Jorge Gascon appointed as Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor at TU Delft

23. 9. 2014 | Susan

Jorge Gascon appointed as Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor at TU Delft.These chairs are early promotions of young, outstanding scientists to the position of professor, enabling them to develop their scientific careers to the fullest extent at our university.

Jorge Gascon (36) received his MSc. in Chemistry in 2002 and his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2006, both at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). He has been working at the Chemical Engineering Department (Faculty of Applied Sciences) since 2006, lately as Associate Professor. His research interests fall at the interphase of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, including the development and demonstration of new nano-structured materials and composites. He has co-authored over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, several book chapters and patents and has recently edited the book ‘Metal Organic Frameworks as Heterogeneous Catalysts”. He has been the recipient of the prestigious VENI (2010), VIDI (2013) and ERC Starting (2013) personal grants. Recently, he received the 2013 ExxonMobil Chemical European Science and Engineering Award. In addition to all this, the students value him as a great and able teacher.

On December 3, 2014, Prof. Gascon will deliver his inaugural address at TU Delft.