Postdoctoral scholar Joel Schmidt won a Catalysis Science & Technology poster prize award at the 8th Tokyo Conference on Advanced Catalytic Science and Technology (TOCAT8). At the conference he presented a poster titled: "Template-Framework Interactions in Tetraethylammonium-Directed Zeolite Synthesis."
PhD candidate Rolf Beerthuis won a prize for the best poster communication at the 8th International Symposium on Carbon for Catalysis in June 2018. At the conference he presented a combined short oral and poster communication, under the title: “Manganese Promoter Effects in Carbon-Supported Copper-Based Ester Hydrogenation Catalysis.” The prize consists of a certificate and a monetary reward of 250 euro.
Peter Ngene is one of the seventeen ‘Next Einstein Forum’ Fellows 2017-2019, for Africa’s most outstanding and promising young scientists. On 27 March, he received the award from Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda and currently Chairman of the African Union.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences recognizes her important work on nanomaterials for catalysis and energy storage and conversion. She will be installed officially as a member on September 17th 2018.
The Gravitation Programme Netherlands Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion (MCEC) has been awarded 1.7 million Euros to cover part of the costs for the participation of 16 ambitious new international students in its PhD training programme.
Together with colleagues Katrien Keune (Rijksmuseum) and Koen Janssens (University of Antwerp), Florian Meirer has been awarded funding for a project called “3D understanding of degradation products in paintings”.
On the 7th of February, Professor Bert Weckhuysen received a Certificate for Achievements (‘Oorkonde van Verdienste’) of the Christoffel Plantin fund for his contributions to the prestige and appeal of Belgium in the Netherlands.