Home > People > Professors > Bert Weckhuysen > Research > Former PhD-candidates

B.M. Weckhuysen

Distinguished University Professor

Phone: +31 30 253 4328
E-mail: b.m.weckhuysen@uu.nl
Room: 4.82

Former PhD-candidates

 

F.C. Hendriks

Accesibility, Structure and Reactivity of Individual Catalyst Particles Studied by Fluorescence Microscopy

December 2017
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx and Dr. F. Meirer
Current employer: Rabobank

Z. Öztürk

Spectroscopy & Microscopy on the Formation of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks

December 2017
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
 
 
Thesis William van der Graaff

 

R. Oord

Spectroscopic Insights into Microporous Zeolites for NH3-SCR of NOx and Methane-to-Methanol Activation

December 2017
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Current employer: Utrecht University
Thesis William van der Graaff

W.N.P. van der Graaff

Heterogeneous catalysts for selective conversion of carbohydrates.

December 2016, TU/e (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
Thesis supervisors: Prof. E.J.M. Hensen, Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. E.A. Pidko
 
 
 
 
Sam Kalirai

S. Kalirai

Advances in X-ray chemical imaging of a single catalyst particle.

December 2016
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. F. Meirer
 
Current employer: Stanford University
Thesis cover Zoran Ristanovic

Z. Ristanović

Zeolite chemistry studied at the level of single particles, molecules and atoms.

March 2016
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
 
Current employer: Leiden University
Thesis Korneel Cats

K.H. Cats

On the deactivation of Cobalt-based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts.

March 2016
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
 
Current employer: Hogeschool Utrecht
Thesis Robin Jastrzebski

R. Jastrzebski

Catalytic C-C bond cleavage for the production of chemicals from lignin.

March 2016
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx
 
Current employer: Chemspeed Technologies
Thesis Mustafa al Samarai

M. al Samarai

X-ray spectroscopy and microscopy of cobalt and nickel in CoMoS and CoNiMoS hydrodesulfurization catalysts.

March 2016
Thesis supervisors:Prof. F.M.F. de Groot and Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Current employer: Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Thesis cover Dimitrije Cicmil

D. Cicmil

Selective Oligomerization/Polymerization of Ethylene with Cr-based Catalysts.

March 2016
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
 
Current employer: Bosch Belgrado
Thesis Sophie Wiedemann

S. Wiedemann

Ferrierite-Catalysed Branching of Unsaturated Fatty Acids.

March 2015
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx
 
Current employer: Croda
Thesis cover Joe Stewart

J.A. Stewart

Towards Green Cyclic Carbonate Synthesis - Hetergeneous and Homogeneous Catalyst Development.

December 2015
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Total Brussels
Thesis Matthijs de Winter

D.A.M. de Winter

Focused Ion Beam - Scanning Electron Microscopy Applied to Electrically Insulating Materials.

October 2015
Thesis supervisors: Prof. dr. M.R. Drury, Prof. dr. ir. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. J.A. Post
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Utrecht University
Thesis cover Carlo Angelici

C. Angelici

Ethanol-to-Butadiene Conversion Over SiO2-MgO Catalysts: Synthesis-Structure-Performance Relationships.

June 2015
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Avantium
Thesis Ilona van Zandvoort

I. van Zandvoort

Towards the Valorization of Humin By-products: Characterization, Solubilization and Catalysis.

March 2015
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Avantium
Thesis Evelien van Schrojenstein Lantman

E.M. van Schrojenstein Lantman

Raman nanospectroscopy of a photo-catalytic reaction.

December 2014
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx
Available at UU Library
 
Current employer: ABN AMRO bank
Thesis cover Wenhao Luo

W. Luo

Hydrodeoxygenation of levulinic acid over supported metal catalysts.

December 2014
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen 
Available at UU Library
 
Current employer: Technische Universität München
Thesis Hendrik van der Bij

H. van der Bij

Phosphatation of Zeolites: A Combined Spectroscopy, Microscopy and Catalysis Study.

December 2014
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Albemarle Catalysts company B.V.
Thesis Jesper Sattler

J.J.H.B. Sattler

Propane dehydrogenation on metal and metal oxide catalysts.

November 2014
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library
 
Current employer: Eurotrol B.V.
Thesis Qingyun Qian

Q. Qian

Catalytic Conversion of Alcohols into Olefins: Spectroscopy, Kinetics and Catalyst Deactivation.

February 2014
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. J. Ruiz-Martinez
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Exxon Mobil Chemical Shanghai Technology Center
Thesis Peter Spannring

P. Spannring

Fe-Catalyzed Oxidative Cleavage of Unsaturated Fatty Acids.

December 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. R.J.M. Klein Gebbink, Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx
Available at UU Library
 
Current employer: Radboud University
Thesis Clare Harvey

C.E. Harvey

Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Heterogeneous Catalysis Research.

November 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. A.J.G. Mank
Available at UU Library
 
Current employer: Avantium
Thesis Dilek Boga

D.A. Boğa

Aqueous-Phase Reforming of Renewable Polyols for Production of Hydrogen using Platinum Catalysts.

November 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx
Available at UU Library (November 2016)
Current employer: Brown University
Thesis Annelie Jongerius

A.L. Jongerius

Catalytic Conversion of Lignin for the Production of Aromatics.

September 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx
Available at UU Library
 
Current employer: Avantium
Thesis Upakul Deka

U. Deka

Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx over Copper-Based Microporous Catalysts.

April 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. A.M. Beale
Available at UU Library
 
Current employer: Albemarle Catalysts company B.V.
Thesis Peter Hausoul

P.J.C. Hausoul

Palladium-Catalyzed Telomerization of 1,2-Butadiene with Biomass-Based Oxygenates.

January 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Prof. R.J.M. Klein Gebbink and Dr. P.C.A. Bruijnincx
Available at UU Library
Current employer: RWTH Technische Chemie
Thesis Luis Aramburo Corrales

L.R. Aramburo Corrales

Spatiotemporal Spectroscopy of Molecular Sieves: Interplay between Hydrothermal Treatments and the Methanol-To-Hydrocarbons Reaction.

December 2012
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library
Current employer: SABIC Technology Center
Thesis Davide Mores

D. Mores

In-situ micro-spectroscopy on coke formation processes in zeolites.

December 2011
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library
 
Current employer: Eastman Chemical
Thesis Inge Buurmans

I.L.C. Buurmans

Catalyst particles for fluid catalytic cracking visualized at the individual particle level by micro-spectroscopy.

December 2011
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Albemarle Catalysts company B.V.
Thesis Bart Hereijgers

B.P.C. Hereijgers

Selective Aerobic Oxidation of Hydrocarbons over Supported Gold Catalysts.

November 2011
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library
 
Current employer: Euro Support B.V.
Thesis Lukasz Karwacki

L. Karwacki

Internal architecture and molecular transport barriers of large zeolite crystals.

December 2010
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library
 
Current employer: BASF Ludwigshafen
Thesis Nadzeya Beznis

N. Beznis

Co and Cu ZSM-5 zeolites for the direct production of oxygenates from methane and oxygen.

November 2010
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. J.H. Bitter
Available at UU Library
Current employer: AKZO Nobel
Thesis Emiel de Smit

E. de Smit

Iron-based Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis : new insights from in-situ (micro)spectroscopy, diffraction and theory.

November 2010
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Prof. F.M.F. de Groot
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Exxon Mobil Chemical Europe Inc.
Thesis Leticia Espinosa Alonso

L. Espinosa Alonso

Space and Time Resolved Spectroscopy During the Preparation of Hydrogenation Catalyst Bodies.

November 2009
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. A.M. Beale
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Shell A/S Dansk
Thesis Marianne Kox

M.H.F. Kox

Spatial Heterogeneities Within an Individual Catalyst Particle as Revealed by In-Situ Micro-Spectroscopy.

November 2009
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Current employer: Shell Chemical LP
Thesis Muriel Lepage

M. Lepage

Support and promoter effects in automotive exhaust catalysis.

June 2009
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. T. Visser
Available at UU Library
 
Current employer: Automotive
Thesis cover Elena Parvulescu

E. Parvulescu

New mechanistic insight into the gold-based propene epoxidation.

May 2009
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. T.A. Nijhuis
 
Current employer: BASF
Thesis cover Peter de Peinder

P. de Peinder

Characterization and Classification of Crude Oils Using a Combination of Spectroscopy and Chemometrics.

December 2009
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and  Dr. T. Visser
Available at UU Library
Current employer: VibSpec Software B.V.
Thesis cover Ingmar Swart

I. Swart

Adsorption of CO and H2 on Transition Metal Clusters : insights from Vibrational Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory.

October 2008
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Prof. F.M.F. de Groot and Dr. A. Fielicke
Current employer: Utrecht University
Thesis cover Alwies van der Heijden

A.W.A.M. van der Heijden

Conversion of chlorinated waste streams from the production of polyvinyl chloride over La-based catalysts.

May 2008
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Current employer: BRB International
Thesis cover C.D. Radu

D.C. Radu

Creation of α-oxygen during the N2O decomposition over Mn-ZSM-5.

October 2007
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Prof. F.M.F. de Groot
Available at UU Library
 
 
Thesis cover Jaap Bergwerff

J.A. Bergwerff

Spatially resolved spectroscopy on the preparation of CoMo/Al2O3 hydrodesulphurization catalysts.

March 2007
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. T. Visser
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Albemarle Catalysts Company B.V.
Thesis cover Pieter Bruijnincx

P.C.A. Bruijnincx

Structural and Functional Models of Non-Heme Iron Enzymes : A Study of the 2-His-1-Carboxylate Facial Triad Structural Motif.

January 2007
Thesis supervisors: Prof. G. van Koten, Prof. R.J.M. Klein Gebbink and Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Utrecht University
Thesis cover Daphne Keller

D.E. Keller

X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Supported Vanadium Oxide Catalysts.

November 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Prof. D.C. Koningsberger, Dr. F.M.F. de Groot and Dr. T. Visser
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Thesis cover Joost van Lingen

J.N.J. van Lingen

A comprehensive model for the supported vanadium oxide catalyst: The umbrella model.

November 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Dr. J.H. van Lenthe and Dr. O.L.J. Gijzeman
Available at UU Library
Current employer: TNO
Thesis cover Christina Nenu

C.N. Nenu

Controlled assembly of a Cr-based heterogeneous single-site ethylene trimerisation catalyst.

November 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. P. Bodart
Avialable at UU Library
Current employer: Zeolyst International
Thesis cover Stan Tinnemans

S.J. Tinnemans

Combined operando Raman/ UV-Vis-NIR specrocsopy as a tool to study supported metal oxide catalysts at work.

June 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Dr. T.A. Nijhuis and Dr. T. Visser
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Teva Pharachemie
Thesis cover Fernando Morales Cano

F. Morales Cano

Manganese Promotion in Titania-Supported Cobalt Fischer-Tropsch Catalysis.

April 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Prof. F.M.F. de Groot
Available at UU Library
 
Current employer: Haldor Topsoe A/S
Thesis cover Gerbrand Mesu

J.G. Mesu

Host-Guest Chemistry of Cu2+/Histidine Complexes in Molecular Sieves.

May 2005
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. T. Visser
Available at UU Library
 
Current employer: Albemarle Corporation
Thesis cover Willem Heijboer

W.M. Heijboer

New Frontiers in X-ray Spectroscopy of FeZSM-5.

April 2005
Thesis supervisors: Prof. D.C. Koningsberger, Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Prof. F.M.F. de Groot
Available at UU Library
Current employer: Tata Steel R&D
Thesis cover Pieter van der Avert

P. van der Avert

Catalytic destruction of chlorinated hydrocarbons over lanthanide oxides.

October 2003
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Prof. R.A. Schoonheydt
 
 
 
Current employer: DEME Group