Monique van der Veen Assistant Professor at Catalysis Engineering group TU Delft
Monique van der Veen has joined the Catalysis Engineering group at TU Delft in September 2013 as Assistant Professor. She obtained her PhD in 2010 from the University of Leuven – KU Leuven for pioneering the use of nonlinear optics to study the structure and dynamics of nanoporous host/guest materials. With a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship of the Scientific Research Fund Vlaanderen (FWO) she continued to work at the KU Leuven, and in group of Mischa Bonn at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. Her focus at TU Delft will be the improvement of thermo- and photocatalysis by porous materials in the liquid phase. Mechanistic insight in the catalytic process, provided by surface-sensitive and ultrafast vibrational laser spectroscopy, will lead the development of enhanced materials and processes.