Catalysis Engineering | CE
The Catalysis Engineering team focuses on the development & demonstration of new catalysis and reactor engineering concepts devoted to sustainable technologies with emphasis on process intensification, feedstock efficiency, and reduction of both energy usage as well as the influence of human and industrial activities on the environment. In the team advanced functional porous materials are developed. This contains structured catalysts (metal-organic frameworks, covalent-organic frameworks, and zeolites), as well as materials for separation, membranes, sensors and electronics. The team develops multi-phase reaction systems (gas-liquid-liquid-solid) and multi-functional systems (combinations of different reactions, separations, electro- and/or photocatalysis).
February 28: PhD thesis defense Nat Phongprueksathat, "Structures, activities, and mechanisms under the spectroscopes — the quest for unveiling the nature of active sites for highly selective CO2 hydrogenation to methanol"
November 2022: Freek Kapteijn among the Highly Cited Researchers 2022
October 2022: Thesis defense Chuncheng Liu, "The hydrocarbon-pool chemistry of methanol conversions in zeolite catalysts.
April 2022: Thesis defense Sorin Bunea, "Novel catalysts and applications for polymer electrolyte membrane cells"
October 2021: AMCEL BSc thesis award for Manoj Coppens
June 2021: Thesis defense Robert Franz "Deactivation Pathways in Methane Upgrading Catalysis"
May 2021: Thesis defense Adrian Gonzalez Nelson "Emergent Rotational Dynamics and Optical Properties of Metal-Organic Frameworks
February 2021: Atul Bansode in a role of assistant professor in Catalysis Engineering
January, 2021: Atsushi Urakawa wins the prestigious “Japan Academy Medal” after previously receiving the JSPS award