Grants and scientific publication University of Utrecht

7. 6. 2012 | Susan

Dr. A.M. Beale (UU) received a Vidi-grant from NWO for his research entitled “Towards a deeper understanding of catalytic activity in supported precious metal catalysts“.
Furthermore, NWO awarded Dr. P.E. de Jongh (UU) an Echo-grant for her research entitled “Supported light-metal nanoparticles for N≡N bond activation“.

In the same research group, three TASC-grants are awarded by NWO:
* Prof. Krijn de Jong and Prof. Bert Weckhuysen received the grant for their research entitled ‘Lower Olefins from Synthesis Gas Using Supported Iron Catalysts, Coping with the challenges of selectivity and stability’, in cooperation with Dr. Ruitenbeek (Dow Chemical), Dr. Watson (Johnson Matthey), Prof. Bruck and Dr. Dugulan (both TU Delft).
* Prof. Bert Weckhuysen received the grant for his research entitled ‘Towards more energy-efficient manufacturing processes of propylene-boosting fluid catalytic cracking catalysts’, in cooperation with Dr. Vogt (Albemarle Catalysts), Dr. Kip (DSM) and Dr. de Peinder (VibSpec).
* Prof. Bert Weckhuysen, in cooperation with Prof. Kapteijn (TU Delft), Dr. Terorde (BASF), Dr. Gascon (TU Delft) and Dr. Kip (DSM), received the grant for their research entitled ‘Towards Selective and Stable Methanol to Olefins Conversion: Alternative Route to C2-C4 Olefins with Zeolite Materials’.

Scientific publication:
Recently, a paper from the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group in Utrecht appeared in Angewandte Chemie, International Edition:
L.R. Aramburo, E. de Smit, B. Arstad, M.M. van Schooneveld, L. Sommer, A. Juhin, T. Yokosawa, H.W. Zandbergen, U. Olsbye, F.M.F. de Groot, B.M. Weckhuysen, X-ray imaging of zeolite particles at the nanoscale: Influence of steaming on the state of aluminum and the methanol-to-olefin reaction, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51 (2012) 3616-3619.

This paper was the 25th article of Prof. Bert Weckhuysen in Angewandte Chemie since 2000. As a result, an Author Profile of Prof. Weckhuysen appeared in this journal in May.