Veni grant for Arie van Houselt
Dr. Arie van Houselt (Catalytic Processes and Materials group – University of Twente) has been awarded with a VENI grant for the proposal “A tunnel vision on heterogeneous catalysis in water”. He will be using his grant to study chemical reactions on metal surfaces, such as catalysts, under water. These reactions are usually difficult to follow, because for many measurements the water ‘gets in the way’. In his research Van Houselt uses a Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM); an extremely powerful microscope capable of showing up individual atoms and molecules. The STM makes use of a miniscule metal needle that can be used to explore surfaces. Dr. Van Houselt is carrying out his research within the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and the Catalytic Processes and Materials research group led by Prof. Leon Lefferts.