NPP Events

16. 2. 2010 | Susan

Company visits

Shell Amsterdam, 7 May 2015

During the company visit to Shell Amsterdam the group of NPP members were shown around the GTL Pilot Plant and the Shell lab facilities (such as the extrusion lab, PTI facilities and Catalyst testing lab). At lunch the visiting group had the opportunity to present their own work to Shell employees. Also there was the opportunity to talk to these employees during an informal speed date. To finish the day off there was an informal “borrel” with tasty bitterballen and the chance to discuss future career opportunities within Shell.

A successful day judging by the smile on everyone’s face!

The NIOK PhD Platform has been organizing a range of activities for the last 3 years, including social activities (drinks after CAIA exam, pubquizes at the NCCC), but also professional activities, like company visits. This summer, the last version of activities was taken to the next level: in 5 days we visited 4 chemical companies, 3 of which in Germany.

It turned out that there was a lot of interest, and on Monday August 8th a group of 20 PhDs set out towards Ludwigshafen. Within the next days we had a packed schedule, with visits to BASF, Bayer, Evonik  (including a visit to a former coal-washing plant!) and Dow. We learned how the companies are structured, what kind of research is done, but most importantly: we got an idea what it was to start working at each company.

The group of PhDs was very enthusiastic, and although most people didn’t know each other at the start (as we represented 8 universities in total), there was much talk and laughter at dinners, during travel and any spare time. I believe that all of us will have new friends to catch up with at the next NCCC conference.

We would also like to thank NIOK and all the visited companies for giving us the opportunity to organize this trip, and of course to thank the participants for their enthusiasm.


NIOK Soccer Tournament 2015
The yearly NIOK Soccer Tournament is coming up!
Last years winner, Rutjes group Nijmegen, organize the tournament in their own town.
Register with at least 6 persons and kick some balls.
See you there!

Please click here to download the flyer.


NIOK Sports Tournament 2014
NIOK proudly presents this year’s edition of the famous NIOK SPORTS TOURNAMENT!
This tournament is an annual event in which all groups involved in NIOK are expected to send their ‘delegation’ that will compete against each other in the football (soccer) or volleyball tournament. We encourage all groups to join both sports with one or more teams!

Please click here to download the flyer.

NPP Newsletters

16. 2. 2010 | Susan

Please find listed the Newsletters that are released by the NIOK PhD Platform. These Newsletters inform the NIOK PhD students about all kind of events and activities of scientific or social means.

If you have an item that might be of interest to be included in one of the following issues, do not hesitate to contact one of the NIOK PhD Platform members.

NPP Newsletter, Winter 2015

NPP Newsletter, Summer 2015

NPP Newsletter, Spring 2015

NPP Newsletter, Spring 2014

NPP Newsletter, Autumn 2013

NPP Newsletter, Summer 2013

NPP Newsletter, November 2012

NPP Newsletter, Autumn 2012

NPP Newsletter, May 2011

NPP Newsletter, February 2011

NPP Newsletter, November 2010

NPP Newsletter, July 2010

NPP Newsletter, February 2010

NPP Newsletter, August 2009

Other kind of documentation material:

Results of NPP Questionnaire 2009

Interesting Links for the NPP Community

12. 11. 2009 | NPP

Netherlands Chemistry and Catalysis Conference

NIOK Society: Catalysis in The Netherlands

PhD Candidates Network of The Netherlands