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J.G. Goetze

Operando Spectroscopy on the Reaction Mechanism and Deactivation of Methanol-to-Olefins Catalysts

May 2018
Promotors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
 

P. Zimmermann

Crystal field multiplet calculations and the Magnetic circular dichroism of CrO2 in Resonant inelastic Xray scattering

May 2018
Promotors: Prof. Dr. F.M.F. de Groot
 

N. Masoud

The Stability of Supported Gold Catalysts

March 2018
Promotors: Prof. Dr. P.E. de Jongh and Prof. Dr. Ir. K.P. de Jong
 

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
 

Z. Öztürk

Spectroscopy & Microscopy on the Formation of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks

December 2017
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
 

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
 

B. Liu

Soft X-ray Spectroscopy of Cobalt Materials

August 2017
Promotors: Prof. Dr. F.M.F. de Groot
 

P.L. Bramwell

Pore-confined light metal hydrides for energy storage and catalysis

May 2017
Promotors: Prof. Dr. P.E. de Jongh and Prof. Dr. R.J.M. Klein Gebbink
Copromotor: Dr. P. Ngene
 

J. Xie

Catalyst Design and Development for the direct production of lower olefins from synthesis gas

March 2017
Thesis supervisor: Prof. K.P. de Jong
 

S. Kalirai

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

December 2016
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and F. Meirer
 

A. den Otter

Niobia-supported Cobalt Catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis

May 2016
Thesis supervisor: Prof. K.P. de Jong 

R. van den Berg

Formation, activity and growth of copper nanoparticles in methanol synthesis catalysts

May 2016
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Prof. P.E. de Jongh
Available at UU library (November 2016)

Z. Ristanović

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

March 2016
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU library

K.H. Cats

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

March 2016
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library

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
Available at UU Library (September 2016)

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
Available at UU Library (September 2016)

D. Cicmil

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

March 2016.
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
 

S.C.C. Wiedemann

Ferrierite-Catalysed Branching of Unsaturated Fatty Acids.

December 2015.
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Prof. P.C.A. Bruijnincx
 

J.A. Stewart

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

December 2015.
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Prof. P.C.A. Bruijnincx
 

C. Angelici

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

June 2015.
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Prof. P.C.A. Bruijnincx
 

R. de Lima Oliveira

Nanoreactors in Catalysis.

June 2015.
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Prof. P.E. de Jongh
 

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
 

E. van Schrojenstein Lantman

Raman nanospectroscopy of a photo-catalytic reaction.

December 2014.
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen 
 

W. Luo

Hydrodeoxygenation of levulinic acid over supported metal catalysts.

December 2014. 
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen 
 

H. van der Bij

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

December 2014. 
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen 
 

P. Munnik

Synthesis – Structure – Performance Relationships for Supported Metal Catalysts.

November 2014. 
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Prof. P.E. de Jongh 
 

J.J.H.B. Sattler

Propane dehydrogenation on metal and metal oxide catalysts.

November 2014.
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
 

S.A.W. Hollak

Catalytic deoxygenation of fatty acids and triglycerides for production of fuels and chemicals.

October 2014. 
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. D. van Es (co-promotor) 
 

Y.S. Au

Magnesium-based materials supported on carbon for hydrogen storage.

June 2014.
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Prof. P.E. de Jongh (co-promotor) 
 

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
 

P. Spannring

Fe-Catalyzed Oxidative Cleavage of Unsaturated Fatty Acids.

December 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. R.J.M. Klein Gebbink, B.M. Weckhuysen and P.C.A. Bruijnincx
 

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.
 

D.A. Boga

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 
 

H.M. Torres Galvis

Direct Production of Lower Olefins from Synthesis Gas Using Supported Iron Catalysts.

September 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Prof. J.H. Bitter
Available at UU Library

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

R.W. Gosselink

Carbon NanoFiber supported Catalysts for the Deoxygenation of Fatty Acids and Derivatives.

September 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Prof. J.H. Bitter
Available at UU Library

J. Zecevic

3D Nanoscale Imaging and Quantitative Analysis of Zeolite Catalysts.

June 2013
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong, Dr. P.E. de Jongh and Dr. H. Friedrich
Available at UU Library

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

M.M. van Schooneveld

2p3d Resonant X-ray Emission Spectroscopy of Cobalt Compounds.

February 2013
Thesis supervisor: Prof. F.M.F. de Groot
Available at UU Library

P.J.C. Hasoul

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

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

J. Gao

Carbon Matrix Confined Sodium Alanate for Reversible Hydrogen Storage.

November 2012
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. P.E. de Jongh
Available at UU Library

P.S. Miedema

X-ray Spectroscopy of Inorganic Materials.

October 2012
Thesis supervisor: Prof. F.M.F. de Groot
Available at UU Library

T.M. Eggenhuis

Study of Nanoconfined Phases for the Rational Synthesis of Supported Catalysts.

May 2012
Thesis supervisor: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. P.E. de Jongh
Available at UU Library

P. Ngene

Nanoconfined alkali-metal borohydrides for reversible hydrogen storage.

January 2012
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. P.E. de Jongh
Available at UU Library

D. Mores

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

December 2011
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library

I.L.C. Buurmans

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

December 2011
Thesis supervisor: B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library

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

A.N.C. van Laak

Post-synthesis modifications on zeolites for improved accessibility and catalytic performance

April 2011
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. P.E. de Jongh
Available at UU Library

L. Karwacki

Internal architecture and molecular transport barriers of large zeolite crystals.

December 2010
Thesis supervisor: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library

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

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

M. Wolters

Controlled metal nitrate decomposition for the preparation of supported metal Catalysts.

November 2010
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. P.E. de Jongh
Available at UU Library

J.P. den Breejen

Cobalt particle size effects in catalysis.

February 2010
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. J.H. Bitter
Available at UU Library

N.N.A.H. Meis

Supported modified hydrotalcites as sorbent for CO2 capture.

February 2010
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. J.H. Bitter
Available at UU Library

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

H. Friedrich

Quantitative Electron Tomography for Nanostructured Materials.

August 2009
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong, Prof. A.J. Verkleij and Dr. P.E. de Jongh
Available at UU Library

M.H.F. Kox

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

November 2009
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library

M.M.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

E. Parvulescu

New mechanistic insight into the gold-based propene epoxidation.

May 2009
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. T.A. Nijhuis
Available at UU Library

P. de Peinder

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

December 2009
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen, Dr. T. Visser
Available at UU Library

A.J. Plomp

Platinum on Carbon Nanofibers as Catalyst for Cinnamaldehyde Hydrogenation.

April 2009
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. J.H. Bitter
Available at UU Library

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, Dr. F.M.F. de Groot and Dr. A. Fielicke
Available at UU Library

S. van Dommele

Nitrogen Doped Carbon Nanotubes : Synthesis, characterization and catalysis.

July 2008
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. J.H. Bitter
Available at UU Library

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
Available at UU Library

C.P. Balde

Sodium Alanate Nanoparticles for Hydrogen Storage.

March 2008
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. J.H. Bitter
Available at UU Library

C.D. Radu

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

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

J.R.A. Sietsma

Ordered mesoporous materials as model supports to study catalyst preparation.

September 2007
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. P.E. de Jongh
Available at UU Library

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

P.C.A. Bruijnincx

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

January 2007
Thesis supervisors: Prof. G. van Koten, Prof. R.J.M. Klein Gebbink and Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen
Available at UU Library

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

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

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

R. Wagemens

Magnesium for Hydrogen Storage.

September 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. P.E. de Jongh
Available at UU Library

S. 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

F. Morales Cano

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

April 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. B.M. Weckhuysen and Dr. F.M.F. de Groot
Available at UU Library

F. Winter

Hydrotalcite-Based Catalysts for the Synthesis of Methyl Isobutyl Ketone.

February 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. A.J. van Dillen
Available at UU Library

G.L. Bezemer

Cobalt supported on carbon nanofibers as catalysts for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

January 2006
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. A.J. van Dillen
Available at UU Library

M.K. van der Lee

Carbon nanofiber supported nickel catalysts.

October 2005

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

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 Dr. F.M.F. de Groot
Available at UU Library

L.C. Wijtens

Synthesis and Characterisation of Pd/Ag Membranes for Hydrogen Separation.

November 2004

M. Tromp

Developments of Time-Resolved XAFS Spectroscopy Techniques; Applications in Homogeneous Catalysis.

April 2004
Thesis supervisors: Prof. D.C. Koningsberger, Prof. G. van Koten, Dr. J.A. van Bokhoven and Dr. G.P.F. van Strijdonck
Available at UU Library

M.L. Toebes

Carbon Nanofibers as Catalyst Support for Noble Metals. 

February 2004
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong, Prof. D.C. Koningsberger and A.J. van Dillen
Available at UU Library

D. Lensveld

On the preparation and characterisation of MCM-41 supported heterogeneous nickel and molybdenum catalysts.

May 2003
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong, Prof. J.W. Geus and Dr. A.J. van Dillen
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A.H. Janssen

Three-dimensional Transmission Electron Microscopy of Porous Catalysts.

March 2003
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. A.J. Koster
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A.A. Battiston

Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx by Hydrocarbons over Fe/ZSM5 Prepared by Sublimation of FeCl3.

February 2003
Thesis supervisors: Prof. D.C. Koningsberger and Dr. J.H. Bitter
Available at UU Library

S. van Donk

Adsorption, Diffusion and Reaction Studies of Hydrocarbons on Zeolite Catalysts.

December 2002
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. J.H. Bitter
Available at UU Library

M.K. Oudenhuijzen

Support Effects in Heterogeneous Catalysis.

June 2002
Thesis supervisors: Prof. D.C. Koningsberger, Prof. D.E. Ramaker and Dr. J.A. van Bokhoven
Available at UU Library

I.J. Dijs

Metal Sulphates and Sulphonic Acids, Heterogeneous Acid Catalysts in Solvent-Free Hydro-Acyloxy-Addition Reactions.

June 2002

M.G. Nijkamp

Hydrogen Storage using Physisorption, Modified Carbon Nanofibers and Related Materials.

April 2002
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. A.J. van Dillen
Available at UU Library

T.G. Ros

Rhodium Complexes and Particles on Carbon Nanofibres. Surface Chemistry of Carbon Nanofibres and Catalytic Properties of Supported Rhodium Species.

January 2002
Thesis supervisors: Prof. D.C. Koningsberger, Prof. J.W. Geus and Dr. A.J. van Dillen
Available at UU Library

J.C.A.A. Roelofs

Activated hydrotalcites as solid base catalysts in aldol condensations.

December 2001
Thesis supervisors: Prof. K.P. de Jong and Dr. A.J. van Dillen
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F.A. van den Berg

Zirconia-Supported Iron-Based Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts, Influence of Pressure and Potassium on Structure and Catalytic Properties.

May 2001
Thesis supervisors: Prof. J.W. Geus and Dr. van der Kraan
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J. de Graaf

Metal-Support Interaction and Sulfur Tolerance of Platinum/Zeolite Y Catalysts.

January 2001