a refresher course. Especially graduates preparing a doctoral dissertation related to catalysis are potential attendants, but also those who are already working in industry and feel the need to deepen their insights into catalytic processes.
Subjects to be treated
- history of catalysis: homogeneous, heterogeneous and biocatalysis
- chemical and technological aspects of a number of important industrial processes. These processes
will also form the framework for the subjects to be treated in the fundamental and applied parts
of the course.
- chemical kinetics of catalyzed reactions
- chemical bonding to surfaces, in metal complexes and in enzymes
- elementary reaction steps in catalysis
- kinetic and mechanistic processes of catalysis
- catalytic reaction engineering
- preparation of catalyst supports including zeolites
- preparation of supported catalysts
- rapid screening techniques and backgrounds
- spectroscopic techniques
- temperature programmed techniques
- adsorption methods
Modern developments seen from two angles:
- from the process technology side: more efficient and cleaner processes
- from the theoretical side: development of fundamental catalysis towards an independent science
within chemistry and physics.
Heterogeneous Catalysis - Prof. dr ir. L. Lefferts, University of Twente
Homogeneous Catalysis - Dr M.C. Feiters, University of Nijmegen
Reaction Engineering & Kinetics - Dr T.A. Nijhuis, Eindhoven University of Technology
Biocatalysis - Prof. dr U. Hanefeld, Delft University of Technology
Materials & Catalyst Preparation - Prof. dr. K.P. de Jong, Utrecht University
Characterization/Spectroscopy - Prof. dr. G. Mul, University of Twente
Industrial Catalysis - Dr E.T.C. Vogt, Albemarle Catalysts Company BV
Place and time
The course is held on the island Schiermonnikoog. The lectures take place in “Het Dorpshuis”, Torenstreek 18a.
Lodging is in Hotel Van der Werff, Reeweg 2, Schiermonnikoog.
The course starts Sunday 24 November (afternoon arrival) and ends Friday 29 November after lunch.
The text book will be ‘Catalysis, an integrated approach’, edited by Van Santen, Moulijn, Van Leeuwen and Averill, with contributions from many experts.
There will be a test early 2014, in Utrecht. The test is obligatory for NIOK graduates. There are a number of requirements for obtaining the Certificate of Proficiency, one of them being completing the CAIA test. Consulting the text book during the test is permitted. (’open book test’).
A Certificate of Attendance is available. A Certificate of Proficiency is available for those who successfully take the test.
Obtaining the Certificate of Proficiency is one of the requirements that need to be met before NIOK graduates can apply for a NIOK diploma accompanying their doctor’s degree certificate. For the complete set of requirements please contact the NIOK office or ask your supervisor.
Please click here to download the registration form for the course. The number of participants is limited to 55.
Registration before Sept. 1st 2013:
Graduate students and postdocs working with NIOK members € 600
All other graduate students and postdocs € 1000
All other participants* € 2800
Registration after Sept. 1st 2013:
Graduate students and postdocs working with NIOK members € 700
All other graduate students and postdocs € 1100
All other participants* € 3000
* VIRAN members have the right to send one employee of a member company’s own staff at a reduced rate of € 600/700
The fee includes:
- (full board) accommodation (24 November arrival, 29 November departure);
- a copy of the book ‘Catalysis, an integrated approach’;
- other course materials and hand-outs.
Cancellation fees are applicable:
- cancellation between 25 October – 15 November: 50% of the course fee.
- cancellation after 15 November: the full fee will be charged.
Prof. dr ir. L. Lefferts, University of Twente
Irene Hamelers (course coordination)
Office of the Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research (NIOK)
Anna v. Saksenlaan 51
P.O. Box 93223
2509 AE The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel +31 70 349 44 43
Fax +31 70 344 07 87
E-mail: courses [@] niok.nl
General Info: Characterisation in Catalysis Research
NIOK Special Graduate Course on Characterisation in Catalysis Research
NIOK organizes a 3 to 5-day course on the characterization of catalysts at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
The next course is scheduled for 24-26 January 2011, at Eindhoven.
The flyer and instruction how to register can be downloaded here. Please note that the deadline for registration is 1 December 2010.
Although the emphasis of the course will be on the characterization of industrial heterogeneous catalysts by means of spectroscopy, microscopy and diffraction, some attention will be devoted to important model systems such as singlecrystal surfaces, organometallic complexes and particles on planar supports as well.
The course also covers modern in-situ techniques to study catalysts during catalytic testing. The course will be taught by a number of experts.
General Info: Advanced Catalysis Engineering
Advanced Catalysis Engineering, NIOK Course
organised by Catalysis Engineering, ChemE-TUDelft i.c.w. TUDelft Institute for Process Technology.The course is scheduled from 12-16 November (theory) and 23 November 2012 (case study presentations).
It is the mission of NIOK, the institute for research and education in catalysis to bring together specialists from various backgrounds in special courses. In NIOK’s Special Course ‘Advanced Catalysis Engineering’ an integral approach of catalysis and engineering is presented with the goal to provide the essential tools for new process concepts and future catalytic technologies.
Topics include structured catalysts and reactors, catalyst selection, kinetics and stability/deactivation, novel reactor types (microreactors, autothermal, and multifunctionality) and modeling, process intensification, reactor selection strategies, and industrial cases.
The course comprises two weeks:
- The first week will be completely devoted to lecturing (including some evenings).
- The second week participants may work on a challenging case at home to renew or invent an
industrial catalytic process, and present their results after that week.
The teachers are outstanding Dutch and foreign specialists in catalysis and engineering, with an extensive industrial and academic background. Because of the character of this course, the number of participants will be limited. This is, however, beneficial for the contact between teachers and participants.
Who should attend?
The Special Course is aimed at those active in the application of catalysis: the interface where catalysis and engineering meet. Researchers, scientists and engineers from academia, industry, and other organizations will be provided with the state of the art knowledge and experience in this area.
Basic knowledge on reactor theory and (heterogeneous) catalysis is required
(The engineering and kinetics topics of NIOK’s course ‘Integrated approach…’ should be reviewed).
Please click here to download the circular with the final course program.
General Info: Master Course on Biocatalysis
Set-up for a Delft-Nijmegen NIOK Master Course on Biocatalysis.
Download course flyer
Date: 17-18 & 24-25 January 2013
Venue: TU Delft & RU Nijmegen
At the end of the course, the student will have an overview of the newest developments in the area of biocatalysis; catalyst design, characterization, and synergy with homogeneous catalysis (biomimetics). In addition the student should be able to formulate his/her own research questions and be able to present his/her own research topic.
Organic Chemistry; Biochemistry; Catalysis; Biocatalysis or Bioconversion technology (Delft and Leiden students); Chemical Biology (Nijmegen students); Biocatalysis course (Amsterdam, Groningen, Utrecht).
This course is therefore a so-called ‘kop-cursus” on top of existing lectures in biocatalysis or related topics. This course is scheduled for 17-18 + 24-25 January 2013:
- 2 x 2 days (2d Delft, 2d Nijmegen) in consecutive weeks end of January 2013.
- Students from elsewhere stay 1 night in a hotel.
- Course in faculty building.
- To be repeated annually if successful
- 4 topics, each to be treated on a day
Mastercourse Catalytic Surface Science 2012
Mastercourse Catalytic Surface Science 2012
Date: 19-21 March 2012
Venue: Leiden University, Gorlaeus lab., Einsteinweg 55, 2333 CC Leiden
Coördinator: Prof.dr. Marc Koper, Leiden University
Lectures will be given by several catalysis experts from different universities.
The course is first of all meant for master students from NIOK University groups, but is open for other interested people if places are available. It is an intensive three-day course, lectures are given from 9.00 – 17.00. The number of participants is limited to 30.