NWO-VICI grant awarded to Prof. Emiel Hensen

29. 1. 2014 | Irene

Prof. E.J.M. (Emiel) Hensen of the  Eindhoven University of Technology – Catalysis received a 1.5 MEuro NWO-VICI grant for his research project Optimal nanoparticles for sustainable catalysis.


Catalysts mostly consist of metal nanoparticles stabilised on a porous carrier. The researchers will investigate how catalytic reactions take place on the boundary between nanoparticles and the carrier material. One of the applications is the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen with the help of sunlight.

For more information on his research: the interview on the TU/e website (in Dutch)

For more information on his research group: Inorganic Materials Chemistry